Let’s go out and play some touch

Touch is a fast, non-contact form of rugby that proves to be one of the most popular sports here in the Manawatu.

It’s also a great social sport that caters to all ages and abilities. As the Manawatu’s love for touch continues to grow, there has been an increase in touch modules in the region.

Manawatu Touch Association (MTA)

President: Craig Irwin
Email: craigjirwin33@gmail.com
Cell: 027-485-7747

Vice President: Tom Te Puni
Cell: 021-891-607

Secretary: Tania Jahnke

Treasurer: Brian Hopkinson


Contact: Jacob Booth
Email: jacobbooth101@gmail.com
Cell: 027-250-7986


Contact: Kylie Joe
Email: manawatutouch.coachingdirector@gmail.com
Cell: 027 858 1991
Website: www.touchmanawatu.co.nz


Contact: Craig Irwin
Cell: 027-485-7747

Palmerston North junior touch competition
HWC Junior Youth Touch Module is located at Monrad Park, Highbury Avenue.

Palmerston North adult touch competition
MTA Colquhoun Touch is located at Colquhoun Park on Fairs Road.

Feilding junior touch competition
Please contact Shaun Whenuaroa for more info on 021-765 695.

Manawatu touch referees
If you are interested in becoming a Manawatu touch referee, please contact Craig Irwin on 06-329 2910 or 027 275 9269.