The Northern Territory Touch website: www.touchnt.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)Play: # 6Squads selected for State of OriginQueensland squads have been selected for the 2008 State of Origin series. The players were choosen following the Queensland State Regional Championships two weeks ago. Players have been notified by mail of their selection in the squads. Full squad lists will be published after the 24th of November. The Queensland coaches for the series have also been named: Men’s Open: Mark RuggeriWomen’s Open: Karley BanksMixed Open: Dan EvansMen’s 20: Tony O’KeefeWomen’s 20: Frank BondolfiMen’s 30: Dennis CoffeyMen’s 35: Wayne Holder Men’s 40: John RyanMen’s 45: Terry SavageMen’s 50: Kev HickeyWomen’s 30: Kev Feldman Women’s 35: John CollinsWomen’s 40: Paul FuiavaOther events:Queensland Touch is running a series of development courses for coaches in schools in Mackay, Gympie and Forest Lakes over the coming weeks. The Queensland Touch website: www.qldtouch.com.au That’s it for this week’s edition of “A Set of Six”.Please be sure to check out each State’s web-site for all the latest news and information about Touch Football from around the nation. Touch Football Australia brings you the latest edition of “A Set of Six” with this week’s rapid-fire news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks and TFA’s Media Intern Henry Holland bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – Volume Twenty Four.VICTORIA (VIC)Play: # 1VT League gets off to a flying startThe inaugural VT League season started like a house on fire last Saturday, with some stellar Touch Footy on display over two rounds at Box Hill. Nicole Doig of the Bayside Vipers recorded the VT League’s first ever touch down when she scored in the corner against the University Blues. Results: Round 1 Women: Bayside Vipers (4) def University Blues (3) Melbourne City (5) def Casey Cougars (2)Round 1 Men: Bayside Vipers (6) def University Blues (5) Casey Cougars (11) def Melbourne City (5)Round 2 Women: Melbourne City (5) def University Blues (4) after extra time Bayside Vipers (5) def Casey Cougars (3)Round 2 Men: University Blues (6) def Melbourne City (5) Casey Cougars (9) def Bayside Vipers (3)The next round of the VT League travels to Westside affiliate for the first ever “development” round. There will be a free clinic held for all kids under 18. Family members are also welcome to come and learn some skills from VT League and Westside players and coaches. The day starts at 1pm at PJ Lynch Reserve, Paisley Park, off Mason Street. VT League round three will start from 3pm with the Men’s match first. The Women will follow at 4pm. Other events:On Tuesday 9th of October Touch Victoria’s Nick Mooney and Matthew Gilbertson appeared on The Good Oil radio program with Mark Doran to discuss the new VT League season and all matters Touch Football. All the existing affiliates got a mention in the show. The interview is available on the Touch Victoria website and well worth a listen. The Victorian Touch website: www.victouch.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 2TouchWest answers the call for technical advancementThis Saturday 20th October 2007, will be a big day for TouchWest with the delivery of several technical courses across the state. Operations Manager Angela Doyle will travel to Kalgoorlie to present a Level 1 Coaching Course.Angela will also observe the final AusTouch session, and the commencement of the new Touch Football Summer Season.John Bedford will coordinate a Level 2 Referee Course at Perth Brothers on Saturday, whilst newly qualified Referee Presenter Pat Elshaw will coordinate a Level 1 Referee Course at Southern on the same day.There will also be AusTouch Leader Courses held at Geraldton on Sunday and Tompkins Park on Tuesday. It is pleasing to see such a high demand for technical courses in Western Australia.It is hoped that the influx of volunteers will continue to strengthen the technical arms of the sport.Other events:TouchWest’s 25th Anniversary Ball is fast approaching and all is progressing nicely for a spectacular event to mark this significant milestone. The black tie function will be held on Saturday 17th November 2007. The $90 ticket includes a sit down meal, five-hour beverage package and a unique opportunity to mingle with individuals who have contributed to Touch Football in Western Australia over the past 25 years.Invitations have been sent out but if you are interested or wish to purchase a ticket, do not hesitate to visit www.touchwest.com or contact the office.The Western Australian Touch Assocition website: www.touchwest.comSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 32007 Australasian Masters GamesTouch Football South Australia held a very successful Masters Games from the 11th – 15th November, 2007.Results: Mixed SeniorsGold – ManlySilver – North Queensland Living LegendsBronze – Western DistrictsMixed 30sGold – SocialitesSilver – SA MixedBronze – RAN MixiesMen’s 55sGold – Sydney Blue PointersSilver – BanditsBronze – Spitting CamelsMen’s 50sGold – North Queensland Living LegendsSilver – Spitting CamelsBronze – Gophers 50sMen’s 45sGold – Melbourne MadnessSilver – Spitting CamelsBronze – Isa BrumbiesMen’s 40sGold – PiratesSilver – Ariku Bay SharksMen’s 35sGold – SA 35sSilver – Western DistrictsBronze – FTAMen’s 30s Gold – SA 30sSilver – Masters of the UniverseBronze – Royal Australian Navy Young GunsWomen’s 40Gold – Melbourne FrogsWomen’s 35sGold – Touch of (CL)assWomen’s 30sGold – Reschke BullsSilver – ManlyBronze – SA 30s WomenOther events:South Australian Under-14 Develop Squad Trials are being held at Park 17, Greenhill Road, on Sunday 21st of October 2007 from 9.30am – 11.30am.The Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 42007 Canberra CupThe ACT Touch Association is once again holding the annual Canberra Cup from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November at the Deakin Playing Fields. The Cup gives Canberra teams the opportunity to improve their Touch skills and demonstrate the level of Touch in the Territory to teams from areas across the country such as South Australia, Sydney and Country New South Wales. Men’s, Women’s and a Mixed Division will be available at both social and competitive levels. The cost to enter is just $350.00 per team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to socialise while improving your Touch skills. Nominations close Monday 22nd October so hurry to secure your place. For more information or to download a registration please refer to www.acttouch.com.au or email [email protected] Other events:Super League Double-HeaderThe much anticipated Super League Double-Header was held on Sunday with rounds three and four of the competition. This gave players the chance to play Touch in a more intensive environment in preparation for the 2008 National Touch League.These rounds also gave the Under 12s and 15s the chance to get some more games in before they head off to Melbourne next week for the 2007 Australian Schools Championships. The juniors also received encouragement from Super League players during a uniform presentation ceremony. ResultsMen’s Competition:Round 3Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (7) def UC Otters (4)Woden Eagles (11) def Canberra City (3)Round 4Woden Eagles (8) def UC Otters (5)Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (7) def Canberra City (2)Women’s Competition:Round 3Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (7) def UC Otters (4)Canberra City (4) def Woden Eagles (2)Round 4Woden Eagles (4) def UC Otters (1)Canberra City (6) def Tuggeranong Valley Vikings (5) The Australian Capital Territory website: www.acttouch.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play: # 5Junior Touch CompletionThe Darwin Touch Under-13 and Under-16 Junior Competitions had another great turnout for round five. All teams had a full roster with a large number of kids turning out to get involved. The coaches are doing an outstanding job developing the kids’ skills as well as their understanding of the game. The improvement is noticeable week by week. Parents are also getting involved as well which is good to see with most parents helping out the coaches, filling water bottles or just giving encouragement to their respective teams.Touch Football Northern Territory would like to give a special mention to the junior players who have been coming down each week and helping to referee games. Well done kids, you’re doing a fantastic job!Other events: The Northern Territory junior representative sides fly out on Friday to the School Sport Australia Touch Football Tournament in Melbourne. All sides are in top form and will be looking to have great week at the Championships. Darwin Touch Association held a successful Level 1 Referee Course on the weekend.
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