Touch Association

About Hong Kong Touch Association

Touch started in Hong Kong in 1988, with under 200 members and a single tournament, the Summer Touch Tournament. The Hong Kong Touch Association (HKTA) was formed in 2003 to help administer and organise the sport in Hong Kong, and it is a member of the Federation of International Touch (FIT). The HKTA is a Registered Society, holds a Business Registration, and is based at the offices of the Hong Kong Rugby Union in Olympic House.

The HKTA Committee, made up of volunteers from the Touch community, oversees the sport, and the HKRU employ one full time Touch Manager, as well as providing development support through the auspices of their Community Department.

While Touch is recognised and supported as an independent sport, at schools level it makes sense to share resources between HKRU and HKTA as touch is the best game that can be introduced on hard court surfaces.

HKTA Update News

Check out more Hong Kong Touch Community information on HKTA Facebook


News for COVID-19 activities suspension 

We understand that the Government has further tightened social distancing restrictions in relation to outdoor team sports – with effect from 2nd December it will not be possible to play games.

On that basis, we will suspend all rugby and touch rugby activities at all levels from 2nd December, until such time as the restrictions are relaxed and the pitches reopen.

Read more:


Updated Playing Rules for Touch

Notification FIT 5TH Edition Rules


Tournament Information

2021 Summer Touch League

Elite Division
Date :  May - June
Venue : Happy Valley

Open Division
Date : Coming soon
Venue : Coming soon
2021 Hong Kong Domestic Touch Championship

Date : 7, 8 August 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue : King's Park Sports Ground


The HKTA is working hard to grow both the quantity and quality of referees in Hong Kong, and also support coach development, utilising the kind support of FIT and the experience of match officials from countries like Australia and New Zealand.

New courses will be coming up later!!


Hong Kong Touch Association, Room 2001, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po Hong Kong


For further information on Refereeing: [email protected]

For further information on Coaching: [email protected]

HKTA Referee Form
Incident Report
Referee Feedback Form
Touch Referee Request Form
HKRU Autopay Form
FIT 5th Edition Rules
English Version : FIT 5TH Edition Rulebook
Summary with bilingual : Summary Of FIT 5TH Edition Rules



Competition and Tournament Cancellation and Inclement Weather Notices

Should there be any bad weather conditions on the Competition and Tournament day, which will affect the competition, the Tournament will be cancelled as per the following conditions.

If there is Typhoon Signal No.3  or above, and Red or Black Rain Warning hoisted by the HK Observatory, the Tournament will be CANCELLED.

When the Thunderstorm Warning is hoisted by the HK Observatory before or during the Competition or Tournament the decision as to whether a competition will be postponed or cancelled will be made by the Tournament Organizer and Referee Manager.

For further information relating to the weather conditions on a Tournament day, please note the HKTA will inform all Team Captains of cancellation of the Tournament on any given weekend by text message and announced on HKTA Facebook as soon as we are made aware (usually by Saturday 11am).