touch football

touch football
an informal variety of football in which the touching, usually with both hands, of a ball-carrier by a member of the opposing team results in a down.
[1930-35]

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  • Touch football (rugby league) — Touchis a field game also known as Touch Football (particularly in Australia), Six Down (in South Africa) and Touch Rugby. In games of Touch, which originated from the sport of rugby league, touching an opposing player replaces a tackle, reducing …   Wikipedia

  • Touch Football - Australian Nationals — The Australian Touch Association (ATA) National Championships featured the seven Australian states. The finals of this competition were traditionally played between Queensland and New South Wales, the two most dominant touch playing states, with… …   Wikipedia

  • Touch Football World Cup — The first Touch Football World Cup tournament was held in 1988.World Cup Results 1988 20071995 USA, Hawaii (Waikiki Beach)World Cup # : 3 Dates : March 21–25, 1995 Participants : 11 (American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Japan, New Zealand,… …   Wikipedia

  • touch football — /tʌtʃ ˈfʊtbɔl/ (say tuch footbawl) noun a simplified form of the Rugby codes in which a player with the ball who is touched by an opponent is considered to have been tackled and must play the ball. Also, tip football, touch, touch footie …  

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