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Home Nations 2013

This season’s international tournament is the Home Nations, which will be held at the Dublin City University on the outskirts of, strangely enough, Dublin on the 21/22nd June.  The intention is for Scotland to enter a team in every division, these being:

Open Division – Men’s Open, Mixed Open, Women’s Open

Masters Division – Masters Mixed, Men’s 30s, Women’s 27s, Men’s 35s and Men’s 40s

Given the tournament is so early in the season we will have a very short, sharp training schedule.  To this end there will be a trial weekend held on the weekend of 30/31st March at a still to be decided location.  Training squads for each team will be selected at this point.

This will be followed by training for teams on the following weekends:

6/7th April

13/14th April

20/21 April

27/28th April

4/5th May

11/12th May – Final squads selected.  All squads training weekend.

25/26th May – All squads training weekend.

8/9th June – All squads training weekend.

The training weekends will follow the same pattern as last season with full day, two day training weekends with some teams training one weekend and the remaining teams the next.  The actual split at for the first five training weekends is still to be decided as it will depend on the selections for the various coaching positions.

It would be great to get as many of you back as possible for what will culminate in a fantastic weekend in Dublin.  This is also an excellent opportunity to get some new talent into the national squad, so please speak to your clubs and anyone you think is capable of playing for one of the national teams and get them involved.

Regional training will take place each Sunday leading up to the National Trials at 1030-1300hrs Glasgow Green

 

Autumn/Winter Touch

Regional training will be conducted on a monthly basis during the off-season, 10.30-13.00 on Glasgow Green, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Training will run on the following dates:

  • Sun 28 Oct
  • Sun 25 Nov
  • Sun 16 Dec
  • Sun 20 Jan
  • Sun 17 Feb
  • Sun 17 Mar

Glasgow Lions continue to host social games on Saturday at Glasgow Green from 10.30-12.00. Games are refereed and coaches are on hand to help anyone who wishes to improve their game. Players from any club/team in Glasgow and beyond are invited, all abilities welcome and it's a good opportunity to play games with people from different clubs. All we ask is you wear moulded sole boots, for health and safety reasons anything else will not be permitted. Keep an eye on http://www.glasgowlions.com/ for details and dates (sessions will run until end of November weather and tournament dependant).

 

Sunday Training 17 Feb 13

Regional Touch Training
1030-1300 Sun 17 Feb
Glasgow Green

Hopefully you'll all have either received an email from NSMC, or have seen on the GTA website, that the National Trials are on Sat/Sun 30/31 Mar.

Regional training will take place each Sunday. We'll look at some of the generic policies adopted at the national level, the basic line attack / defensive moves and try and get as much game time as we can...

Please pass this email on to anyone you feel may wish to come along. Obviously larger numbers create better training, so please encourage others to attend. All are welcome, even those not 'aspiring' to be 'national gladiators' will gain from the experience...

See you Sunday

Cameron

 

Glasgow Open 2012

Entries are now being accepted for the Glasgow Open mixed touch tournament, GTA - Tournament Registration Form 2012.doc.

Date - 26th August
Venue - Balgray Playing Fields, 40 Chesterfield Avenue, G12 0BN, Glasgow
Cost - £120 (£100 early entry discount)

To enter, simply return completed registration form and make payment by the 19th August (12th August for discounted entry), for more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Let us know you're coming and invite friends at the event page on Facebook.

 

Summer Touch 2012

The Summer has finally arrived, and the Touch season starts to really get going. If you're looking for an opportunity to get involved then see below for what's on this Summer.

Glasgow Touch Summer League

Thursday 10th May - 26th July, 6:30-9:30pm  - Balgray (Kelvinside Academy) Playing Fields - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Lions Social Touch Games

Saturday 10:30-12:30pm - Glasgow Green - http://www.glasgowlions.com/ - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Glasgow Open

26th August - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Open to mixed teams of all levels.

European Championships

12-16th September - Treviso, Italy

 


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