Touch tour­na­ment to go ahead this week­end

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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