Dare to TOUCH
All year long
About Touch STHLM
We were only five players playing Touch in a park of Stockholm in the middle of October 2013 with the only ambition of sharing an intense and fun moment. Since then our community has grown. Now we have a decent number of regular members and welcome new faces at every training session. One of our highlight was the social tournament we hosted in Stockholm in summer 2017 with 60+ participants. Also we travel to tournaments throughout Europe and follow our motto: let's have some fun!
What is touch?
Touch rugby is a fun, simple and fast-paced rugby variant with touches instead of tackles. It is easy to learn even if you never played any rugby before.Touch rugby is one of the few sports that is played mixed, where players of all age and gender contribute and enjoy the game. Curious about the game and rules?
Training & Tournaments
During the winter we train outdoors .
Tuesdays : 18:00 - 19:30 at Skarpnäck IP
Sundays : 10:00 - 12:00 at Gärdet sportfält
We will also create events on Facebook for each session.
The evening session on Tuesdays have a competitive focus, where we train moves and endurance. Sundays are social sessions, where we play for the fun of it and age can span ranges from 5 to 65.
The Touch community is growing and tournaments are a great way to develop skills and to connect with players abroad. There are tournaments in Europe all year around and we try to send a squad to 3 - 4 tournaments in Europe. Lately we have been to Barcelona, Strasbourg and Berlin.
During STHLM 10's in summer we are lucky to host a tournament on our home ground here in Stockholm.
Check out our road trips here
Come and meet us
President | Coach
I moved to Sweden in 2006 to explore another country. I had always been interested in rugby, and decided to start Touch in Stockholm in winter 2013 with another friend - back then, we were simply looking for an alternate version of the sport without the contact so that we could practice all year long. I got more and more into it and since then, I played 2 European Championships with France and love to play the sport all year long!
Administration | Online Communication
One sunny afternoon in June 2014 at Gärdet in Stockholm I found a group of lovely Touch players and just started playing with them. I wasn't good, didn't understand the game and the rules but I had so much fun that I continued to go to the sessions. I tried out rugby before but enjoyed mostly the running and passing. Well that's what Touch is about... Our highlight was our very first tournament in Nice 2015. Since then the touch journey goes on.
I first came to a sunny summer’s evening session in August 2017 on my arrival in Stockholm. Since then I have played through sun, heat, rain, sleet, ice and snow with a great group of internationally minded people always keen to improve, but most of all to have fun. Previous experience is not necessary -I played rugby through school and university and am still unlearning old habits. Just bring a can do attitude, a smile and of course SEK1500. You will not get better value elsewhere is Sweden.
Coach | Social Media
I'm from Tehran, the capital city if Iran, and came to Sweden in 2010 to study a Masters program at Linköping University, where I first got introduced to rugby by a classmate, during my second year. I then moved to Stockholm in 2014. Here, an Australian friend of mine encouraged me to try Touch as another type of rugby. That was in 2015 and my love for this game has been growing ever since.
Get in touch with us today to join our next training session or just come by Wednesday evening or Sunday mornings.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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