The Shanghai Touch Association (STA) is a non-profit organization, our aim is to introduce and spread the game of Touch Rugby throughout China. We strive to create a diverse and fun sporting culture by working to train and develop players of all ages and backgrounds.
FAST MOVING, EXCITING AND DYNAMIC
ONE BALL AND SIX PLAYERS PER TEAM
MEN AND WOMEN CAN PLAY TOGETHER
Touch is unique in that men and women compete on equal terms, which makes for a competitive sport and a wonderful social environment. For these reasons Touch is quickly growing throughout China, with newly established clubs in Beijing, Qingdao, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Hangzhou and Suzhou.
We are a non-profit organization with 300 active members.
Shanghai has hosted its own annual Asia League event, the Shanghai International Touch Tournament (SITT), since 2003 and it is now the largest of all the tournaments in Asia. Due to its popularity the tournament regularly attracts local media such as Shanghai TV, ICS and Shanghai sports as well as several English publications.
SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL TOUCH TOURNAMENT:
50 TEAMS, 600 PARTICIPANTS + 100 SPECTATORS
DIVISIONS: MIXED , WOMEN’S, MEN’S, CORPORATE AND A NATIONAL SCHOOL COMPETITION
DOZENS OF INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL TEAMS
LARGEST TOUCH TOURNAMENT IN ASIA!
We use sponsorship to cover our running costs. Our time and resources are regularly given to help the development of Touch in the community. The fees paid by the players go towards subsidizing the fees of locals and students. We run programs in schools to help children get active as well as providing companies with alternative team building events to promote fun and healthy lifestyles. As a result we added a corporate division to SITT and in 2014 we introduced the first National School Touch Championship, where we use some of these funds to sponsor local school teams entry and uniforms.
Shanghai participates in many national and international competitions throughout the year. This includes league tournaments played in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei and the Philippines.
SHANGHAI TOUCH ASSOCIATION
3 PICK-UP GAMES AND TRAINING SESSIONS A WEEK ACROSS SHANGHAI
POPULAR MONTHLY SHANGHAI TOUCH LEAGUE SINCE 2012 (STL) – 100+ PPL
NEWLY FORMED AND FAST GROWING MONTHLY CORPORATE TOUCH LEAGUE (CTL) SINCE 2014
SHANGHAI DRAGONS TOURING TEAMS
SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL TOUCH TOURNAMENT – LARGEST IN ASIA!
WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
If your organization is interested in partnering with Shanghai Touch and SITT 2016, there are various ways to be involved. Sponsorship packages are outlined here and we welcome discussion on donations of products, such as sportswear, food and beverage, airline tickets, and hotel stays. In return, Shanghai Touch will help to promote your brand as we go out in the community across Shanghai, China and the region as well as providing significant branding opportunities at our annual SITT event.
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