Bumper sea­son ahead for touch

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

WHIT­SUN­DAY TOUCH

TOUCH foot­ball is in full swing and this year they have had to add an ex­tra times­lot to ac­com­mo­date new teams.

The new time slots start­ing at 6pm due to new teams in the com­pe­ti­tion and there are po­si­tions avail­able for one more team in each grade.

Any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact the Whit­sun­day Touch Face­book page or call 0404 498 790.

With the top­dress­ing of the bot­tom field in De­cem­ber teams are play­ing on the AFL field and in or­der to get back down the bot­tom as soon as pos­si­ble they are hav­ing a weed­ing bee on Thurs­day night at 6pm.

Grass is grow­ing well but is be­ing re­stricted in cer­tain patches by tufty grasses which they are look­ing to erad­i­cate.

All mem­bers of the touch, rugby and soc­cer clubs are en­cour­aged to turn up with gloves and a weed­ing tool to get the field up to stan­dard.

Rugby play­ers are keen to get the field payable for a trial game on March 1, WFC have put their March games to Mackay and all sports are train­ing on the top oval so there are sev­eral rea­sons to get the bot­tom field ready.

HELP­ING OUT: Whit­sun­day Touch As­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bernard Woods with Frances Stan­nard from RPS Sur­vey­ors who do­nated time to mark out a touch field on the top oval at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park on Mon­day.

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