Scottish Touch Association
At a national level, the Scottish Touch Association (STA) is the governing body of touch in Scotland. Its main aim is to promote and develop touch at all levels. Visit www.scottishtouch.org.uk.
The STA aims to be a one-stop point of contact for information on and assistance with touch in Scotland. The STA also offers refereeing and coaching courses, and organises the selections and training for the national squads.
The STA also administers the Scottish National Touch Championships (SNTC), held in September between regional representative sides. This tournament doubles as a selection tool for the national squad.
The STA are the only official body in Scotland affiliated to the Federation of International Touch (FIT), the international governing body of touch. This entitles Scotland to participate in international tournaments and to hold FIT-sanctioned events in Scotland. In fact the STA has won the right to host the 2011 Touch World Cup in Edinburgh.
At a local level, there are different leagues in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling. These are administered locally, although they do affiliate to the STA.