Biggenden is back in touch
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.
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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.