7 August 2020
Queensland Touch Football is excited to announce a weeklong ‘Festival of Touch’ on the Gold Coast in November 2020, thanks to the support of the City of Gold Coast.
The Festival of Touch concept has been created to invigorate, inspire and connect the touch football community in Queensland in response to the global pandemic, COVID-19 and its disruption on community events and competitions throughout the State.
The 10-day Festival, to be held 27 November – 6 December 2020, encompasses two flagship touch football events on the Queensland Touch Football (QTF) calendar, including the QLD State Cup and QLD All Nations, which are held on consecutive weekends on the Gold Coast.
The weeklong festival will also include professional development opportunities for administrators through the QLD Affiliate Conference (30 Nov), a Sports Performance Conference (1 Dec) for both the touch and sports enthusiast and a South East Queensland Schools Gala Day (3 Dec) to engage and excite local schools in touch football. If that is not enough, based on the picturesque Gold Coast, Touchies can take the opportunity to enjoy a holiday shared with family and friends.
“It is very exciting to bring an event of this magnitude to life. The festival will not only be an opportunity for the community to take part in two fantastic weekends of touch football, but it will also offer professional development opportunities for our affiliate administrators, committees and coaches across the state” – said Interim CEO, Greg Denny.
City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate supports the initiative, stating “Another significant sporting event coming to the Gold Coast is great news and shows that we have truly arrived as a sporting and major events destination. This will bring a much welcome injection into the local economy and we look forward to inviting the Touch community into our city.”
The City of Gold Coast is a proud supporter of the Festival of Touch in 2020.
Further information on the Festival of Touch will be available on the QTF Website, with specific program details to be released in the coming weeks.