Our History…

Initially known as Newcastle-Wallsend Touch Association, Wallsend Touch was formed in the Summer of 1982 under founding President, Harold “Puddy” Miller.

The competition started with 18 Men’s teams in two divisions. The following year, 1983, we ran our first mixed competition at Crystal Palace Soccer Club (now where Wallsend Plaza stands), with our first junior competition ran in 1986 by Ron Andrews and Barb Watsford with 54 players. With the closure of Crystal Palace, we were forced to use a variety of soccer and rugby league fields to run our competitions.

It was decided in 1990 to apply to the council to put lights up at our new fields at Upper Reserve, Wallsend. This was approved, and we ran our Winter 1991 competition for the first time at Upper Reserve.

In 1994, a small, but dedicated group led by Brian Russell & Ron Andrews had plans to build our own purpose-built clubhouse. This was completed for our Summer 1995 Grand Final Day where our players could enjoy a cold beverage, as we had also obtained a liquor license.

Wallsend Touch Association started entering teams into NSW Touch Association organised representative tournaments in our first year and has continued to be a strong performer in state and regional representative tournaments to this day. In addition to our representative teams, we also have a large number of representative referees that we are proud of, who represent our club at local, regional, state, and national tournaments.