Touch Football Australia

Touch Football Australia
Sport Touch Football
Jurisdiction National
Abbreviation (TFA)
Affiliation FIT
Chairman Michael Rush
Chief Exec Colm Maguire
Official website

Touch Football Australia (TFA) is the governing body of touch football in Australia. It is a member of the Federation of International Touch (FIT) the sport's international governing body.


There are over 400,000 registered members and 500,000 children who participate in Touch Football. It is among the top participation based, organised sports in Australia.


Domestic Competitions

Founded in 1997, the National Touch League is the only domestic competition for touch football in Australia.

International Competitions

Australia participates in the Touch Football World Cup at an international level. Since the inaugural World Cup in 1988 they have won 332 games out of the 362 they have played.

At the recent World Cup that was hosted at the Coffs Harbour International Stadium in Coffs Harbour Australia won eight of the nine categories they competed in.[1][2]


There are eight member associations in each state:

Hall of Fame

Australian touch football Hall of Famers:[3]

  • Terry Jacks
  • Karen Smith
  • Lisa Neal
  • Ray Lawrence
  • Ron Wall
  • Kerry Norman
  • Mark Boland
  • Scott Notley
  • Craig Pierce
  • Katrina Toohey (née Maher)
  • Bob Brindell
  • Peter McNeven
  • Rick Borg

  • Mick McCall
  • Peter Bell
  • Garry Lawless
  • Stacey Black (née Gregory)
  • Stephen Pike
  • Dean Russell
  • David Cheung
  • Tim Kitchingham
  • Renee Murphy
  • Sharyn Williams
  • Darren Shelley
  • Gai Taylor
  • Owen Lane


  1. (7 May 2015). "Australia wins the 2015 World Cup!". Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. Ben Harris (3 May 2015). "Aussies dominate gold medals at Touch World Cup". Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  3. (2015). "Hall of Fame". Retrieved 12 May 2015.
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