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About CRT

Our great team

Czech Republic Touch is the Czech organization that develops the sport of Touch with affiliation to the Federation of International Touch (FIT) since 2012. It is currently lead by a steering squad who is responsible for shaping and building the sport at both Junior and Senior levels.

Czech Junior Touch is run through a network of Rugby Union & League based sporting clubs, together with a strong school network. CRT runs various tournaments throughout the year, including a National Championships Tournament for all clubs/schools in the U12, U15 & U18 mixed (boys & girls) grades.

In 2019, CRT will be sending both a X15 and a X18 Junior Touch sides to the European Junior Touch Championships in Paris, France. This upcoming participation naturally follows two successful European campaigns in Dublin, Ireland in 2017 and in Stirling, Scotland in 2018.

Czech Senior Touch is based around Prague, with regular training sessions once a week, all year round (indoor during winter). Players pay an annual fee that covers for ground expenses, Prague International Tournament (CRT's international event) participation, and also inclusion to the draft for the Prague's Super6's league (Prague's league nights in Spring). Training is inclusive and open to players of all levels. Extra tournament preparation trainings take place on weekends starting early Spring for those who wish to travel to various international tournaments with the senior squad.

All of this is run by our great team listed below:

Sarah McAulaySteering Squad

A PT by profession, there's no questioning that our favourite Brit, Sarah, is the one that brings the fitness to CRT. Sarah has been involved with CRT since 2015, where she quickly adapted to be one of CRT's leading athletes, and also coaches. She's also been instrumental in implementing guidelines for players within CRT to ensure everyone is looked after and that we keep building our sport here in CZ.

Renaud CarbonnelSteering Squad

Renaud brings a French connection to the management of CRT. But don't let his baguette wielding ways fool you... He's a mean touch player, & has been working his skills with Czech touch since 2013. Renaud was also key figure in helping Paul and Matt take Czech Touch to the next level, including the launch of the inaugural 2016 Czech Sole2Soul Touch Super Cup.

Paul MonteiroSteering Squad

Paul is a self confessed sporting nut from NZ. Paul has been involved in and around Czech touch for many years. Since 2014 and with a young family eager to take up touch, Paul has lead the Junior development of the sport to what is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

Matt EastSteering Squad

Matt, a very patriotic kiwi, has been an integral part of Czech Touch since the early 2000's, & has been a driving force in the push for development of the sport since 2014. Throughout the years Matt has been through it all, from sessions with 2 people showing up, to last year leading the Žižkov Warriors to the maiden Czech Touch Super Cup title.