Touch Rugby in the Netherlands is gaining huge momentum. This was very visible at the Junior Touch Championships in Dublin, Ireland, held last week. Touch Netherlands went from 1 junior team last year to 2 junior teams this year.
Both teams worked really hard in preparation of the Junior Touch Championships, and it showed. The great results after three hard days of Touch:
Touch NL Junior Mixed U15 played 9 games and won 3. Eventually they won the bowl play-offs and ended 7th out of 9 teams.
Touch NL Junior Mixed U18 played 9 games, won 3 and tied 1. Also won the bowl play-offs and ended 7th out of 9 teams.
Both teams, under the expert supervision of the coaches Paul and Hester, Jon and Claudine, have improved their game and showed a great level of Touch against the best junior teams in Europe. We are very proud and hopefully this is just the start of something beautiful in Touch rugby in the Netherlands! The future is bright… and yep – it’s orange. ...