Touch tournament to go ahead this weekend
THE best touch football players from across North Queensland will converge on the Whitsunday Sports Park for the Whitsunday touch gala this Saturday.
Last year’s event saw teams come from across the Whitsundays, including the islands and this year’s competition is shaping up to bigger and better than ever.
Whitsunday Touch Association president Mark Beale said three teams from Hamilton and Hayman Island had registered for the touch gala including three teams from the local competition Go On Then, Ray White and Eclipse.
He said there was talk of the Raiders Rugby Union and Brahmans Rugby League teams fielding sides with their end of season celebrations coming the an end.
Games will be a mixed format with at least two girls and maximum four guys on the field.
The touch competition will kick off at 10am with all teams needing to be at the Whitsunday Sports Park by 9.45am.
All teams will get at least four games and grand finals will be finished by 4pm.
A licensed bar and barbecue lunch will be available throughout the day.
Mr Beale said any assistance with referees, administration and serving in the canteen would be appreciated on the day.
Whitsunday Touch Association will also be hosting a junior touch training program and competition starts on Monday, October 14.
The competition will start at 5pm and will run until the end of the final school term and is open to both boys and girls from prep to Year 8.