Turbo Touch® combines elements of:
- Ultimate Frisbee
- American Football
Into a fast-paced game like no other - it's jam-packed with action and perfect for all fitness levels and abilities. Unlike traditional Touch, the ball can be passed forwards (and backwards, sideways, any way you like!) with teams only having two possessions to create a Touchdown; this creates an expressive style of play that people can't seem to get enough of.
People from all over New Zealand are now getting together with the friends, family and colleagues to take to the Turbo Touch® field or court. As a cross-training option for Netball, Rugby, Rugby League, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball and Touch it's the perfect social sport to keep you active and on-game. It's not just for experienced sportspeople though, even if you don't know a touchline from a centre circle, Turbo Touch® is easy to pick up but impossible to stop.
Turbo Touch® was developed by Touch New Zealand in association with Ike Tapine Wilson and George Albert Jahnke, two Touch players who wanted to create a sport that could be played all year, indoor and out, that a wide range of people could enjoy. It launched in Wellington in 2009 and has expanded to more than twenty licensed competitions being run in New Zealand and Australia in 2015.
Kids have taken to Turbo Touch® with a massive enthusiasm and we have also launched a Teachers Training Program to assist in getting the games into schools. Our Turbo Touch® team has been travelling around the country to take the game to as many kids as possible and soon we will be co-ordinating and running interschool competitions in Provinces and eventually holding National Championships in various age grades.
Turbo Touch® Information
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