Hello and thanks for clicking on Touch Berlin: the German capital's club for the fast and skillful mixed team ball sport from Down Under.
We're a friendly, international club, running since 2002, with English as the main language. Whether you have played before or you are a newcomer eager to learn a new sport -- especially curious Germans -- then to share a beer and a BBQ afterwards, all are welcome.
If you're never heard of the sport, Touch, sometimes known as Touch Rugby, is one of the fastest growing team sports in the world.
Touch is a game based on the concept of Rugby, but with all the heavy contact & tackling removed, enabling both sexes to play safely together and with all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities catered for.
Make no mistake, Touch is big on fitness, ball handling skills and team work.
It's fast, skillfull, fun to watch and at the elite level is one of the most demanding aerobic sports going.
So if your looking to get active and improve your fitness outdoors, it's definitely worth a try.
Touch Berlin runs all year round: rain, hail or shine. Our peak season is in Berlin's glorious spring and summer period, where we play at TiB-Sportszentrum, but we also play an indoor version called Turbo Touch (a cross between basketball and Touch) twice weekly during the winter months.
Whether you have never picked up a rugby ball or are an ex-Union or Rugby League player looking to raise your fitness and discover something new, there's a welcome for you here.
All you need to do is bring along a willingness to learn, a bottle of water and a pair of boots with moulded studs (you'll need the grip!)
There is something for everyone from weekend social touch & BBQ to local competitions, and, For those who fancy a challenge, during the summer months we send teams to compete in tournaments around Europe, plus there is a path to representing Germany at international Touch tournaments.
Our team has people from all over the world and a huge variety of backgrounds: some never played team sports before, some had played for their country.
So feel free to look around our website, get in touch and we look forward to seeing you on the Touch field soon.
Your Touch Berlin Team