23 Things Everyone Who Has Played Touch Football Will Relate To
TFW when you dive for the five metre line instead of the try line.
When you played the first game of the season and felt totally wrecked afterwards.
As the season went on you developed an epic shorts and sock tan.
You knew all too well the feeling of battling awful hayfever during spring-time games.
When you were put on the wing you knew it was because you were fast, but sometimes it felt a little like a punishment.
Because the immense pressure of catching long balls to score was a lot to deal with.
And when you dropped the ball you felt like a complete failure.
You eventually became a pro at running backwards.
Though there were times you'd still completely stack it.
And when your opponents ran backwards to avoid being touched, you were even more determined to get them.
It absolutely enraged you when someone called a phantom touch and got away with it.
There were times where you tried to put on an epic step and completely failed and slipped.
But there was nothing better than the successful feeling of putting on a great step and scoring a try off it.
Though you may never get over the time(s) you triumphantly dived for the line, only to discover it was the five metre one.
But regardless, you eventually became fearless when it came to diving to score or stop a try.
A surefire way to get you angry was having someone "accidentally" slap you, instead of touching.
And when someone stepped on your foot with studded boots, your reaction was a little like this:
Though the pain of a ball hitting your finger on a bad angle was like no other.
And pulling a hammy or twisting your ankle basically made you inconsolable.
There was once a time you thought wearing visor hats were really cool...
And as you got older, playing mixed touch became a little more awkward because you had a fear of touching someone in an inappropriate place.
You regretted the times you decided to participate in winter touch.
But regardless of what season, winning a tournament always made it worth it.
And you and your teammates developed a bond like no other.
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