The first formalized Touch Football competition was South Sydney Touch Association in 1968. Touch Football continued to grow and during the 70`s it took hold in the country areas. The first country competition was Wagga Wagga Touch Association in 1973 with the first women’s competition officially starting in Ballina in 1975.
To date these competitions are still running strong.
The New South Wales Touch Association was constituted in 1972 and at that point there were six competitions and approximately 1500 players.
As at 2010 the number of registered players across New South Wales has reached over 110000 and over 170 affiliated competitions.