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26th November 2014

  • The Most Exciting Autumn League Finals Night EVER!!!!!!
Two first leg deficits turned around, three drop-offs and a shock result.  You couldn't have asked for more excitement and more tension for a finals night.In the Shield Final, the RUH Royals took on the Vesty Cavaliers.  In their league match, honours were even, and this match proved no different.  Locked at 4-all the match went into an extra-time drop-off, with the Royals snatching the win and taking their first piece of Bath Touch Leagues silverware.
In the Bowl Final the Rebels took a four point cushion into their second leg match against Hammer Time.  Yet another exciting game, with Hammer Time almost taking the game to extra time.  Their two point was enough to make the Rebels sweat, but it wasn't enough to take the trophy.  The off colour Rebels coming out on top via an aggregate score win.

The Plate Final was a cracker.  The Mougars took a 3 - 2 advantage into the final against the Shortstriders.  This was probably the closest match witnessed throughout the whole league with the Striders taking a 1-nil win and pushing the match into a drop-off.  Both teams had their chances and the match was seconds away from going down to 3 on 3, but an uncharacteristic lack in defensive concentration by the Mougars, saw the Striders take their chance and the silverware.

The Cup Final was the third and final drop-off of the night.  The Space Invaders took a promising 4 - 2 lead into the final against the Hornets, but the Hornets were not to be out done and recorded their own 4 - 2 win to take the match into extra time.  The Space Invaders almost took the game with a magnificent diving catch and slide in the corner, but the covering Hornets defence managed to get the slightest of touches to deny the score.  The game was heading for 3 on 3 when the Hornets broke the Space Invaders defence and hearts to take the game and the championship.


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31st July 2014

  • West Country Cavaliers Break Hornet Hearts

    The West Country Cavaliers were crowned the new champions of the 2014 Bath Summer Touch League on Wednesday night.  They entered into the final as underdogs, having to take on a Hornets side that had already beaten them earlier in the season and one that had not lost a game.  With their 100% win record the Hornets were clear favourites, but with their speed advantage and long pass ability, the West Country Cavaliers proved too much and came away clear winners in the end, 7 points to 4. 

    Third place went to last year's champions, Zoom Zooms.  They defeated the Space Invaders 5 - 3 in what was a repeat of last year's final.

    The remainder of the night's matches, were extremely exciting and tight affairs:
    • In the Plate Final, Stothert & Pitt (A) saw of Touch Too Much 13 - 4.
    • The Bowl Final saw the Mougars defeat Touch Me Up, 5 - 1.
    • The Rebels defeated a young and fast Combe Down side, 11 - 5 in the Shield Final.
    • The Salver went to Hawaii-Try-O who defeated BDP Cavaliers.
    • Finally in the Trinket Final, Stothert & Pitt (B) defeated Touchstone Cavaliers, 8 - 3.

25th March 2014

  • Space Invaders Win First Title
    The Space Invaders secured their first ever Bath Touch Leagues title by beating the Vesty Cavaliers over an exciting two legs.  The Space Invaders took a commanding 6 - nil lead into the second leg, but the Vesty Cavaliers came out fighting in the second leg winning it 4 - 2.  The first leg triumph was enough for the Space Invaders to take the silverware.

    In the Plate Final, the Shortstriders came through two tight contests against the spirited Rebels.  The Striders came through 6 - 2 on aggregate.  The Bowl went to the Mougars, who comfortably defeated the BTL Barbarians, whilst the Shield went to Freshly Squeezed who beat Hammer Time to claim their first piece of silverware.

3rd December 2013

  • Plain Sailing for the Hornets

    The Hornets secured a second successive Autumn League title with a clinical win against the Shortstriders.  The Hornets were uneaten all season and continued their run right until the end.

    In the Plate Final, the Space Invaders comfortably beat the Mougars to take the silverware.  The Bowl went to the Rebels for the second successive season winning against Freshly Squeezed.

1st August 2013

  • On Fire Zoom Zooms Retain Title

    The Zoom Zooms stepped up yet another level to smash the Space Invaders 11 - 1 in the final of the 2013 Bath Summer Touch League.  Although, deserving of their place in the final and not playing particularly badly, the Space Invaders were unfortunate to meet a Zoom Zooms team that had no intention of letting their opposition get anywhere near their trophy let alone touch it.  Both teams were a credit to this year's competition, consistently producing awesome touch and both deserve congratulations on reaching the final.

    Third place went to last year's runners up, West Country Cavaliers.  They put in a great performance to beat last year's third place team, the Hornets, 8 scores to 3.

    The remainder of the night's matches, on the most part, were extremely exciting and tight affairs:
    • In the Plate Final, Stothert & Pitt (A) saw of Tsunami Cavaliers 8 - 6.
    • The Bowl Final saw the Griffin Chiefs edge the Mougars, 8 - 7.
    • Hakuna Matata put in a classy performance easily beating the Rebels 11 - 1 in the Shield Final.
    • Lyons Davdison retained their Salver Title beating Stothert & Pitt (B) 6 scores to 5.
    • Finally in the Trinket Final, new team, the Norton Sharks defeated Eggcatcher Cavaliers 9 - 8.

21st May 2013

  • The Bath Touch Leagues online merchandise shop, brought to you by Classic Sportswear is now OPEN.  To view the range click the image below and login (username: btl, password: btl1).  All products come with the options of personalising your items with your initials and/or number for a small extra charge.

    For kit sporting your own team's logo or for any other questions regarding items in the BTL Shop, please contact Classic Sportswear directly, who will be more than happy to deal with your requests.

19th March 2013

  • Hornets take Winter League and Cup double.  In a repeat of the Autumn League, the Hornets again took the spoils against a much improved and spirited Space Invaders team.  Having already beaten the Hornets twice on their way to the final, the Space Invaders were favourites going into the league final.  However, as has been seen on many previous occasions, it is the final game that counts and this time the Hornets were not going to be denied.  The end of season knockout cup was also contested between these two teams.  The Hornets coming away with the trophy and taking the double.

    In the Plate Final, the Shortstriders beat the Mougars to take the silverware.  The Shortstriders coming back from a halftime deficit to see them home with the trophy. 

    In the battle of the lower two teams, a new look Rebels team convincingly beat the Lone Wolves to take the Bowl.

20th November 2012

  • Hornets take Autumn League against Tough Space Invader Opposition.  In a thrilling Autumn League Final the Hornets defeated the Space Invaders in a very tight Cup Final match.  Having beaten the Hornets in the league the previous week, the Space Invaders were confident they could take the crown.  At 3-all it looked a possibility too, but the Hornets scored two decisive touchdowns to kill off the tie and bring the Cup back to their camp.

    In the Plate Final, the Shortstriders beat the Mougars to take the silverware.  This fiery match had the lead changing hands several times and in the end the game had to be decided by a drop off. 

    In the battle of the basement, the Rebels convincingly beat the Lone Wolves to take the Bowl.

5th August 2012

  • Custard Too Hot for West Country CavaliersThe 2012 Bath Touch Tournament was a magnificent success yet again.  Although the playing field was reduced to 8 teams, the competition was fiercly contested.  Five teams from the Bath Leagues, along with Bristol Fijians, Varsity Vandals (Cardiff) and Hot Custard (London) took part to try and win the coveted Bath Touch title.

    The Cup Final was played between 2012 Bath League runners-up, West Country Cavaliers, and London team Hot Custard.  The match was an extremely tight affair, and not surprisingly went to a drop off.  After a huge amount of attacking pressure from Hot Custard, the West Country Cavaliers defence was breached and the London team took the spoils.  A partisan home crowd tried their best to will the result to go the way of the home team.

    Bristol beat Varsity Vandals to take third place, and The Chiefs (also from the Bath Touch Leagues) beat a representative Bath team in the Plate Final.  7th/8th place was between Casual Cavaliers and Stothert & Pitt.  Doing what true sports people do, both teams called it a draw and went to the bar instead.

    The event also successfully raised £300 for the Bath Royal United Hospital Forever Friends Appeal.  They are currently raising money for a new Cancer Care Centre at the hospital (see pictures below).

26th July 2012

  • Zoom Zooms Regain Summer League Title.  The Zoom Zooms regained the 2012 Bath Summer Touch League title with a hard fought contest against last year's champions, West Counrty Cavaliers.  With the match at 2 - 1 to the Cavaliers team early in the first half, the Zoom Zooms took a hold of the game and managed to take a 4 - 2 lead into the half time break.  They looked to be on course for the win, until two quick scores saw the Cavaliers team square the match at 4 tries apiece.  Only a defensive error stopped the game going into extra time, with the Zoom Zooms winning the match 5 - 4.

    Third place went to the Hornets who beat a consistent Stothert & Pitt team in another closely fought match.  Shortstriders beat Touch Too Much in an extra time drop-off to win the Plate competition.  However, Touch Too Much were unlucky not to get the winning score themselves.

    The Bowl went to the Mougars who saw off a spirited Hakuna Matata side, and the Rebels were too strong for Hammer Time in the Shield Final.  Lyons Davidson got some silverware by picking up the Salver with a win against newbies Scobie's Bareback Warriors.  Finally, in the other match to go to extra time, Touchstone Cavaliers beat Stormer Cavaliers to take the Trinket.

22nd July 2012

  • Bath Win Inaugural South West Regional Touch Series.  The inaugural South West Regional Touch Series between, Bath, Chippenham and Keynsham came to completion on Saturday 21st July.  The purpose of the series being to develop Touch in the South West.  It is safe to say that the whole concept was a great success and it will hopefully prove to be even more successful in the future.  This year's series winners were Bath, having won the Chippenham and Keynsham stages.  However, by winning the Bath stage on try difference, Chippenham made sure it didn't go all Bath's way.

30th March 2012

  • Shortstriders take Winter League title & Hornets win the Cup.  In what was the tightest and lowest ever scoring Bath Touch League final, the Shortstriders beat the Hornets to claim the 2012 Winter League to go alongside their recent Autumn League success.  In a match where the defences ruled, both teams were locked at 1 try each when the match ended.  In a drop-off extra time period, which added extra excitement for the watching crowd, it was all about which team could keep their heads.  Fortunately, for the Shortstriders team, it was they that fought for that extra inch that finally produced the match winning try.

    In the Plate Final, the Cougars fought off the Rebels in another tightly fought contest.  The match was, again, low scoring with hardly anything between the teams.  However, with the Rebels team having three tries disallowed, it was the Cougars that took their chances and ran away with the spoils, 3 tries to 1.

    In another repeat of the Autumn League finals, the Space Invaders took on Nine Feet Tall in the Bowl Final.  In a fast paced game, the Space Invaders took the trophy 6 tries to 2.

    The Shield Final was played out between the two new teams to the league, Old Edwardians and Prior Park School.  In a high scoring match, Prior Park School took the shield, winning the game 10 - 4, in their debut season.

    As well as the league, the final night of the season saw the introduction of a knockout cup involving all 8 Winter League teams.  The whole tournament was played out over one extremely exciting evening; there were thrills and spills, shocks and knocks, and of course some amazing touch rugby.  The final was played out between the Hornets and the Space Invaders, in what started out as a very tight and exciting final.  However, the Hornets, still hurting from losing the league, were not going to let this one go and they soon started to pull away from the spirited Space Invaders opposition.  The Hornets eventually won the game 6 - 1 and made sure they didn't finish the season empty handed.

    Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part in the 2012 Bath Winter Touch League.  See you all in the Summer.

8th March 2012

  • Bath Indoor Touch.  Check out how the Winter Indoor Touch sessions went here.

23rd November 2011

  • Shortstriders win Bath Autumn League 2011. In a thrilling night of touch rugby, the Shortstriders were crowned champions of the 2011 Bath Autumn Touch League.  In a complete reversal of the 2010 Autumn competition, this year saw the Shortstriders rip up the form book to defeat the Hornets 5 - 3 in an inspired performance.
In the Plate Final, the Cougars fought off the Rebels in another tightly fought contest.  The match was end-to-end action with some amazing tries being scored.  The match finished 7 - 6 to the Cougars.

Not to be outdone in the excitement stakes, the Space Invaders and Monarchs served up another close match in the Bowl Final.  The match was decided by a drop-off with the Space Invaders 4 - 3 winners at the end.

8th August 2011

  • Galaxy Take Bath NTS Title. The Bath Leg and 4th Round of this year’s National Touch Series, was again a massive success.  20 of the best teams from across the UK fought it out in England’s most popular and exciting touch rugby competition.  As always the competition was fierce and exciting, and there was certainly a fantastic amount of skill and athleticism on display.

    The day began with all 20 teams divided into 4 pools (each team playing every team in their pool).  It was tough going for our very own Bath Touch Leagues teams; summer league champions West Country Cavaliers, and fellow team Shortstriders.  However, both teams showed what they could do and played fantastically well considering the quality of some of the opposition (both teams were grouped with this year’s finalists).

    The conclusion of the pool stages saw the top 2 from each group qualify for the Cup quarter-finals, with 3rd and 4th qualifying for the Bowl quarter finals.  5th place went straight through to the Salver semi-finals.

    Our own West Country Cavaliers went on to win the Salver Final, adding to their Bath Touch Leagues Super League title; with the Shortstriders exiting the competition at the Shield semi-final stage.  The Shield, contested by the losing teams from the Bowl quarters, was won by Galaxy II.

    The Bowl was won by London team The Kytes.  They beat a spirited Bristol Fijians side 3 tries to 2 in a very tight final.

    The Plate, consisting of the losing Cup quarter-finalists was taken by the Durkas in an all-Welsh affair.  They smashed fellow Welsh team the Cardiff Raptors 5 tries to 1.

    In the main event of the day Galaxy took on London Otters in the Cup Final.  In an extremely tense and exciting final, current NTS leaders, Galaxy, ran out 4 tries to 2 winners, and cemented their place at the top of the table.  They now look forward to the final leg of the series in Manchester next month in the hope of crowning themselves NTS Champions 2011.

    The other winner of the day was the RUH Forever Friends Appeal charity who will be receiving a cheque of more than £500.  Click here to see some photos from the day (all photographs courtesy of Vic Hillman,

7th August 2011

  • Finals Photos now online.  Check out the photos from Finals Night of the Summer League in the Gallery.  All photos courtesy of Vic Hillman (

3rd August 2011

  • West Country Cavaliers stun Zoom Zooms to take Super League Title.  West Country Cavaliers became the newest winner of the Bath Summer Touch Super League title, ending the long standing reign of the Zoom Zooms team.  In an epic final the West Country Cavaliers team took the game 7 tries to 6.  The players were clearly pumped up for what was a classic match and were deserved winners in the end, stopping the Zoom Zooms taking a first ever league and cup double.  In the remaining Super League matches, the Hornets beat Hakuna Matata 9 tries to 6 to take the Plate; Shortstriders were convincing winners in the Bowl final against Stothert & Pitt (A); and the Rebels beat a depleted AI's team 16-nil to win the Shield.
  • Cavaliers take Social League title to make it a happy night for Gouldie's guys.  The social Cavaliers side started off what was going to be a great Finals Night for John Gould's teams, by winning the Social League Cup against last year's champions Touch Too Much.  This final, like the Super League final was a closely fought affair, with the Cavaliers team eventually winning 7 tries to 4.  Hornets Social took third place with a 4 - 1 over The Warriors.  Stothert & Pitt (B) brought some joy to the home teams by taking the Plate against a fancied Can't Touch This team.  The Stothert & Pitt guys came from behind and forced the game to an extra-time drop-off; taking the match 7 tried to 6.  Avon Rugby took 7th place by default after Cabot Crusaders forfeited.  The Bowl was won by Opa against a spirited Stormers team.  11th place went to Lyons Davidson who beat Hammer Time in another closely fought match.  In the Shield Final, contested by two teams made up from individually registered players (many who were new to the game this season), Space Invaders beat The Monarchs 10 - 1.  Finally, in the wooden spoon match, The Griffin ran out convincing winners against Try Harder, 12 tries to 7.

30th June 2011

  • Zoom Zooms win inaugural League Cup.  The Zoom Zooms won the very first knockout League Cup with a fantastic 5 - 2 win over Stothert & Pitt (A).  The game was a very tight affair, with the Stothert team right in there, until the Zoom Zooms pulled away towards the end of the match.  All in all, the League Cup has been a very successful experiment, enjoyed by all, and will return next year.  Thank you to everyone for taking part.  Now it's on to the business end of the league championship.  Can the Zoom Zooms record the first ever double?

16th May 2011

  • 24 teams poised to start Bath Summer League.  A record 24 teams will be starting this year's Bath Summer Touch League on Wednesday 18th May.  It's going to be a cracker.

3rd May 2011

  • League Cup to run alongside Summer League.  As well as the usual Super and Social Leagues, there will also be a League Cup competition this summer.  All teams will be pitted against each other in a straight knockout tournament.  Games will be 20 minutes long with Social teams going up against the might of the Super League.

3rd May 2011

  • 11th May Social Get Together.  There will be a social gathering of all Summer League teams at Stothert & Pitt RFC on Wednesday 11th May.  The purpose is to go through a load of league related stuff and to answer any questions you may have.  There will also be some referee coaching and friendly matches.

23rd March 2011

  • Bristol Fijians Retain Bath Winter Crown.  The Bristol Fijians won their 4th consecutive Bath Winter Touch League on Tuesday night with a convincing win over Shortstriders Greens; this year's runners-up.  The Plate trophy was won by the Hornets, who took revenge over the Shortstriders Rebels, having lost to them the week before.  The Cavaliers pulled out a convincing win over The Warriors to take the Bowl trophyTouch Too Much took the wooden spoon.

28th February 2011

  • Social Touch Rugby will be starting again on Monday 28th March at the RecBath Touch Rugby Club will soon be starting their social touch rugby sessionsSessions will take place every Monday night down at the Rec from 6pm, starting on Monday 28th March.  The session will carry on until it gets dark, so don't worry if you can make it for 6pm.
    This year, the sessions will contain coaching sessions for beginners and intermediate players, as well as the usual friendly games.  The beginner coaching sessions will be run by Neil Davies, with Will Giles running coaching sessions for the more experienced playersDave Donaghy will hopefully fit in some referee coaching too.
    In the short term, the objective is that more players are introduced to Touch.  In the medium and long terms, the hope is that more players will be start to play in the Touch Leagues (maybe running a second Summer League night), and that Bath gains a representative team that competes successfully in the ETA National Touch Series.
    If anyone is interested in volunteering to help out with some of the coaching then please get in touch with myself (, Will Giles (, or Dave Donaghy (

28th February 2011

  • Rugbytots will be running a new Sunday morning class over in Bradford-On-Avon.  If any of you are wanting to get your kids involved in rugby then Rugbytots offer coaching classes in and around Bath.  They cater for kids aged 2-3.5 years, 3.5 - 5 years, and 5 - 7 years.
    Classes in the centre of Bath are run every Wednesday morning and Saturday morning over at the Percy Community Centre on New King Street, and are run by Paul Hurley.
    Also, I will be running Sunday morning classes over in Bradford-On-Avon, at St Lawrence School, starting on Sunday 6th March.  If you think you may be interested in getting your kids involved then please take a look at the website ( or get in touch with Neil Davies (

18th February 2011

  • We're on Facebook and Twitter (thanks Jane)Bath Touch Leagues can now be found on Facebook AND Twitter.  Add photos, videos, and get talking about Touch in Bath.

18th February 2011

  • Help out Bath Touch Leagues and get paid in the process - BECOME A REFEREEVenues have now been confirmed for the Level 1 and Level 2 Referee courses to be held in Bristol this Spring.  Details are as follows:
Referee Courses this Spring
There are two Referee courses coming up in Bristol this Spring:
  • 10th April 2011 - Level 1
  • 17th April 2011 - Level 2
Both courses will take place at the Civil Service Sports Ground, Filton Avenue, Bristol (Bristol Summer League venue)
To sign up to either of the courses then please email 
Level 1 Referee Course - April 10th 2011
Attending this course has a number of benefits. The course will be run by England Touch Referees director, Bruce Lockie.
  • This is an Introductory course for Touch Referees.
  • No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.
  • This 3 hour course includes a discussion about the basics of the game and of refereeing.
  • Those who pass the course (which includes on-field assessment either that day or at a later stage) will receive a European Level 1 certificate and badge.
What are the benefits of attending?
  • Learn the rules.
  • Learn how to understand what the referee is trying to do.
  • Gain maximum advantage out of any offences that occur.
  • Better understand what a referee has to deal with.
  • Don't forget, referees in the Bath Touch Leagues get paid £5 per match.
Course cost: £10 (Bath Touch league players), £20 (non-Bath Touch)
If you are interested in attending then please email
Level 2 Referee Course - April 17th 2011
The course will be run by England Touch Referees director Bruce Lockie. Ideally, but not essential, interested people will have attended and passed the Level 1 course before attending a Level 2 course. Also referees will need to have done a season of refereeing prior to the course.
This is a full one day course and will consist of a presentation, interactive sessions, theory & practical assessment (at a later stage). Those who pass the course will receive a European Level 2 certificate and badge.
Course cost: £18 (Bath Touch league players), £28 (non-Bath Touch)
If you are interested in attending then please email

16th February 2011

  • Warm ups and walking behind the try lines is NOT allowedWhilst a game is in progress please can players make sure that they warm up along the sidelines of the pitch and NOT behind the try lines.  This applies to walking behind the try lines, especially in numbers, and especially when a team is in an attacking position (i.e. in the red zone).  Players warming up and walking behind the try lines is off-putting for the players currently playing and for the referees.
  • 9th February 2011

    • The match balls are purely for use during matches and should NOT be used for team warm ups.  Therefore match balls will remain with the referees until matches kick off.  For warm ups, please use the team balls that you were given a few weeks ago (that is what they are meant for).

    7th February 2011

    • Winter League 2011 final entrance fee payments required by Tuesday 1st MarchLate payment will result in a 1 point deduction from your team's league total.  Payments can be made by cash, cheque, or directly into the league account.

    26th January 2011

    • Bath Touch Tournament 2011 (ETA National Touch Series):
      • Provisional date has been set for Saturday 6th August.  Venue Stothert & Pitt RFC.

    25th January 2011

    • Dates for Referee Courses have been released:
      • Level 1 Refereeing Course; venue Bristol; Sunday 10th April.  NO REFEREEING EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
      • Level 2 Refereeing Course; venue Bristol; Sunday 17th April.  A LEVEL 1 QUALIFICATION IS NOT NECESSARILY NEEDED.

    21st January 2011

  • Winter League 2011 team deposit payments (£100) required by Tuesday 25th JanuaryLate payment will result in a 1 point deduction from your team's league total.  Payments can be made by cash, cheque, or directly into the league account.
  • 21st January 2011

  • All teams must have a playing kit whereby each player has the same colour top and a number on the reverse.  This not only helps the referees to officiate matches, but it also helps players to identify players on their team.  If anyone would like contacts on where to get a kit from then please get in touch.
  • 21st January 2011

    • Format for the 2011 Winter League has now been finalised as follows:
      • Each team will play each other once.  There are 7 teams, meaning that this part of the season will run for 7 weeks, whereby each team will have one week's rest throughout.
      • Teams finishing in the top 4 places will progress to the Cup competition.  Points do NOT carry from the first part of the season.
      • Teams finishing in the bottom 3 places will progress to the Bowl competition.  Points do NOT carry from the first part of the season.
      • The Cup competition will see the 4 teams play each other once.  The top 2 teams will progress to the Cup Final.  The bottom 2 teams will progress to the Plate Final.
      • The Bowl competition will see the 3 teams play each other once.  The top 2 teams will progress to the Bowl Final.  The bottom team is eliminated.

    21st January 2011

    • Bath Touch Leagues t-shirts for sale.  The t-shirts are black with the Bath Touch Leagues logo on the left hand side and a number on the reverse.  They are selling for £10 each.  If anyone is interested then please get in touch.