Touch Rules

Playing Rules

The official rules followed by the Glasgow Touch Association are those defined by the Federation of International Touch - FIT Playing Rules 4th Edition.

In order to assist with understanding of certain scenarios the Touch Football Australia rules also include referee and player notes which may prove helpful - TFA Playing Rules 7th Edition.

Quizzes

If you don't fancy reading the rule book cover to cover, then why not test your knowledge on a few select rules / scenarios / referee signals with the following quizzes.

Quiz 1 -Terminology and general knwoledge - Quiz / Answers

Quiz 2 - Tap or rollball? and referee signals - Quiz / Answers

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 June 2016 21:44
 

Summer League 2016

The Glasgow Touch Summer league 2016 is past the halfway point and so here is a reminder of how the closing stages will play out in each of the divisions.

Mixed divisions

  • Weeks 1-9 - Round robin, each team plays every other team once
  • Week 10 - Final and playoffs, 1 v 2, 3 v 4, 5 v 6, 7 v 8, 9 v 10

Women's division

  • Weeks 1-9 - Round robin, each team plays every other team three times
  • Week 10 - Final and playoff, 1 v 2, 3 v 4

Men's division

  • Weeks 1-7 - Round robin, each team plays every other team once
  • Week 8 - Quarter finals
    • QF1: 1 v 8, QF2: 2 v 7, QF3: 3 v 6, QF4: 4 v 5
  • Week 9 - Semi finals
    • Cup - SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF3, SF2: Winner QF2 v Winner QF4
    • Playoff - PSF1: Loser QF1 v Loser QF3, PSF2: Loser QF2 v Loser QF4
  • Week 10 - Final and playoffs
    • Cup - Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
    • 3 / 4 - Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
    • 5 / 6 - Winner PSF1 v Winner PSF2
    • 7 / 8 - Loser PSF1 v Loser PSF2

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 June 2016 21:45
 

Glasgow Open 2015

Thank you to everyone who made the Glasgow leg of the 2015 STS a success. It was a very good day of touch in the sun (sometimes) and rain (the majority of times). Hopefully everyone enjoyed the experience.

Thanks go to, the GTA committee for organising an excellent tournament, the groundsman, and everyone who came along.

Congratulations to Six Pack who took the Cup, and Meerkits for winning the STS series with great performances throughout all four tournaments.

The full results can be found on the STA website at http://www.scottishtouch.org.uk/competitions/scottish-touch-series/2015/glasgow/

Final Positions

  1. Six Pack Roosters (Cup)
  2. Geckos
  3. Meerkits
  4. Superhands
  5. Meerkats (Quaich)
  6. Hoodlums
  7. Galaxy Scotland
  8. New Orleans Fluffy Dragons
  9. Glasgow Lions Force (Plate)
  10. Buffaloes
  11. Blue Jays
  12. Sparks
  13. Stirling Storm (Tankard)
  14. Salad Gulpet Oilers
  15. Glasgow  Lions Hurricanes
  16. Stirling Storm Troopers

Hopefully, see you all at the Scottish Clubs Championships on the 22nd August 2015.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 14:43
 

Summer League 2015 - Review

The Glasgow Touch Association (GTA) Summer League concluded on the 23rd July 2015 after 10 weeks of hard fought games all across the different divisions. The final night decided the winners in each division.

The league is the highlight of the Touch season in Glasgow and it has experienced a steady increase in the number of participants in the last few years. The number of teams entered this year was a record of 36 and we are expecting bigger demand next year.

The overall winners in each division were:

  • Mixed 1st Division, Geckos
  • Mixed 2nd Division, Blue Jays Blitz
  • Mixed 3rd Division, Yorkhill Bears
  • Men’s Division, Spidermen
  • Women’s Division, Wallace Weegies

Congratulations to all winners!!

The final positions in each division can be found below:

Position Mixed 1st Division Mixed 2nd Division Mixed 3rd Division
1 Geckos Blue Jays Blitz Yorkhill Bears
2 Blue Jays The Bamhurgers GUAC
3 Stirling Storm Can't Teach That! Touch Courage
4 Glasgow Lions Force Glasgow Lions Tornadoes Glasgow Lions Cyclones
5 Glasgow Lions Hurricanes Can't Teach This! Glasgow Centurions
6 No Pros The Unusual Suspects PwC Panthers
7 No Woman No Try Inchinnan Raptors
8 Glasgow Phoenix Honey Badgers

 

Position Men Division Women Division
1 Spidermen Wallace Weegies
2 Glasgow Lions Force Blue Tits
3 Blue Balls Glasgow Lions Force
4 Cobras Glasgow Lions Hurricanes
5 Crusaders
6 IVY Leaguers
7 Storm Bears
8 Hornets
9 Subpoenas & Suppositories
10 Glasgow Lions Hurricanes

Special mention to the ever increasing number of referees involved as without them we will not be able to run the League and the Referee Coaches (from Edinburgh) attending two nights to coach and assess the Glasgow referees.

The aims for the league next year are to increase the number of teams participating, specifically in the Women's division.

See you next year for a bigger and better league.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:15
 

Summer League 2015

This year's summer league will be starting Thursday 21st May.

Entry form for teams is available here - GTA - League Registration Form 2015v1.doc.

Please get in touch if you've any questions by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or joining our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/glasgowtouchassociation/. We look forward to seeing old and new players on the pitch.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 08:23
 
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