In touch with good health
TOUCH: The Mundubbera Touch season has just started and the cold couldn’t keep eager players off the field on Monday night.
For Mundubbera Touch secretary Melinda Thorburn, getting back into touch after three weeks was a challenge.
“You lose that rhythm and it’s normal to find it difficult after several weeks of not exercising,” Thorburn said.
“We’re definitely looking for more players as every season we begin to lose players resulting in less teams.”
Thorburn said touch was not only fun, but good for health. She has diabetes and touch plays an important role in monitoring it.
“I have diabetes and it helps keep it well controlled, exercising is huge and I understand people decide to do it on their own, but in this environment you get to do it with other people and you reap the benefits of fitness and health whilst spending time with others,” she said.
“It’s basically a great way for players to get fit and it’s good for your mind.”
Thorburn is optimistic this
season will be better than the last season.
“We’re hoping to get more young players interested in the game as they are the future of touch,” Thorburn said.
“We lost two teams in Eidsvold so our playing numbers have been down but we’ll continue to get the message out there that touch is on Monday nights and that anyone is welcome to play.”
The teams this season are Derra Devils, Fifty Shades, Hammertime and Thristy Link.
Players learn several skills in touch that are vital to everyday activities.
“They learn basic co-ordination, catching and passing, how to work as a team, how to step and dive, and hand-eye co-ordination,” Thorburn said.
BACK IN TOUCH: The Mundubbera Touch season has started,with games every Monday night. PHOTOS: PHILIPPE COQUERAND
A try is almost scored on Monday night.
Players regrouping after a try is scored on Monday night.
A player about to score.
Players contesting the ball quickly.
Good skills on display.
The players ready to get started.
Players in full action at the Archer Park fields.