Touch Football History Goes Digital

For 40 years, Cary Thompson has been compiling the history of touch football and providing regular updates, now his work is available on the world-wide-web.

Cary Thompson first became involved with Touch in the early 1970’s when he founded both the ATO and NSW Public Service Touch Organisation, who played their competition on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the Kippax Lake area of Moore Park, Sydney. He then rose through to ranks to become the President of the World Governing Body of Touch, The Federation of International Touch from 1991 to 2007.

It was in 2006 his history of Touch Football Australia was published as "Thompson Touch Almanac 1980-2005." After 40 years this information has now been published on a new Thompson's Touch Almanac website. 

The site contains the history and statistics of the Federation of International Touch, Touch Football Australia and Youth and Australian Schools. This new website can be found at