This webpage contains the information and links that you need regarding Affiliation to your Province and TNZ, benefits you’re entitled to through Affiliation and access to the new Touch Toolbox resource which has the components you need to help you start up, run or grow your module.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us here at the Province and we’ll do our best to assist you.
We look forward to working with you to grow Touch in your community.
What is Affiliation
Touch Canterbury is the non-profit provincial body responsible for the organisation, development and promotion of Touch in Canterbury. Touch Canterbury is a member of Touch New Zealand, the national not-for-profit body responsible for the organisation, development and promotion of Touch throughout NZ. We both work closely together to strive for:
Quality Touch competitions in every community
Touch competitions that reflect the core values of honesty, respect, pride, professionalism
Touch competitions that provide a game for everyone at every level whether it be for fun or competitive
As your Provincial Association we are here for 2 main purposes
1. To support you with your module(s) to enable you to provide a quality Touch competition
2. To provide a pathway to representative teams
Below is the Affiliation process and the benefits we can provide to you. We are constantly reviewing what and how we support you, to provide you with better service and benefits. If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us email@example.com
How to Affiliate
Each year we require you to register each module you are running with both us at the Provincial Association level, and Touch NZ (TNZ). This can now be done by filling out just one form. Please click here to complete.
You will only need to do this once this upcoming season. Next year we will send you a link to your information from this year where you will only need to note any modifications or changes from the last season. No more re-filling out the same information.
Module Box Order – As part of the affiliation benefits you will receive a Module Box per registered module to provide you with some equipment to help you run your module (see below for full details). This will sent out after 25th September 2023 and after we have accepted your affiliation registration.
Payment – you will receive an invoice from Touch NZ once you have confirmed the number of team and players at each module for the year. This will need to be paid by Monday 6th November 2023.
Benefits you'll receive
Free use of the Sporty Technology Platform for Touch to allow you to provide a full technology experience to your players, saving you time and enhancing the professionalism of the competition. We’ll support you, with Sporty, including getting it set up, so if you’re hesitant with technology don’t worry we’ll be there to help you. The Sporty platform includes:
Free website – customised for you
Online team registration – can be done by the individuals now so it’s not all on the team manager. Next year you can send out the team link to the manager and only changes will need to be made. This saves them time and it’s easy marketing for you to get teams registered
SKED Draws and Results – once you have the teams registered we will provide you the software to simply do your draws and publish them on your website. It's easy to make changes during the season, and can be done in real-time with communication sent to the teams to advise them. Results can then be uploaded at the end of the night
Game Day App – this will allow both teams to enter scores as it happens so no more uploading after the game. Saving you more time and allowing teams instant knowledge of game scores.
Below is a simple diagram to show you how each piece works together:
Module Packs per affiliated module will contain:
Your Module is advertised under the "Play Touch" list on the Touch NZ Website
Referee Rule Cards
AWHI Player of the Day Certificates (Junior Modules only)
Competition organiser Affiliated T-shirt – Thanks to SAS Sport
Free Sporty website with 2 registrations forms
Free access to SKED Competition Management System
Free Game Day App to submit team sheets and update scores live
2 licences/log ins to SuperCRM
Eligibility to be selected for your province and compete in Touch NZ National and International events
Access to Touch NZ sponsor specials
Access to the Touch Tool Box (will be sent a unique code upon payment of invoice)
The Touch Toolbox (see more details in the section below)
A one stop shop with all the How To’s, templates, processes to follow – to run a quality professional Touch Module.
Ability to secure funds from Gaming Trusts if required
Access and Support to both Refereeing and Coaching courses
The Touch Toolbox
The Touch Toolbox has been developed to provide Module Managers/owners with a library of resources you can watch, download and use to either enhance your current module or to help someone set a new module up from beginning to end.
To access the content you will need to login to your Sporty site. We’d love you to go and have a look around and see if there’s resources there that will be helpful to you. This is a living resource that will be updated over time and we would value your feedback on anything you would like to see in there that you feel would help you and others with running your modules. Simply follow this link The Touch Toolbox