USA Touch announces Women’s High Performance Director

The USA Touch Board is pleased to announce we have named Adrian Witte as USA Touch Women’s High Performance Director. We would like to thank Adrian for taking on this very important role. Adrian’s responsibilities will include:

  • Building an elite pathway for female athletes from grass roots through to National representation
  • Working with and establishing training systems inside of the USA Touch framework in conjunction with the men’s program
  • Building pathways for coaches and referees within the women’s program
  • Working with and assigning coaches to the women’s open and age group teams

It’s exciting to bring Adrian’s passion for the game and especially the women’s game to the table.
Adrian will work closely with current women’s open coach, Ivan Pomare and women’s over 30’s coach, Marc Sintes, to build the framework for the future of the women’s game in the country. To have someone on the ground in the United States is a move towards internally building the network of coaching and support for USA Touch. Adrian will also work closely with mixed open coach, Tristan Mana and the men’s program to guide the shape of the game.

OJ Hawea USA Touch President:

“We have been looking for a committed individual who was willing to take a step back from the field for the greater good of the game and Adrian has been on our radar for some time. We are excited to have him step into this role as it gives us a strong presence on the ground who will build the framework we have set inside our strategic plan. Adrian has been a committed member of USA Touch for several years and brings experience gained from learning the game here in the USA. Although he is an ex-pat of Australia, all of his Touch development has come from inside of the USA with the support of the Portland Hunters club”

Adrian Witte:

“I am very excited by this opportunity and look forward to working with the incredible people that make up the women’s game in this country. I feel fortunate to be building off the performance of the team at the last World Cup, the extremely competitive national competition that has developed, and an overall groundswell in interest in women’s rugby in this country. Over the next few months I will be reaching out to those involved in the women’s game and I hope that together we can provide every women’s player in this country an opportunity to participate at any level they choose and to provide clear pathways towards their goals.”

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