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The first Touch Football World Cup tournament was held in 1988.


World Cup Venues

The following outlines the World Cups held and planned for the future

Gold Coast, Queensland City in Queensland, Australia

The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 638,090, the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland's second-largest city.

Auckland Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand

Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.

Hawaii State of the United States of America

Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania, the only U.S. state located outside North America, and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.

While the number of participant teams is growing steadily, almost all finals to date have been contested between Australia and New Zealand.

World Cup Results

1988 - Australia (Gold Coast)

World Cup # : 1
Dates : November 14–16, 1988
Participants : 5 (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, USA)
Location : Carrara Oval, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Overall winner : Australia

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand4
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand4
Mixed OpenAustraliaNew Zealand4
Men's Masters (Over 35 years)AustraliaNew Zealand5

1991 - New Zealand (Auckland)

World Cup # : 2
Dates : December 3–7, 1991
Participants : 9 (Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tokelau)
Location : Avondale Racecourse, Auckland, New Zealand
Overall winner : Australia

Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand9
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand6
Mixed OpenAustraliaNew Zealand6
Men's Seniors (Over 30 years)AustraliaNew Zealand7
Women's Seniors (Over 27 years)New ZealandAustralia5
Men's Masters (Over 35 years)AustraliaNew Zealand6

1995 - USA, Hawaii (Waikiki Beach)

World Cup # : 3
Dates : March 21–25, 1995
Participants : 11 (American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Japan, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South Africa, Tonga, USA)
Location : Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, United States
Overall winner : Australia

Kapiolani Park

Queen Kapiʻolani Regional Park is the largest and second oldest public park in Hawaiʻi, located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on the east end of Waikīkī just beyond Kuhio Beach Park and the Waikiki residential neighborhood. The 300-acre (1.2 km2) park, named after Queen Kapiʻolani, the queen consort of King David Kalākaua, is home to the Waikiki Shell and the Honolulu Zoo.

Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand8
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand6
Mixed OpenAustraliaNew Zealand8
Men's Over 30 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand7
Women's Over 30 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand5
Men's Over 35 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand5
Men's Over 40 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand3

1999 - Australia (Sydney)

World Cup # : 4
Dates : April 21–24, 1999
Participants : 19 (Australia, Cook Islands, England, Fiji, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Scotland, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tokelau, Tonga, USA, Wales)
Location : David Phillips Sports Fields, Daceyville, Sydney, Australia
Overall winner : Australia

Daceyville Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Daceyville is a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Daceyville is 7 km south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Bayside Council.

Sydney City in New South Wales, Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,131,326, and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand13
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand8
Mixed OpenNew ZealandAustralia15
Men's Over 30 YearsAustraliaLebanon12
Women's Over 30 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand5
Mixed Over 30 YearsNew ZealandAustralia5
Men's Over 35 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand4
Men's Over 40 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand5

2003 - Japan (Kumagaya)

World Cup # : 5
Dates : May 24–28, 2003
Participants : 10 (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Niue, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, USA, Wales)
Location : Kumagaya Rugby Complex, Kumagaya, Japan
Overall winner : Australia

Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand6
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand5
Mixed OpenAustraliaNew Zealand7
Men's Over 30 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand5
Men's Over 35 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand4

2007 - South Africa (Stellenbosch)

World Cup # : 6
Dates : January 17–21, 2007
Participants : 15 (Australia, England, Fiji, France, Japan, Jersey, Lebanon, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, USA, Wales)
Location : Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Overall winner : Australia

Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand8
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand8
Mixed OpenNew ZealandAustralia6
Mixed 30sNew ZealandAustralia7
Men's Over 30 YearsAustraliaSamoa8
Men's Over 35 YearsAustraliaSouth Africa4

2011 - Scotland (Edinburgh)

World Cup # : 7
Dates : June 22–26, 2011
Participants : 26 (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Catalonia, Cook Islands, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United States and Wales)
Location : Peffermill Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Overall winner : Australia

DivisionWinners [1] [2] Runners-UpTeams
Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand15
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand11
Mixed OpenAustraliaNew Zealand19
Senior MixedNew ZealandAustralia7
Men's Over 30 YearsAustraliaEngland10
Men's Over 35 YearsAustraliaSouth Africa11
Men's Over 40 YearsNew ZealandAustralia10

2015 - Australia (Coffs Harbour)

World Cup # : 8
Dates : April 29 - May 3, 2015
Participants : 25 (Australia, Chile, China, Cook Islands, England, France, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Middle East Touch, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States, Wales)
Location : Coffs Harbour International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, Australia
Overall winner : Australia

DivisionWinners [3] Runners-UpTeams
Men's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand16
Women's OpenAustraliaNew Zealand14
Mixed OpenAustraliaNew Zealand22
Women's Over 27 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand5
Senior MixedAustraliaNew Zealand6
Men's Over 30 YearsAustraliaCook Islands7
Men's Over 35 YearsNew ZealandAustralia6
Men's Over 40 YearsAustraliaNew Zealand9
Men's Over 50 YearsAustraliaItaly5


The competition featured ninety teams from twenty five participating nations. [4] [5]

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  1. "Open Category Standings" (PDF). 2011 Touch World Cup.
  2. "Senior category Standings" (PDF). 2011 Touch World Cup.
  3. "Draws and Results". Touch World Cup 2015.
  4. Tom Lowrey (30 April 2015). "World's best touch footballers descend on Coffs Harbour" . Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. (24 April 2015). "Touch World Cup officially launched" . Retrieved 10 May 2015.