Touch Football is a simple sport that everyone can play. Watch this short video below to find out all that you need to know to take the field for the first time, whether you’re playing Men’s, Women’s, Mixed or Juniors touch footy!

There are so many reasons that Touch Football is Australia’s largest social sport, with 700,000 participants around the country. At the social level, touch football is one of the cheapest team sports that you can play because all you need to play is a pair of shoes and a shirt!


Let’s review the seven basic rules

  1. there are six players for each team on the field at a time. Though there can be up to 14 players on the team, with unlimited substitutions.
  2. You can only pass backwards.
  3. If you get touched with the ball, you have to put the ball on the ground and step over it.
  4. The person who collects the ball, known as the ‘dummy half’, should try to offload quickly because they’re not allowed to get touched or score. If they do, it’s a ‘changeover’ (the ball goes to the other team).
  5. The team that makes the touch has to get back seven metres before they can make another touch.
  6. After six touches to a team, there’s a changeover.
  7. The ball can’t touch the ground. If it does, it’s a changeover.

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