Mitch a touch of class for CQ
Anderson bullish of top CQ performance at Coffs Harbour touch comp
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.
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.
CONFIDENT: Isis High's Mitch Anderson will represent Central Queensland Bulls at next week's National Touch League comp at Coffs Harbour.