Touch Football: Girls Participation and Business Sustainability Game Plan

14 September 2017

Sector: Society and Culture

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: Touch Football Australia

Project description

The intention of the project is to continue to assist Japan Touch Association (JTA) to build governance, commercial and sport development models to enable longer-term sustainability. Touch Football Australia (TFA) has the expertise and resources needed for the sport to flourish in Japan. This project will deploy support that will accelerate growth.

The project will deliver participation clinics for girls aged 12 - 20 in regions of Kumamoto, Miyagi, Tokushima, Osaka and Chiba. Through education and training of the JTA workforce, a sustainable model for participation will be established which will provide over 400 girls opportunities to benefit from being physically active. This will allow us to build on the 2016-17 AJF-funded program in addition to reaching the new areas of Kumamoto and Miyagi.


Key dates:

  • Program launch, Canberra, August 2017, TBC
  • Osaka Participation Clinic, Osaka, November-December 2017, TBC
  • Tokushima Participation Clinic, Tokushima, October-November 2017, TBC
  • Coaching Clinic, Tokyo, November 2017, TBC
  • Kumamoto Participation Clinic, Kumamoto, January-February 2018, TBC
  • Corporate Development Workshop, Virtual/Teleconference, January-February 2018, TBC
  • Chiba Participation Clinic, Chiba, February-March 2018, TBC
  • Chiba Participation Clinic, Chiba, April-May 2018, TBC

Social media:, @touchfootyaus

Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $25,300.00 (GST inclusive)

Total project value: $33,000

Last Updated: 14 September 2017
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Touch Football blossoming in Japan - Australian Player Danielle Davis and Japanese Player Eru Masaki (captain of the ‘Touch Blossoms’ Japanese women’s touch football team) celebrating the partnership thanks to AJF at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. Credit: Touch Football Australia