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Club Development Programme

The Glasgow Touch Association (GTA) are delighted the announce the launch of the ‘Help For Clubs’ scheme (Club Packages GTA 2014.pdf) which will roll out during the forthcoming season, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

This innovative initiative financially assists the already established clubs in the Glasgow region and promotes the creation of new clubs. It is a comprehensive scheme which aims:


  • to help the creation of new formally constituting Touch clubs within the Glasgow area,
  • to support the existing formally constituted Touch clubs in the Glasgow area,
  • to provide targets for the clubs to achieve in order to develop the sport and increase participation.


The scheme has 5 different categories / packages with differing qualifying criteria and benefits corresponding to each category. In order to achieve any of the categories for help, the clubs need to fulfil certain criteria in terms of management of the club and participation numbers.

The GTA, as a not-for-profit organisation, is fully committed to support financially all areas of the sport from refereeing to elite players. This proposal is the latest of a series of schemes that the GTA has already funded and will continue to fund such as:


  • Yearly payments to all international players from Glasgow (approx. 16 players last season)
  • All referee courses for Glasgow referees fully funded.
  • All coaching courses for Glasgow coaches fully funded.
  • Beginner’s tournaments grants.


This new scheme adds to the initiatives mentioned above and it will be further complemented with other proposals during the forthcoming season.


Sun, Scores and Six Pack

Thank you to everyone who made the Glasgow leg of the 2013 STS a great success. It was a cracking day in the sun and hopefully everyone enjoyed the experience. In particular thank you for embracing the last minute changes.

In no particular order thanks go to the GTA committee, the dedicated refs, the player refs, the players, the groundsman, the bakers van, the weather and everyone who came along.

Congratulations to Six Pack who took the Cup and made the STS a three horse race between themselves, Meerkats and Fire Geckos. Edinburgh is going to be intense!

Congrats also to Guerillas who took the Quaich, Blue Jays the Tankard, Hoodlets the Plate and our MVP's Eve and Wallace.

See you all in 2014


Cup Final - Winner


Six Pack

Cup Final - Runner Up


Fire Geckos

Cup Playoff - Winner



Cup Playoff - Runner Up


Galaxy Scotland

Quaich Final - Winner



Quaich Final - Runner Up



Quaich Playoff - Winner



Quaich Playoff - Runner Up


Glasgow Lions A

Round Robin - Tankard Winner


Blue Jays

Round Robin - Runner Up


Wallace Monumentals

Round Robin - 3rd


SuperHands Academy

Round Robin - 4th


Glasgow Lions B

Round Robin - Plate Winner





Glasgow Open STS Entry Now Open

The Glasgow Touch Association is delighted to announce we are now accepting expressions of interest for the third Scottish Touch Series event of the 2013 season, to be held at Balgray Playing Fields on Saturday the 20th of July.


In line with the welcome changes to the STS this year, the GTA will reserve places for the top 8 seeds, with the remaining places filled on a first come first served basis. To that end, please email a completed registration form (from the Google Doc link below) expressing your interest to Doug MacRae on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Account details for entry fee electronic transfer will be provided when the entry list is finalised. Alternatively, you can post a completed form with cheque to the details included on the form. Cheques will be held until the list is finalised.


We look forward to seeing you all again this year.


The GTA Committee






Glasgow Cup 2013

This tournament is only open to Glasgow and West of Scotland Teams. The idea is to have a knockout competition similar to FA Cup in football or the Melrose 7s.

Divisions: Mixed, Men's, Women's

Games: 30 minute games

Costs: £10 per team for the women's division and £25 per team for mixed and men's divisions.

GTA - Glasgow Cup Brief 2013.pdf

GTA - Glasgow Cup Registration Form 2013.doc


Glasgow Touch League 2013

The Glasgow Touch Association1 is now inviting entries for the 2013 Summer touch league. The league will be held at Hillhead Sports Club, from Thursday 16th May - 1st August. Entry is open to mixed, mens and womens teams, with any level of experience, and fixtures shall be organised such that players can participate in both mixed and single sex teams. Entry form available to download here GTA - League Registration Form.doc.

The smooth running of the league is dependant on the invaluable support of our volunteer referees. Glasgow Touch will be running a level 1 referee course prior to the start of the league to ensure teams are able to provide qualified referees. All course costs (incl. referee shirt) will be fully subsidised, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Glasgow Touch will once again be providing free social/coaching sessions at Glasgow Green from Thursday 18th April - 9th May (6:30-8:00pm). Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

1Glasgow Touch Association - The GTA is the representative body for touch in Glasgow.


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