Bulgarian national Touch team has begun its preparation for their first international tournament
Text by Gita Manolova
Bulgarian national Touch team has begun its preparation for their first international tournament. It will be held in Nottingham, England in August. Our players will participate in the Mixed open (man and woman no age restrictions).
"We expect hard games versus very good opponents. We are putting our best efforts to prepare ourselves, and we are highly motivated. We are laying the foundation of a very successful team in order to represent Bulgaria in Europe and all around the world. Every person or team who is interested in being part of the preparation of the national team can contact us at the following mail: firstname.lastname@example.org"- Stefan Doychev, President of Bulgaria touch association.
Stefan will lead the group to the tournament. He added that there are already sponsors interested in supporting the team, but any additional help is more than welcome.
Project for a new kit for the Bulgarian national touch team
Bulgaria touch together with KRASICO SPORT developed a project for a new vision of the kits which will be used by the national Bulgaria touch team in the upcoming European championship in Nottingham, England. Soon we expect approval by FIT for this project.
For the First Time Ever:
A Beach Touch Tournament in Bulgaria!
On the 22nd of August (Saturday), 2020 the first-ever beach touch tournament in Bulgaria was held in Sofia. Eleven teams split into two divisions – men and mixed – competed for the Serdi Touch Cup with every player contributing to a friendly, fun and fair play atmosphere at the lovely Sofia Beach sporting facility located in the foothills of the Vitosha mountain. The beautiful scenery provided an amazing backdrop for the games and further inspired players and supporters alike.
The event was organized by Sofia’s Serdi Touch Club, which will be celebrating its 1-year anniversary in September. Beach Touch is a very dynamic variation of Touch, a sport also known as touch football or touch rugby. As one of its alternative names suggests, it originated from rugby and is part of rugby teams’ training drills to this day but also took its own course and developed as a separate sport in Australia in the 1960s. From that point on it has gradually become popular all over the world. This is one of the few team sports in which girls, boys, women and men can play together and against one another with mixed competitions making Touch quite popular across different age groups.
Among the key reasons for Touch’s rapid development is the social aspect of the sport, which makes it easy for people from different walks of life to share amazing experiences together, the thrill of challenging yourself and being competitive, and, of course, the good exercise. It’s a truly fast, attractive and exciting game that can be played up to old age and helps you meet new friends. Bulgaria Touch’s membership in the Federation of International Touch and the availability of certified coaches are solid foundations for Touch’s expansion in the country. The sport is also played by most Bulgarian rugby teams.