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International Touch - Open levels expression of interest

Updated: Jul 20, 2021

Key points:

Competition weekend:

  • Touch NL is currently in talks with the federations of Belgium, Germany and France to organise a league competition over 1 day between the countries. This would be organized on the 30th or 31st October 2021.

  • The competition will take place in the Benelux or at the German border.

Divisions (open = no age requirements):

  • Open Men

  • Open Women

  • Open Mixed

Eligibility

  • In order to participate in the Euros and World Cup, players will need to prove Dutch nationality or proof of residency for a number of years (at this stage the requirement is 3 years).

  • All members are welcome to join the training camps and be active in the squad. There will be opportunities for non-eligible players to play at tournaments that are "uncapped".

Register your interest as a player and/or management role via this link before the 16th July:

LINK: https://forms.gle/o2AMutPfkFwLnPkQ9


 

Open letter from Touch NL to all Netherlands Club members:





Dear Touch community,

Touch NL has set up our goal for the next 2 years of sending one or more competitive teams to the Euros in 2022 and at the next World Cup in 2023. Touch NL is committed to growing our player's base and offering young players opportunities to improve and compete at the highest level. Touch NL is committing to organise training sessions specifically for the players playing the Open divisions as well as material support. We would like to take the opportunity to gauge the interest of the player for a long term participation to play for the Netherlands squad in the Open divisions. We are only 1 year ahead of the Euros and we need you all to reach this goal as a community. Your involvement as a member of the community is important to the team of players that will be selected to represent the Netherlands.


As part of the training program and an intermediate milestone for our preparation. Touch NL is currently in talks with the federations of Belgium, Germany and France to organise a league competition over 1 day between the countries. This would be organized on the 30th or 31st October 2021.


The competition will take place in the Benelux or at the German border.


Time and match format


Match will likely be on a full size pitch and official international match format (2x20min)

Divisions we aim to in priority will be:

Open Men

Open Women

Open Mixed

Eligibility


In order to participate in the Euros and World Cup, players will need to prove Dutch nationality or proof of residency for a number of years. For instance, the last World cup criteria of eligibility was set up to 3 years, a rule subject to change until 2023. You are always welcome to the training camps and be active in the squad there will be opportunities for those potentially not-eligible to play at tournaments that are "uncapped".

There is no age Eligibility requirement for the OPEN divisions.

What do we need from you?

Organisation: If you are willing to organise as team manager, or other roles in the management of the teams (social media, physical preparation, logistic). Please reach out to us and respond to the EOI.

As a player: Register your Expression of interest at this link.

All before the 16st July.

LINK: https://forms.gle/o2AMutPfkFwLnPkQ9

Thanks a lot!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Eric

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