Touch stars put to the test
BOLLON was the place to be on Saturday, with the police putting on a fabulous Blue Light touch football carnival day at the town’s school oval.
Over 50 players made up four teams who over the course of the day played six games, with men, women and children all taking part in the day’s festivities.
Officer in Charge at Bollon Police, Steven Love said the day was a success.
TOUCH FOOTY: The small town of Bollon was buzzing on Saturday as more than 50 players participated in a Blue Light touch footy carnival run by Bollon Police at the local school oval.
Officer in charge Steven Love said the event was a great success and stemmed from outreach work by local police in the community over the years.
“In Bollon, for the past three years, the police have run touch footy coaching for the kids on a Monday afternoon at the school and, because of this, the kids kept asking for matches against the parents,” Love said.
“After a while we decided to run a carnival for everyone to take part in, which has now morphed into something we do twice a year.”
The event is a chance for people to come together, to relax and socialise.
“It allows the town to come together, so it doesn’t matter where people live, whether on properties or in town itself, it is just a great day,” Love said.
On Saturday, four teams made up of men, women and children, played a six-game round-robin competition.
On the field at any one time teams had to have three men, three children and at least one adult female.
“It is a great social day,” Love said.
“It’s not about winning prizes at the end of the day, but about everyone taking part and having fun.
“The day ended with the best of the adults taking on the best team of kids in the Adult All Stars and Kids Dream Team and, although the kids may have won the smack talking, the scoreboard saw the adults dominate the play,” Love laughed.
❝ It is a great social day. It’s not about winning prizes at the end of the day, but about having fun.
— Steven Love
TOUCH: Bollon Police hosted a blue light touch carnival on Saturday.
Kids were amongst the action all day.
All the players gave it their best shot.
When all was said and done everyone had a great time.
Ladies were a staple part of each team.
Kids of all ages were out on the field.
TOUCH: Bollon Police hosted a blue light touch carnival on Saturday, with men, women and children taking part in the fun times.