Junior touch team off to state cup
A LOCAL under-12 touch team is off to Hervey Bay tomorrow for the Junior State Cup to be held over three days.
Coached by Patrick Nugent, the team of 11 boys from Childers has been training for the past few months to do their district proud.
The Childers group will face a number of teams in its pool and play a total of six games throughout the event.
Team spokeswoman Sandra Scotney said the boys were the only team representing Childers and were well supported from the local community.
She thanked local electricians Jason and Kayleen Tomlinson of EBRICO, who have sponsored the team by donating new dress shirts, and the touch association for supplying each player with a backpack, water bottle and cap.
“We wish them all the best, it will be a great experience for them all,” Mrs Scotney said.
Mrs Scotney said junior touch will start up after the holidays with junior sign-on being held at 5pm and seniors at 6pm on Monday, July 14. Games will start on Monday, July 21.
PROUD TO REPRESENT REGION: Childers touch junior team's Samuel Nixon and Jake Scotney model their new State Cup shirts, supplied by Jason and Kayleen Tomlinson of EBRICO.