Team and individual Registrations are open for our Summer 2021-22 touch football competition, located in Melbourne’s heart: Princes Park.
Like last year we will have our usual social mixed on Wednesdays, as well associal mixed, social womens and mens on Thursdays.
Our estimated start dates are the 10th and 11th of November. These dates are estimates based on the roadmap and are subject to change (forward or back). Regardless, like last year, we plan to be the first amateur sport to restart. Details of how we will handle covid, fees and other information on the season is available here:
To enter a team or join as an individual follow these instructions:
If you are an individual or small group without a team, wishing to be placed into team please use our Individual Players form and follow the instructions.Every year we place large numbers and there is no cost for placement.
In an effort to build the social touch community in the inner north of Melbourne, we are again running the PPT Spring pre season program.
In October and November we will be providing team coaching for existing teams and training and refereed scratch matches for unaligned players looking to start playing touch or those just keen to upgrade their skills or get back into it.
The preseason nights will incorporate an interview, coaching and playing components and will be used to assess unaligned players and place them into teams to play in the PPT Summer competition. We have now locked in the following dates, these are in line with the roadmap and approvals (but noting the government could change these timelines).
The preliminary dates for our pre season nights are
Wednesday the 27th of October at 6:20PM for 6:30
Thursday the 04th of November at 6:20PM for 6:30
The venue is Princes Park, Carlton. I´ll have flags up so will be easy to find. Map here
Our pre season nights incorporate:
A short chat with one of our committee to determine individual player experience and what sort of touch you wish to play.
A short training session, with groups broken up by ability.
A refereed scratch match to guage ability and provide a fun run around
These nights are primarily for individual players. Existing teams wishing to attend and take advantage of some coaching are welcome but are requested to let us know and we’ll try to allocate an experienced coach specifically for their team.
To receive update on our pre season program and player placement please please fill out the:
Ladies we plan to get back out there as soon as possible, with a estimated start date of Thursday the 28th of October, in the 70% vaccination step. Please keep Thursday evenings free (6:30 start), sign up (if you have not signed up to previous modules) and most importantly spread the word.
All women no matter what their level of play are welcome to attend our womens program (SWITCH).
Our second SWITCH module for 2021 will start in late October and run on Thursday evenings through to the end of November. This program will be based at our Summer venue (Princes Park).
More info of SWITCH and how to sign up are available below
What is SWITCH?
Twice a year Princes Park Touch in partnership with VicHealth run a FREE learn to play touch and fitness programs to Strengthen Women in Touch Football (SWITCH).
These programs run for 5-6 weeks and are targeted at females who are new or inexperienced players.
The program teaches basic fitness, ball skills and an introduction to game play with the emphasis on having fun in what we believe is the best game. We supply everything, all you need to bring is yourself and your playing gear.
The program will be predominately run by experienced female players who can also share their experiences and at the conclusion of the program (those that don´t have a team) will have the choice of being placed into a mixed or women’s team
In 2021-22 Princes Park Touch plan to run a 6 week mixed junior touch programs for boys and girls in years 7-9. These program will run for 6 weeks and will progress in terms of competition. The first in term four 2021 (with a second module in term 1 2022).
I will be presented by experienced coaches/referees with a backround in education and junior coaching.