In an exciting development for the sport of Touch Football and as part of our Strategic Plan – Touch Football 2024, the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) proudly
announces the launch of its highly anticipated program, the NSW Touch Football Emerging Blues.

This innovative initiative will pave the way for the next generation of touch football stars.

The Emerging Blues program, designed for players aged 15 to 18, aims to identify and nurture young talents across New South Wales. It serves as a platform for the state’s most promising athletes to refine their skills, gain invaluable experience, and compete at the highest level. With a strong focus on player development, this program promises to shape the future of Touch Football in the region.

The initiative of the High Performance Unit is headed up by Coaching Director Tony Trad and under the guidance of our State Of Origin Men’s and Women’s Opens Coaches, participants in the Emerging Blues program will embark on a comprehensive training journey. Hosted at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence participants will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, specialised training sessions, seminars on mindset resilience as well as hearing from some of the best Sports Science experts.

One of the key objectives of the Emerging Blues program is to identify potential representatives for the New South Wales State teams. Players who demonstrate exceptional skills and dedication will have the chance to progress through the pathway system, aiming for the ultimate honour of representing their state at the State of Origin.

The NSW Touch Football Emerging Blues program is founded on the principles of inclusivity and equal opportunity. It seeks to create an environment where young athletes can flourish and reach their full potential, regardless of their background or previous experience in the sport. The program embraces diversity and encourages participation from all regions of New South Wales, with the ultimate goal of building a stronger and more vibrant touch football community.

The launch of the NSW Touch Football Emerging Blues program heralds a new era for the sport, empowering young athletes to dream big and chase their ambitions. It represents the NSWTA's commitment to nurturing talent, fostering excellence, and securing a bright future for Touch Football in the state.

With the NSW Touch Football Emerging Blues program, the future of touch football is in safe hands. Get ready to witness the rise of the next generation of stars as they take the field and leave their indelible mark on the sport we love.

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