Everyone at Stirling Storm is really excited about the upcoming Touch World Cup. It takes place in Coffs Harbour, Australia from 29th April to 5th May and Scotland are sending four squads and a number of referees. Scotland are participating in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open and Women’s 27’s divisions.
We’re quite a small club but have always been proud of the relatively high number of members who have gone on to represent our country. Representing Scotland in the birth place of Touch is a huge honour but the work these individuals have put in makes this so well deserved.
For the 2015 World Cup we have the following club members soon departing for Australia:
- Men’s Open – Callum Murray, Finlay Sim
- Women’s Open – Rebecca Clingan, Kate Walker
- Mixed Open – Jenn Wright
- Women’s 27’s – Tracy Austin
- Referee – Phil Leeks
Touch in Scotland is entirely self funded and the expense of travelling and playing in Australia is huge. We believe every little bit helps and are delighted to be in position to offer each Scotland squad a small contribution towards their expenses. A donation has also been made personally to Phil in recognition of the huge contribution he’s made to our club as a referee. Supporting our players and referees is important as we know that the experience they gain from this opportunity can really benefit the club in the future.
Good luck to our club members and all their Scotland team mates taking part, we’ll be checking results and cheering you on from Stirling. We’re sure you’ll grab this opportunity, have an amazing time and do yourselves proud.
To find out more information, see the squads and to keep check of the results, visit http://www.touchworldcup.com/