For footy players and netballers touch football presents a wonderful pre-season training opportunity.
For others, it's the ideal way to get involved in sport.
Alex Tyler stumbled her way into the Warrnambool Touch Football Club's mixed competition last summer.
But now she can't wait to get back on the field.
"I've been so excited since the last season ended," she said.
"I couldn't wait for this to start again so I'm really, really keen."
The club's new mixed season starts on Tuesday October 15 and runs through to February at Deakin University's oval.
There is a free come and try night on Tuesday October 8 from 6.30-8.30pm at Deakin.
Tyler decided to get involved in touch football after VicHealth contacted her work for a statement about getting more women involved in sport.
VicHealth runs a program called Switch - Strengthening Women in Touch Football - and Tyler works at Women's Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West.
"I signed up to the women's footy training, the Switch program through the VicHealth program," she said.
"I thought I was signing up to tag AFL, so I didn't even know what touch football was.
"So it was a nice surprise to learn about the game and the rules eventually.
"It was just really, really fun.
"I'm not a sporty person at all.
"I'm not coordinated at all and it was just really nice to have a welcoming environment to have some fun, be social and get active."
Tyler, who has completed honours in French and anthropology at the University of Melbourne, said her interests included reading and writing.
"This (touch football) does not come naturally to me at all and I think it's the same thing for a lot of girls as well, putting your body on the line," she said.
Switch, an initiative of NRL Touch Football and VicHealth, aims to improve the health and well-being of women through social sport.
Tyler is a big fan of the initiative - an eight-week touch football fitness and skills program for women.
"Often they (women) don't have the confidence to get into sport," she said.
"Or they feel worried about looking uncoordinated or getting sweaty in front of other people.
"Or just feeling like they don't have the skill to do it which I definitely felt like I didn't have."
Tyler participated in the Switch program last summer and brought her high school friend Maggie Davey along.
Davey said an encouraging group of people helped her and Tyler step up from Switch training to matches in the Warrnambool Touch Football mixed competition.
The former Warrnambool College students played in the same team together.
"Everyone is so supportive and encouraging," Davey said.
"The referees and the people on the board are very encouraging of all abilities, fitness levels and ages."
Tyler added the Switch program is back again this summer.
The women-only training will be on Sundays at 11am at Deakin.
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