Transfers and drafts

If you are interested in transferring or drafting to Auckland Touch, you must complete the appropriate forms. All forms and documentation must be completed on the Touch New Zealand website before the deadlines. Click on the link below if you wish to complete a draft or transfer.

1. To be eligible to transfer the player must;

a) Meet the Provincial Eligibility requirements of the Provincial Association they wish to represent

b) Complete a commitment agreement with the Provincial Association they wish to represent

c) The Provincial Association Player Representative must be resident in New Zealand

d) Players must be registered with a competition affiliated to Touch NZ in the province which they intend representing.

e) The Provincial Association Player Representative must not be participating, in any capacity, in any unaffiliated tournament, competition or fixtures as determined by Touch NZ

f) The Provincial Association Player Representative must not have any outstanding financial debts, or legal/judicial suspensions with any Touch Competition Provider and/or Provincial Association they have represented

g) The Provincial Association Player Representative must comply and abide by the criteria set in the Touch NZ Eligibility Policy and the following Touch New Zealand Policies;

  • Code of Conduct

  • Anti Doping Policy

  • Use of Personal Image Policy

  • Use of Personal Information Policy

  • Tournament participation agreement form

  • Any other policies as notified from time to time by Touch NZ

2. Upon receipt of this transfer form, Touch New Zealand will notify both affected provinces for approval.

3. The Provinces must respond in writing within 7 days of the date of notification. If a response is not received within 7 days, the transfer will be deemed to be approved by the Province.

4. Final approval will be given in writing by the Touch New Zealand Tournaments Manager.

5. If the transfer application is declined, reasons must be stated, and the Provincial Representative may appeal the decision to the Touch NZ Eligibility Commissioner.

6. Provinces are obliged to release players not listed in a team of sixteen (16) twenty one (21) days prior to the Touch NZ Tournamen

To be eligible for a domestic draft, you must confirm: 

a) You are a resident in New Zealand 

b) You are registered with a competition affiliated to Touch NZ in my home province 

c) You are not participating, in any capacity, in any unaffiliated tournament, competition or fixtures, as determined by Touch NZ 

d) You have no outstanding financial debts, or legal/judicial suspensions with any Touch Competition Provider and/or Provincial Association that I have represented 

e) You will comply and abide by the criteria set in the Touch NZ Eligibility Policy and the following Touch New Zealand Policies; 

            i) Code of Conduct 

            ii) Anti Doping Policy 

            iii) Use of Personal Image Policy 

            iv) Use of Personal Information Policy 

            v) Tournament participation agreement form 

            vi) Any other policies as notified from time to time by Touch NZ 

f) Your home Province does not require my services and are prepared to release me to the draft 

To be eligible for an international draft, you must confirm: 

a) You are eligible to be selected in New Zealand 

b) You have not played for another country internationall, or I have been approved for a second representation by the Federation of International Touch to represent New Zealand

c) You are not participating, in any capacity, in any unaffiliated tournament, competition or fixtures, as determined by Touch NZ 

d) You have no outstanding financial debts, or legal/judicial suspensions with any Touch Competition Provider and/or Provincial Association that I have represented 

e) You will comply and abide by the criteria set in the Touch NZ Eligibility Policy and the following Touch New Zealand Policies; 

            i) Code of Conduct 

            ii) Anti Doping Policy 

            iii) Use of Personal Image Policy 

            iv) Use of Personal Information Policy 

            v) Tournament participation agreement form 

            vi) Any other policies as notified from time to time by Touch NZ 



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