Festival of Touch 2023

The Festival of Touch is returning to the Gold Coast from 24 November – 3 December incorporating three competitions, two conferences and an awards night all hosted by Queensland Touch Football.

24-26 November – the Queensland State Cup Touch Football Carnival is an annual three-day Touch Football tournament that brings more than 1,500 participants from across Queensland, interstate and internationally. Held at the Coomera Sports Park, the tournament remains a must-do on the touch enthusiasts’ calendar and provides a fantastic opportunity to have a weekend away with family and friends. This event is the premier affiliate competition in Queensland for ages 15-60+ when players and referees alike, come together and represent their local Affiliate in a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience. The QLD State Cup consists of round-robin games event catering for all abilities, often attracting social players as well as some of Queensland’s and the Nation’s most elite and competitive touch football players.

27 November – the Queensland Touch Football Affiliate Conference is an educational and inspirational conference providin professional development opportunities for affiliate, region, and club administrators with expert panelists within the touch football community and beyond. This annual conference is a prime opportunity to hear the latest in innovations, trends and progressive thinking, as well as networking opportunities. The QTF Affiliate Conference has been created to Unite and Inspire affiliates across Queensland. This year’s theme will be ‘Forward Thinking’.

27 November – the Queensland Touch Football Sport Performance Conference aims to challenge the current thinking of coaches, teachers and administrators in Queensland, in a way that will educate and develop innovative thinking. The conference was first held in 2020 and has hosted more than 120 attendees from across Queensland each year. Attendees can expect to hear from an expert panel of leaders from within the touch and greater sporting industry, discussing topics on injury prevention, insights from touch football data analysis and youth development, the Sport Performance Conference is a must-do on the Touch Football Coaching calendar.

27 November – the Queensland Touch Football Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of our volunteers, coaches, officials, administrators, organisations, teams and athletes who have contributed to Touch Football’s growth, development and success. Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots sports communities and touch football in Queensland wouldn’t be possible without the diligent work of volunteers – passionate army of administrators, parents, coaches, officials, fundraisers and supporters who seek to mobilise and grow the game every day.

30 November – the South East Queensland Schools Beach Gala Day is open to all school teams from grades 7 and above and will be a fun-filled celebration in the heartland of Touch Football here on the Gold Coast. Held at North Kirra Beach, this will not be a normal day of touch football. The day will include a mixture of fast, speedy, four (4) on four (4) games as well as skill challenges and activations in between games where all students can come together, have fun and celebrate the year gone by.

2-3 December – the Queensland All Nations Tournament is the final component of the Festival of Touch. Held at Coomera Sports Park, the tournament all0ws participants to represent their heritage and their nation at a fun, social and non-affiliated touch football tournament that celebrates the many and diverse cultures that make up Australia. South Queensland & Border Districts Touch Association in conjunction with Queensland Touch Football, will deliver an event that allows participants to experience multiple cultures through food, dance and connection.

Major Events Gold Coast is proud to support the Festival of Touch in 2023.

 

The Festival of Touch is returning to the Gold Coast from 24 November – 3 December incorporating three competitions, two conferences and an awards night all hosted by Queensland Touch Football.

24-26 November – the Queensland State Cup Touch Football Carnival is an annual three-day Touch Football tournament that brings more than 1,500 participants from across Queensland, interstate and internationally. Held at the Coomera Sports Park, the tournament remains a must-do on the touch enthusiasts’ calendar and provides a fantastic opportunity to have a weekend away with family and friends. This event is the premier affiliate competition in Queensland for ages 15-60+ when players and referees alike, come together and represent their local Affiliate in a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable experience. The QLD State Cup consists of round-robin games event catering for all abilities, often attracting social players as well as some of Queensland’s and the Nation’s most elite and competitive touch football players.

27 November – the Queensland Touch Football Affiliate Conference is an educational and inspirational conference providin professional development opportunities for affiliate, region, and club administrators with expert panelists within the touch football community and beyond. This annual conference is a prime opportunity to hear the latest in innovations, trends and progressive thinking, as well as networking opportunities. The QTF Affiliate Conference has been created to Unite and Inspire affiliates across Queensland. This year’s theme will be ‘Forward Thinking’.

27 November – the Queensland Touch Football Sport Performance Conference aims to challenge the current thinking of coaches, teachers and administrators in Queensland, in a way that will educate and develop innovative thinking. The conference was first held in 2020 and has hosted more than 120 attendees from across Queensland each year. Attendees can expect to hear from an expert panel of leaders from within the touch and greater sporting industry, discussing topics on injury prevention, insights from touch football data analysis and youth development, the Sport Performance Conference is a must-do on the Touch Football Coaching calendar.

27 November – the Queensland Touch Football Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of our volunteers, coaches, officials, administrators, organisations, teams and athletes who have contributed to Touch Football’s growth, development and success. Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots sports communities and touch football in Queensland wouldn’t be possible without the diligent work of volunteers – passionate army of administrators, parents, coaches, officials, fundraisers and supporters who seek to mobilise and grow the game every day.

30 November – the South East Queensland Schools Beach Gala Day is open to all school teams from grades 7 and above and will be a fun-filled celebration in the heartland of Touch Football here on the Gold Coast. Held at North Kirra Beach, this will not be a normal day of touch football. The day will include a mixture of fast, speedy, four (4) on four (4) games as well as skill challenges and activations in between games where all students can come together, have fun and celebrate the year gone by.

2-3 December – the Queensland All Nations Tournament is the final component of the Festival of Touch. Held at Coomera Sports Park, the tournament all0ws participants to represent their heritage and their nation at a fun, social and non-affiliated touch football tournament that celebrates the many and diverse cultures that make up Australia. South Queensland & Border Districts Touch Association in conjunction with Queensland Touch Football, will deliver an event that allows participants to experience multiple cultures through food, dance and connection.

Major Events Gold Coast is proud to support the Festival of Touch in 2023.

 

Event Details

DATE

24 November - 3 December 2023

LOCATION

Coomera Sports Park, Coomera QLD, Australia; Royal Pines; North Kirra Beach