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ShadowBall and GTA partnership

Gauteng Touch Rugby Association always aims to delivers a professional, human-centric approach that meets the ever-changing needs of its diverse membership base. We are looking to turn good players into great players and great people! We are both happy and humbled to announce our partnership and endorsement with ShadowBall. Together with ShadowBall, Gauteng Touch is looking to upskill the most crucial of skills for touch rugby and the game of rugby as a whole: catch and pass.

The ShadowBall, a new spin on [touch] rugby, has been labelled not only as game changer, but also as one of the most innovative developments to the rugby ball ever since William Webb Ellis first picked one up and ran with it – 190 years ago!

The cornerstone of the game of rugby (read touch rugby) has always been the ability to catch and pass – accurately and swiftly, both left and right, whilst under pressure, and moving fast… and many a game has been lost by a dropped ball or a bad pass!

We are proud to announce that ShadowBall and Gauteng Touch Rugby Association have signed a two-year endorsement agreement that involves initiatives to jointly grow and up-skill touch rugby. Gauteng Touch has endorsed ShadowBall as one of the best ways to improve catching and passing skills in touch rugby circles in Gauteng.

Daniel Ackerman (GTA, Chairman) and Gary Crookes (ShadowBall Founder, MD)

We are happy to "pass" on this great initiative to all touch rugby and contact rugby players, regardless of Association, by using our very own Promo Code: “#Homeoftouch”. A portion of all purchases: equipment, balls, or training courses, will be donated back into the game.

Have a look at the course details HERE

We encourage all junior and senior players – regardless of skill-level, experience or competitive level of play – to sign up to the ShadowBall Academy to their improve passing, and to develop this game-changing skill. Get your school mates, work colleagues or even just your park-footie team to sign up, as the benefits of catch and pass are vital to everyone!

Together with ShadowBall, our aim is to always develop world class touch rugby players and to grow the sport. Keep your eyes open for some great joint events we will be hosting with ShadowBall in the near future.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any assistance with further information, discount queries or product information by emailing

Remember your discount code #Homeoftouch

Until Next Time

Gauteng Touch (Rugby) Association

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