Touch is now one of the largest sports
in Australia and is derived from the
two rugby codes (League & Union).

With the skills of kicking and tackling removed, Touch is a fast, fluid and exciting game in its own right. Touch now boasts in excess of 400,000 members and over 500,000 children playing in school programs across Australia.

The SACPSS Association conducts a Touch carnival each year at a central venue, over four days usually in Term 3

An ELITE championship competition for Senior Girls/Boys with 6 a side on the field at any one time, with up to 4 reserves, allows for one Boys and/or Girls team in addition to the Junior / Senior competition.

Winners will be awarded a Perpetual Shield and Permanent Pennant and medals. Participation Certificates are awarded to each player and can downloaded from the SACPSSA website here.

The carnival will be held at Park 17, Touch SA Headquarters located corner of Greenhill Road and Beaumont Road.

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SACPSSA Modified Touch Carnival Rules

Touch Co-ordinators

Touch Events


Darren Elliott

Carnival Co-Ordinator

Contact Darren via email


Lisa Mahoney

Touch Executive


Paul Panos

Touch Executive

Sep 11

Touch Carnival

September 11 - September 14

Need to fill out a Touch Nomination Form?

Touch Information

Year Girls Champion Boys Champion
2002 Marymount Semaphore
2003 Marymount Prospect
2004 Prospect St Michael’s
2005 Wynn Vale St Michael’s
2006 Prospect Prospect
2007 Marymount Prospect
2008 Prospect Semaphore
2009 Dominican Cabra
2010 Loreto Lockleys
2011 Loreto Rostrevor
2012 Loreto Rostrevor
2013 Prospect Cabra
2014 Prospect Rostrevor
2015 Marymount Rostrevor
2016 Marymount Lockleys
2017 Marymount Seaford

Promoting the philosophy of good sportsmanship, fostering companionship between competitors and promoting a healthy active lifestyle.

Touch Rules

   Schools may nominate a maximum of 10 teams per day, in a Junior (Year 4/5) and/or Senior (Year 6/7) Competition.

  Each team should have a maximum of 10 players per team, 6 take the field at any one time and the remaining players can substitute at any time during the duration of the game.

  All teams must be supervised by a teacher or a responsible adult appointed by the school.

   Mixed teams will be considered and catered for at the discretion of the coordinator

  Rule modifications are outlined in the Association’s Touch Competition Handbook


An Elite Championship competition runs on one of these days (usually the Wednesday) for Senior Girls and Senior Boys only.  This Elite competition allows for one Boys and/or Girls team.
Teams in the Elite Competition using more than 10 players will be disqualified.

  Age group: 10 —12 years.

  Players: 6 a side with up to 4 replacements.

  Equipment: 1 touchball

  Area: _meters long and 50 meters wide.

  Length of game: 2 x 12 minute halves, with a half-time break of 3 minutes.


Standard ATA Playing Rules with some changes

 If a player drops or loses the ball while passing or attempting to catch the ball then the play is re—commenced with a rollball and a touch counted. If this occurs a second time in the series of 6 touches allowed to the team, then they will lose possession of the ball to the other team.

 Play will be recalled in a similar manner to the above for cases where a player unintentionally passes the ball after they are touched. However, if the ball goes to ground from the pass after the touch has been made or effected then a change of possession will result immediately. (Players should be encouraged not to pass the ball after they are touched.) Note: a team will be allowed only one loss of the ball or an unintentional touch and pass in its 6 allowed touches. (The recommended referee signal is to hold the ball one hand straight above their head before the rollball.)

 There will be a change of possession instead of tap penalties for infringements. A tap will only be taken for starts and re—starts of play at the halfway line.

 For ‘minor’ infringements the referee may allow a replay of the action. Examples include: — not releasing the ball from the hands for a tap, and — not performing the rollball correctly, especially at a change of possession. These may be repeated without a change of possession. (This will be at the discretion of the referee).

 The acting half must pass the ball to another player before they are able to join in further play.

 The attacking team cannot unduly delay the pass or a touch will be counted and they will be required to rollball.

 THE ROLLBALL — Following a touch, the player in possession of the ball has to return to the mark or place of the touch and roll (or play) the ball backwards between the legs to a player designated as the acting half. All the players in the opposing team must be back at least 5 meters from the mark of the rollball and cannot move forward until the acting half has passed the ball. A rollball is also used following a change of possession to bring the ball into play.

SACPSSA Modified Touch Carnival Rules