Talking Touch – December

Talking Touch – December

first_imgPlease click on the following links to read about what has been happening around Australia.Old Boys Have Still Got ItAs their name suggests, they are getting on in years, however the Coota Hotel Old Boys continue to defy the aging process in pool three of this year’s men’s touch football competition. Last week Old Boys accounted for Globe Benders 5-1 to give them an amazing 15 tries in their last two outings.http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/news/local/sport/other/old-boys-have-still-got-it/2012895.aspx Orange High Girls Finish Second In StateOrange High School have stormed through the NSW All Schools Touch Football finals in Penrith, finishing second to Kiama High in the final in sweltering heat last Friday. The school’s Year 7 and 8 girls went down 3-0 in the final after sweeping all before them in the preliminary rounds, winning all four of their matches.http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/sport/general/orange-high-girls-finish-second-in-state/2012976.aspx Pup Leads The Way For BulldogsRising Bulldogs star James Western is snapping at the heels of two of the biggest names in Rockhampton Touch Football.When it comes to the scoring touchdowns in Rockhampton’s top men’s competition, Dan Withers and Ian Shuker are the leaders, but Western isn’t far behindhttp://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/03/pup-leads-the-way-for-bulldogs-touch-football-/ Mangrove Jacks Eye Titans’ TitleDarwin Touch newcomers Mangrove Jacks will be doing everything they can to wrestle the title from Titans in the women’s division one grand final to be played at Fannie Bay tonight. The Jacks have taken the competition by storm in their debut season, but they’ll have to knock off the reigning premiers if they want the crown.http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/12/03/198371_ntsport.html Karley To Try Again For Mum Pat Banks had a lot of sayings for her daughter Karley.If Karley failed at something she would tell her to “suck a lemon and try again next time” and if life was really looking bleak, she would say; “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”http://caboolture-shire-herald.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/karley-to-try-again-for-mum/ The Ultimate ShowdownThe best up-and-coming Touch Football talent from Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in January 2011 when they compete in the Youth Trans Tasman Test Series.Canberra is set to host the 2011 clash between New Zealand and Australia where boys and girls of various ages fight it out for the ultimate title. To view this story, search for page 30 after clicking on the following link:http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1q4bb/NepeanNews2December2/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http://www.yudu.com/item/details/255211/Nepean-News-2-December-2010-Issue-38%3Fedit_mode%3Don Touch Players Compete in NZBeing picked to play for their state meant a lot to Hervey Bay junior touch football players Sophie O’Toole and Lauren Scholl, so they weren’t about to let the opportunity pass them by.The two travelled to New Zealand to compete with the under-16 and under-14 junior representative teams after impressing selectors at the Sunshine Coast touch football carnival in Maryborough in August.http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/story/2010/12/09/giving-it-their-all-sophie-orsquotoole-and-laur/ Students Show Magic Touch Fast breaks, cut-out passes and sliding defences were on display for all to see by the top teams contesting the 17th St Candice’s Regional Invitational Touch Football Competition on Friday, November 26. The Blue Mountains’ showcase primary school level touch football annual event was a roaring success with 10 schools from Lithgow to Springwood registering 46 teams and 460 players.http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/local/sport/other/students-show-magic-touch/2020180.aspx Second-Half Blitz By JacksMangrove Jacks consumed women’s Darwin Touch grand final opponents Titans in one swallow in a one-sided season decider at Fannie Bay last Friday night. A tight 2-1 half-time turned into a 6-3 second-half rout for the Jacks.http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/12/08/199401_ntsport.html Buckaneers Finish Season In StyleBuckaneers Red star Claire Orford has given herself and team-mate Addison McKenzie the fairytale finish they deserve while the pair brought Emmaus’s fairytale run to an end.Orford’s player-of-the-final performance, combined with a McKenzie double in the showdown, helped Buckaneers Red keep their unbeaten record against Emmaus intact, running out 3-1 winners in the final.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/09/buckaneers-season-finish-claire-orford-addison Buckaneers Win TitleA first-half master class from star Dan Withers gifted Buckaneers the 2010 Men’s Premier League title.Withers had the ball on a string and his opposition in a spin, combining with young gun Jayden Benbow to inflict a 5-3 win over Bulldogs in the men’s final in slippery conditions on Tuesday night as part of the Rockhampton Touch Association’s grand finals.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/09/buckaneers-premier-league-title-2010-men Cougars Take Down Their PreyThe rain abated and Emerald’s Open Touch finals were under way at the racecourse touch fields on Wednesday night.Barely a hair could separate the score in the A-grade women’s final between In2Design Cougars and Nunchuckers.http://www.cqnews.com.au/story/2010/12/13/cougars-take-down-their-prey/ Finals Fever Strikes Touch PlayersThe fields of Jubilee Park will be teeming with action tonight as the Wagga Touch Association (WTA) grand finals get underway. Expectations of an explosive contest are running high, following a season of dynamic performances and close matches from the top billings.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/general/finals-fever-strikes-touch-players/2024888.aspx World Cup May Be Within ReachThe world’s best Touch Footballers could be coming to a field near you.The 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup will be held in Australia and Rockhampton could be in the running to host the event.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/17/2015-touch-world-cup-may-be-within-rockys-reach/ Three Wagga Touch Stars Make The Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series TeamThe Wagga Touch Football season may have drawn to a close last week, but the excitement is only just building up for the sport’s finest. Three of Wagga’s brightest stars have reached another level of success following the announcement of the Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series team.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/other/three-wagga-touch-stars-make-the-australian-youth-trans-tasman-series-team/2031230.aspx  If you have seen a Touch Football story in your area that you would like to see on the website, please email it to [email protected]last_img

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