New for­mat for touch tour­na­ment

South Waikato News - - NEWS/SPORT -

The Pu­taruru- based Tatou Tatou Touch Club will hold it’s 26th An­nual Mixed Touch Tour­na­ment on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, at the Nola Block in Pu­taruru.

In re­cent years be­tween 44 and 50 teams have en­tered the Tour­na­ment from throughout the North Is­land, mak­ing the event one of the largest mixed tour­na­ments in New Zealand.

This year’s tour­na­ment will be run on a to­tally new for­mat in­cor­po­rat­ing three age groups in each team: Un­der 15, 15-45, 45 plus, with a male and fe­male from each age group on the field at all times.

This for­mat will pro­mote a more fam­ily ori­en­tated tour­na­ment while pro­vid­ing a com­pet­i­tive edge.

In re­cent years a strong vis­it­ing con­tin­gent from Bay of Plenty and Waikato, along with our lo­cal con­tenders Tato Tatou and Mez­cars, en­sured an ex­cit- ing edge to the com­pe­ti­tion.

This years tour­na­ment and the new for­mat will of­fer play­ers of all ages, sizes and fit­ness an in­ter­est­ing chal­lenge.

Over $5000 worth of prizes in­clud­ing cash are up for grabs with the tour­na­ment or­gan­is­ers mak­ing a big ef­fort to en­sure that even the most so­cial of teams are well catered for.

The prize­giv­ing func­tion will be held at the Pu­taruru Rugby Club.

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