Trans-Tasman triumph for Australia
TOUCH FOOTBALL: Australia claimed a clean sweep of the Masters Trans Tasman Series at Bokarina yesterday when a bumper schedule of tournaments came to a close.
Australia won 12 straight games with three games in four age groups.
The women’s 27 years captain B ode la Cruz said the teams made the most of their pace.
“When we run an expansive game it really does help,” she said.
“If we’re going direct at them and playing up through the middle, we’re really playing into their hands.
“I think it’s our fitness, our speed and our skill level which gets us over the line every time and definitely being on home soil really helps when it comes to wanting to win.”
The former rugby sevens player lauded the likes of Tasman’s Bec Oliver.
There was plenty of action at Sunshine Coast Stadium and the Kawana Sports Precinct during the past five days.
The National Youth Championships 18 boys event was won by Queensland School Sport while New South Wales Combined High Schools won the 18 girls edition.
The ACT and Victoria won the men’s and women’s inter-state Alliance Cup titles respectively.
A local team from Chancellor State College won the girls National Schools Cup title, while Warners Bay High won the boys division.
CAPTAIN: Bo de la Cruz.