The Scottish Touch Association is hugely excited to be hosting the Touch World Cup and welcoming the world's best players to Edinburgh in 2011.
The STA is especially pleased to be the first European nation to be awarded the honour of hosting the sport's flagship event. Scotland's success in bidding for the World Cup reflects the rapid growth and development of our sport across Scotland, the UK and Europe.
From relatively small beginnings, Touch has become one of the fastest growing sports in Europe, and both the playing numbers and the quality of performances continue to rise throughout the UK and Ireland and the continent.
Scotland's national squad is going into the event in fine fettle, with our Men's Open side the reigning European champions. But as well as competing with the best players in the sport and showcasing the game to a wider British audience, we are looking forward to the legacy the World Cup will leave in Scotland. We are excited about the future opportunities to help even more people enjoy our fun, social and dynamic sport.