Day: November 7, 2019

2005 ASICS NTL- OPENS & 20’S DAY TWO SUMMARY2005 ASICS NTL- OPENS & 20’S DAY TWO SUMMARY

first_imgDay two at the 2005 Asics National Touch League heated up in both competition and weather. It may sound corny but it’s definitely the truth. Many of the teams had at least two games today, if not three, and there were certainly some struggling to maintain the pace and the skills in the Coffs sun. Day two saw some cracker matches, with the `match of the timeslot’ (see reports in the results story) providing all the spectators down at the Coffs Harbour stadium with some top class competition. MENS OPEN: In Pool A the Rustlers steal top spot from the Suns after a narrow one touchdown victory in their round match after a controversial touchdown right on the siren. The Rustlers, Hornets, Suns and Mets look like they will be the four sides to qualify for the quarters, with the Mets sitting in fourth now and facing a difficult quarter final if they can’t move one or two places up the ladder tomorrow. Pool B looks like it will be close and tough, with the Sharks and Scorpions guaranteed quarter final spots, while the Cobras and Cyclones look likely to go through. For the Barbarians though, a win over the Cobras tomorrow morning may just get them into the quarters. The Sharks remain undefeated; their 5-4 win over rivals the Cobras was one of the matches of the day and sets up a great finals race between some traditional rivals. WOMENS OPEN: In Pool A the North Queensland Cyclones remain undefeated, somewhat of a surprise for pre-tournament punters. The Hunter Western Hornets have crept in front of the Sharks women, another surprise and the Suns are very close to missing out on a quarter final spot. Both the ACT and Eagles are yet to win a match; their clash will no doubt be eagerly awaited. The 3-3 draw played out between the Cobras and Mets sees those sides sitting on top of the ladder in pool B, with the Barbarians and Crusaders filling up the top four sides. Bo De La Cruz is back on the field for the Barbarians after injuring her ankle, and while definitely not at her best, she makes a big difference with her leadership and experience. After a strong start yesterday, the Crusaders went backwards on day two with two losses and one draw against the Scorpions 4-4. The Scorpions are sitting at the bottom of pool B’s ladder, yet to win a match, while the Rebels recorded their first win, against the struggling Scorpions unfortunately. MIXED OPEN: After six rounds the Mixed Open competition is a very even affair, with at least four sides quite capable of winning the event. The Sharks, Mets, Cobras and Scorpions all look strong and the match of the day no doubt was the Mets one touchdown win over the Sharks. The Sharks have been tipped to win the competition and certainly look to be capable of doing so. The Cobras 7-5 win over the Scorpions was another great match, with both sides showing they have the potential to match the Mets and Sharks. The ACT, Barbarians and Rustlers are struggling at the bottom of the ladder, but will be looking to improve over the final two days of competition. MENS 20 YEARS: Pool A appears to be a fairly tight affair, with several sides capable of winning on their day. The Suns look in the best form, especially after an easy win over the Brisbane Cobras. The Sharks and Eagles played out a close match earlier in the day and look to be sides capable of winning the title if they can put in a good performance. The Eagles will need to be on their game tomorrow, as they sit just ahead of the Hunter Western Hornets for the final spot in the quarter finals. The Eagles look to have an absolute pile of talent and by far the fastest team in the competition but haven’t been able to put it all together for an entire match against quality opposition yet. The ACT are struggling in what looks to be the tougher of the two pools, but with a young side will no doubt improve in the years to come. In Pool B the Rustlers and Sydney Mets drew to keep them both at the top of the ladder, adding another two sides more than capable of challenging pool A leaders, the Southern Suns. The Sydney Rebels are struggling, yet to win a match while the Crusaders’ win over the Rebels may just guarantee them a quarter final spot, albeit against the top finishing pool A side! The Cyclones looked promising this morning, with a 15-3 win over the Rebels but they then crumbled to a 12-2 defeat at the hands of the Mets. They will want to hold onto third position for the quarter finals. WOMENS 20 YEARS: In Pool A it is a Queensland affair with the Brisbane Cobras and South Queensland Sharks both yet to lose a match. The Sharks are looking the strongest, having only let in 7 touchdowns for the whole tournament. With the Crusaders and Scorpions both yet to win a match, it looks as though the Sydney Mets and the Cyclones, who have won two games and lost two games, will make it through to the quarter finals. After a slow start in pool B yesterday, the Southern Suns have climbed to the top of what is a very even and complicated ladder, sitting there with the local Northern Eagles, who after a close 5-4 win over the Rebels are looking promising for local fans. The Hornets, ACT and Rebels will all be fighting tomorrow for the final two spots in the quarter finals, making it a very interesting final day before the finals begin. By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.au WEBSITES: The 2005 Asics National Touch League Sporting Pulse website contains the final draws, results and also statistics such as touchdown scorers. Please use the following link: 2005 NATIONAL TOUCH LEAGUE DRAWS & RESULTS All feature articles will be placed on the www.austouch.com.au homepage and also on the above Sporting Pulse page as often as possible.last_img

TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA EXTENDS DEEPEST CONDOLENCESTOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA EXTENDS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES

first_imgTouch Football Australia extends deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brendon Taylor who passed away on Monday, 27 August 2007.Brendon, 53 was an accomplished Level Five Referee who made an exceptional contribution to the sport in his home Central Coast region, to the New South Wales Touch Association, and to Touch Football Australia.A referee for over 25 years, “BT” garnered universal respect and admiration for his contribution to the refereeing arm at all levels, in particular his dedication and selfless commitment to Junior referee development during his long involvement in the sport.Brendon, Administrator and Secretary of the Central Coast Dolphins, had a distinguished record of service as a Referee at both major and grass root National, State and affiliate events, and was a member of the NSWTA Referees Panel.His recent project to establish the highly regarded NSWTA Talented Referees Youth Squad (TRYS) will remain a legacy to his lifetime of work in the sport.Brendon Taylor was an outstanding contributor to Touch Football, a role model, a teacher, a confidante and a mentor, but most of all, a friend to all who will be sadly missed.The family of Brendon Taylor have announced funeral arrangements and invite his many friends in the touch football community to attend the memorial service.The service will be conducted on Saturday 1 September 2007, at 1.00pm at Greeway, 460 Avoca Drive, green Point, New South Wales.New South Wales graded Referees are requested to wear their Blue blazers as a mark of respect for Brendon.last_img read more

An Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic AllianceAn Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic Alliance

first_imgTuesday, August 20, 2013On behalf of Touch Football Australia (TFA) please refer to the below/attached Open Letter to TFA Members by Colm Maguire, CEO TFA,  in relation to the recently announced strategic alliance between NRL and TFA.Related News:An Historic Day for Touch FootballTFA – NRL Partnership – CEO Member Letter An Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic Alliancelast_img

2014 NSWTA State Conference2014 NSWTA State Conference

first_imgAffiliates from across New South Wales will take part in the 2014 New South Wales Touch Association’s (NSWTA) State Conference on Saturday, 18 October and Sunday, 19 October at Bankstown Sports Club. In a busy weekend for NSWTA, the finals series of the 2014 Vawdon Cup will commence on Friday night, with the grand finals to be played on Saturday, 2 November with the Grand Finals.The conference will see administrators learn across many areas over the weekend, from the Touch Football Australia and National Rugby League Strategic Alliance update, to Fox Sports Pulse workshops as well as volunteer topics and interactive sessions for affiliates. The 2014 NSWTA Blues Awards Dinner will be held in conjunction with the event, recognising athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers for their contribution to the sport. NRL superstar Benji Marshall will be in attendance as a guest of the NSWTA and will take part in the presentations with MC Joel Caine. For the first time, the prestigious Boland and Smith medals will also be presented at the Dinner, recognising the best players from the 2014 Vawdon Cup season.43 people will be awarded Blues Awards at the event, while the Rod Wise Medal for Volunteer of the Year sees Gunnedah’s Peta Devine, Sydney Scorpions’ Tim Kitchingham, Hunter Western Hornets’ Don Green, Mudgee’s Kathy Lang, Hills Hornets’ Brad Mitchell and Leeton’s Bruce Washington in contention for the award. The dinner will also see one of Australia’s best-known and leading comic entertainers, Vince Sorrenti, take to the stage. Stay tuned to the NSWTA and TFA websites and social media pages over the weekend for all of the latest news and information from the 2014 NSWTA State Conference:Touch Football AustraliaWebsite – www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaNew South Wales Touch AssociationWebsite – www.nswtouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch Instagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouch Related LinksNSWTA Conferencelast_img read more

Girls Make Your Move – Supporters ToolkitGirls Make Your Move – Supporters Toolkit

first_imgThe Girls Make Your Move Supporters Toolkit has been launched to provide free resources for you to use to compliment your own promotions, while also supporting the initiative.  This toolkit comes on the back of the Girls Make Your Move initiative launched earlier this year by the Australian Department of Health. The campaign aims to encourage and support young women to be physically active. The Supporters Toolkit provides infographics, posters, images, web badges and social media content in support of the campaign and can be found through the ‘Get Involved’ page of the campaign website (listed below). Touch Football Australia is right behind the campaign and encourages all women to get active, have fun and enjoy participating in sport.If you would like more information on how to support the campaign please visit:www.australia.gov.au/girlsmoveRelated LinksGirls Make Your Movelast_img read more