Biggen­den is back in touch

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

START or­gan­is­ing your teams as touch football is mak­ing a re­turn to Biggen­den’s sport­ing cal­en­dar in Jan­uary.

At a meet­ing at the Grand Ho­tel last week, sup­port from the community was over­whelm­ing.

The com­mit­tee elected in­cludes pres­i­dent Sam Lan­dri­gan, sec­re­tary Jess Bar­gen­quast, trea­surer Rachael Stan­ley and ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee Sarah and Carl Aberdein and Ni­cole Gibbs.

In at­ten­dance at the meet­ing was Sun­shine Coast, Fraser and Bur­nett Dis­trict Touch As­so­ci­a­tion ad­min­is­tra­tor Gary Mad­ders whose area cov­ers North Lakes to Mun­dub­bera and Kin­garoy.

Mr Mad­ders said his area cov­ered 16 as­so­ci­a­tions, in­clud­ing in the North Bur­nett the towns of Childers, Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera and now Biggen­den.

“Touch is for all ages, male or fe­male. I be­lieve it is one of the cheap­est sports in Aus­tralia,” he said.

“From the en­thu­si­asm tonight it sounds like touch will be wel­come in the area.”

Ms Bar­gen­quast said it was a plea­sure to see the sup­port.

“I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with this en­thu­si­as­tic com­mit­tee dur­ing the next 12 months,” she said.

Touch team nom­i­na­tions and sign-on nights will be held in late Jan­uary 2013.

Fix­tures will be mixed for men and women, 13 years and older with games to be played on Thurs­day nights at the Biggen­den Sports Re­serve.

Once the club is es­tab­lished and the sea­son un­der­way, there­may be in­ter­est in start­ing ju­nior touch football.

Contact 0408 190 776.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

TOUCHAGOER: Touch football will be part of the sport­ing cal­en­dar from late Jan­uary af­ter the for­ma­tion of a club in Biggen­den. At the meet­ing were newly elected sec­re­tary Jess Bar­gen­quast, Sun­shine Coast, Fraser and Bur­nett Dis­trict Touch As­so­ci­a­tion ad­min­is­tra­tor Gary Mad­ders and trea­surer Rachael Stan­ley.

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