Mitch a touch of class for CQ

An­der­son bullish of top CQ per­for­mance at Coffs Har­bour touch comp

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

THE An­der­son fam­ily will em­bark on a 700km trip on Mon­day to give 14-year-old Mitch a chance to ful­fil a touch foot­ball dream.

Mitch will rep­re­sent Cen­tral Queens­land Bulls at next week’s Na­tional Touch League com­pe­ti­tion at Coffs Har­bour, which will run from March 11-14.

While he doesn’t ex­pect his Bulls to be world-beat­ers, Mitch said he be­lieved the team would per­form well.

“We’ve got a pretty young side but we’ll go well,” the Isis High stu­dent said.

Mitch has played touch foot­ball for years, play­ing for Bund­aberg, Her­vey Bay and Noosa, as well as in the lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion.

He spends most of his non-school time on the touch footy field, with games on four of the five week­days.

It’s an in­tense sched­ule but the Year 10 stu­dent loves ev­ery sec­ond of it, and one day dreams of reach­ing the state and na­tional sides.

His role in the CQ set-up al­lowed him the chance to play against the Aus­tralian Open Men’s team, against whom he man­aged to score on the wing. “A lot of the top CQ boys were play­ing, so I spent most of my time on the wing,” he said.

Regular games will be played from Wed­nes­day to Fri­day, with fi­nals next week­end.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

RUN­NING BULL: Isis High's Mitch An­der­son will rep­re­sent Cen­tral Queens­land Bulls at next week's Na­tional Touch League com­pe­ti­tion. An­der­son dreams of reach­ing the state team, and with an abun­dance of scouts and high-class coaches at the Coffs Har­bour event, this could be his best op­por­tu­nity.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

CON­FI­DENT: Isis High's Mitch An­der­son will rep­re­sent Cen­tral Queens­land Bulls at next week's Na­tional Touch League comp at Coffs Har­bour.

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