Season’s finishing touch
Club celebrates successful grand finals after record number of juniors take to field
TRY TIME: Referees Dan Wojtasek, Wojtasek Toby Schmidt and Jason Wyeth take charge at the touch football grand finals on Monday night.
A record number of juniors took to the field this season, making touch football one of the most popular sports in the South Burnett.
Kingaroy Touch Football Club treasurer Jenny Whyte said they had 120 juniors keeping fit and having fun during this year’s season.
“The kids are enjoying it and telling their friends and then their friends come along,” Whyte said.
The season came to a close on Monday night for both juniors and seniors, with teams competing for the prestigious grand final honours.
Kingaroy Red Ants fields were filled with family, friends and supporters enjoying the high level of touch football skills.
“We have parents and teenagers who are coaching our juniors,” Whyte said.
Kingaroy Touch Football Club will hold its annual general meeting next Tuesday, November 11, from 7.30pm and Whyte said she was looking forward to putting her hand up for president.
“I want to see more kids, they’ll get the love for touch and they’re just going to keep going,” she said.
“Even the adults, it doesn’t matter how good you are you will have fun.”
The 2019 Kingaroy touch football competition kicks off early next year.
“First Monday back at school next year is sign-on day,” Mrs Whyte said.
In Monday’s grand finals, Integral Mixed won in a close encounter with IGA Bears 7-6, Gumps defeated Integral Fitness 10-5, Having a Go were too good for Tarong Touchdowns winning 12-7 and Touch N Go had enough in the tank to overcome Wild Hogs 9-4.
ON THE BALL: IGA Bears’ Dean Cullen reaches out to touch Integral Mixed player Jess bond during their grand final.
Players shake hands after the under-10 touch football grand final on Monday afternoon.
An under-10 player steps through the defence during the grand final.
The under-12 mixed touch team, the Hawks, after their grand final win.
An under-10 player looks for a gap.
John Bunyoung looks for support in his grand final game on Monday night.