Touch Berlin began with a small group of expats who wanted to keep fit while also building social ties. While the shape of the ball - let alone the game of ‘Touch Rugby’ - was foreign to almost all in the German capital, slowly but surely the game expanded its footprint. Through working with local universities to reach out to locals, while also attracting Australian, British, New Zealand, French and other expats, the team was able to build its way up to become one of the largest touch teams outside the sport’s traditional areas. The club has also seen success on the field, winning the German Touch Championship for the past three years.
These days, the club has seen increases in membership numbers and participation - particularly among local players. The club has been recognised by the Berlin City Council for its efforts and is in line to receive additional funding to help facilitate the 2018 Capital Cup.