COLLEGE RIFLES SENIOR TOUCH

Welcome to the 2021/22 Senior Touch season College Rifles.

Wednesday and Thursday nights at College Rifles all weather turf, meaning you will never miss a week of touch, nor will you get your boots muddy. 

We have an exciting new grade for Secondary School as well as the other grades: Mens, Mixed and Over 45's & 30's. 

SENIOR TOUCH UPDATE - DECEMBER 1ST

Great news under the latest Sport NZ and Touch NZ guidelines around playing sport under the red-light restrictions, we are happy to announce Senior Touch will starting Wednesday 8th December. Please see the updated Module details below:

COLLEGE RIFLES SENIOR TOUCH MODULE - 2021/2022

Enter your touch team today!

We offer grades for Mixed, Open Mens, Open Women's, Secondary School and Over 45s and Over 30s grades. 

*Secondary School grade for Year 9 - 11 students only!

Wednesday and Thursday nights at College Rifles all weather turf, meaning you will never miss a week of touch, nor will you get your boots muddy. 

DATES

8th/9th December 2021 to 15th/16th December 2021 (2 weeks) 

*Christmas Break*

19th/20th January 2022 to 23rd/24th February 2022 (6 weeks)

PRICES

$450 per team / $350 Secondary School. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

6pm - Secondary School - SPACES LEFT!​​​​​​​

6.40pm - Open Mens - FULL!

THURSDAY NIGHTS

6pm/6.40pm - Mixed FULL! - Please email Jade directly. 

6.40pm/7.20pm - Over 45's FULL! - Please email Jade directly. ​​​​​​​

CANCELLATIONS

We play rain, hail or shine! Touch will very rarely be cancelled. There will have to be severe weather conditions for us to consider cancelling. We keep an eye out on the rain radar rather than making a call when it is raining. 

In the rare event we do have to cancel touch we shall update the draw to reflect cancelled games along with updating our Facebook page and sending an email out.​​​​​​​

The call on cancellations will be made on the day around 4pm.

Come along and be part of our Senior Touch Module, plenty of parking, amazing facilities and fun for all!​​​​​​​

DEFAULTS 

Please notify Jade at juniorsport@collegerifles.co.nz of any team defaults by 6pm the night before. This ensures enough time to let the opposition know. 

SENIOR TOUCH RULES

Team uniform is not compulsory this year but is highly recommended. If your team is not wearing matching uniform, they must be wearing a similar coloured top. The club can supply bibs upon request.

The latest NZTA Edition playing rules of Touch Football will apply. 

All protests must be received by the referee before the start of a game.

Rough or foul play including abuse of referees will not be tolerated. An automatic two week stand down will be put in place for any player who is sent off the field. This does not include player who are sin binned but players who are removed from the entire match.

Module management reserve the right to remove any team from the competition if compliance with the above rules is not adhered to.

NOTE:  By completing the online registration you acknowledge adherence of the above rules.

For more information on Senior Touch contact:

Jade Bowen -  juniorsport@collegerifles.co.nz

RED LIGHT GUIDLINES AT COLLEGE RIFLES

Please see the Sport NZ & Touch NZ Guidelines under RED LIGHT restrictions for sport at our facilities: 

  • In line with NZ Government requirements, everyone at our grounds MUST be double vaccinated.
  • You will have to scan in using your vaccine passport at our main entrance to the fields.
  • Only ONE gate will be open for access onto our playing fields.
  • All players MUST be registered through sporty.
  • Only 100 players are allowed outside per field at one time.
  • You are only allowed to be on the field during your allocated game time.
  • There will be 10 minutes allocated between game time to allow contactless transition between games. You will have 5 minutes before and after your game time to access & leave the playing fields. 
  • NO spectators
  • Our café and clubrooms will be OPEN for after match refreshments. Please understand that we are limited to 100 people per inside area and that everyone must be 1m social distancing with seated table service.
  • Masks are MANDATORY outside & inside at ALL times. Please ensure you are wearing your mask when you arrive and walking to your field. You may take your mask off while playing the game but must put it on afterwards.

Please note, under these rules we cannot open or trade without participants having vaccination certificates, we understand the frustration for some people with these rules but it is a requirement if we wish to go ahead with touch. 


WANT TO REFEREE?

Touch NZ Foundation Referee Course

The Touch NZ Foundation Referee Course is the entry point into the referee pathway – ideal if you are just starting out as a referee with little or no experience. You may be a supportive parent, a player looking to improve your knowledge, or a new referee looking to support your local module. 

In this course, you’ll learn about all the fundamental skills and processes used when refereeing touch including the new FIT 5th Edition Playing Rules, recently adopted by Touch NZ. It is broken into ten e-learning topics and should take approx. 2 ½ hours to complete. There are videos and interactive elements included along the way, and checkpoints to test your knowledge and comprehension. You don’t have to complete it all at once. Work through it at your own pace. Remember, you aren’t expected to be an expert after finishing this course. That will come with time and experience. 

Link: https://www.touchnz.co.nz/tnzfoundationrefereecourse​​​​​​​