“Craig Pierce Memorial Golf Day”. A great hit out for Sydney teams prior to NSWTA State Cup All TFA affiliated players/teams welcome Enquiries to ACT Touch Association on (02) 6212 2880 or [email protected] ACT Touch Association Website: www.acttouch.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 4After an absence of more than 10 years, Cottesloe Touch has returned to the affiliated fold and will be running a summer competition on Thursday nights. It would be tough to find a more picturesque affiliate in all of Australia. Harvey Field overlooks the Indian Ocean and is less than a Matt Giteau torpedo from the famous Cottesloe Beach.TouchWest is excited about the prospect of the revamped Cottesloe Touch affiliate. It is fantastic to witness growth in the organisation. Cottesloe has been a successful club in the past, being the Women’s Open State Champions in both 1992 and 1993. Who knows if they will return to dominance in the not-to-distant future?Team and Individual Nominations are currently being sought. Forms are due by Thursday the 18th October 2007. Juniors, Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions are available.Some information including registration forms can be located from the Cottesloe website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=4295&pID=14Other events:With a busy summer of Touch Football coming up, TouchWest is inviting administrators and volunteers from clubs around the metro area to ‘Chew the Fat’ over pre-season drinks and nibbles. TouchWest will be trialling the Touch Football Australia concept as part of the recognition program that sits within the TFA Strategic Plan. It will be an opportunity for key personnel to meet, greet, and share ideas in order to improve the sport. Drinks and light refreshments will be available this Friday, 5th October 2007, at Kings Park.For further information or to RSVP, please contact TouchWest.The Western Australia website: www.touchwest.comSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 5City Touch 2007 Winter Season Grand Final ResultsMonday NightMen’s A Grade – The Drought (3) def AUTC Crème Brulee (1) Men’s B/C Grade – Phantoms (9) def No Idea B (6) Men’s D Grade – Total Touch (3) def Steak (0)Men’s E Grade – WDTA (7) def Nupolar (3)Women’s A Grade – CSTA Touch n Stuff (3) def Dodgers (2)Wednesday Night MixedMixed A/B Grade – UNISA 1 (5) def Where’s the Kentish (4)Mixed C Grade – Raw Talent (7) def Pop n Ma Cherry (5) Mixed D Grade – Dragons (6) def The Charlatans (4)Mixed E Grade – Get Duffed (7) def Drug Runners (3)Mixed F Grade – Alleygators (4) def Touch Me (1)Mixed G Grade – Spank (3) def The Misfits (2)Thursday Night MixedMixed A Grade – AUTC Hot Chocolates (6) def Henry’s Driver’s (3) Mixed B Grade – Off The Leash (8) def Red Hot Chillies (3) Mixed C Grade – Henry’s Drivers (7) def Tagara Kaos (5)Mixed D Grade – WDTA Warrigal (4) def Touching Rampant (2)Mixed E Grade – Kelly & Co (9) def Team Pelican (4)Mixed F Grade – Yoda (4) def Sister Morphine (2) Mixed G Grade – Roy Basch All-Stars (5) def Wallaby Wannabies (3)Mixed H Grade – Leila’s Lab Rat’s (4) def Who (3) Mixed I Grade – Touch The Meat (5) def Giver (0) Other events:South Australia’s Under-15s players had a nutritional lecture on Tuesday 2nd October ahead of the 2007 School Sports Australia Touch Tournament in Melbourne, 22nd – 26th of October 2007. The presenter was a dietician from the Wakefield Sports Clinic. Ruphert Satwell organised the talk. Satwell has previously worked with the Adelaide 36er’s and Wakefield Sports Clinic.The Australasian Masters Games draw is also now available.The Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)Play # 6X-Blades 21st Queensland Touch State Regional Championships this weekendThe X Blades Queensland Touch Association 21st State Regional Championships will be contested at the Toowoomba Touch Association’s Kearney Springs Complex from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 October 2007.Over 1500 players, coaches, referees, officials, and spectators are expected to attend the showcase event on the Queensland calendar.The Six Queensland Regions of North Queensland, Central Queensland, South West Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane City, and South Queensland & Border District will compete across 13 age divisions for bragging rights as the top region in the State.Hosts South West Queensland and South Queensland & Border District are the only competing regions fielding sides in every division in the first State Championships since 2004.24 strong State of Origin Squads will be named in the days after the tournament across all divisions, and with many of the sport’s superstars on show, the action is sure to be of a very high standard.The Player of the Series Trophies in the Premier Men’s and Women’s Open Divisions are named in honour of two of Queensland’s best ever players.The Player of the Series in the Men’s Open Division is awarded the Craig Pierce Memorial Medal, in honour of the late great Hall of Famer Craig Pierce, and the Player of the Series in the Women’s Open Division will receive the Donna Jacks Medal in honour of former Queensland and Australian Women’s Open Captain, Donna Jacks.You can keep up with all the latest news, views, and results over the weekend by visiting the x Blades Queensland State Championships website at: State Championships website. Other news: 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 Two.NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play: # 1New Game Development Officer Commences in the NTMark Tibbits, the new Touch Football Northern Territory Game Development Officer, has commenced duties at the NT Office. Mark is not new to the Northern Territory, having started his Touch career in Darwin in the junior competition 12 years ago. Mark progressed through the ranks to become one of the most regular representatives in the NT and Barbarians Men’s Open teams over the past nine years. He moved away from the Territory for four years firstly to Albury in New South Wales, then to Canberra for a few years, but has returned home to commence his new position. Other events:Gove Touch will be conducting a Level 1 referees course on Sunday 9th October 2007. The Northern Territory website: www.touchnt.com.auVICTORIA (VIC)Play: # 2October packed with exciting competitions for juniors in Victoria Junior Touch Football is booming in Victoria. The 2007-2008 Senior Association of Co-Educational Schools (ACS) Touch Football Competition will begin with the start of the new school term next week. The schools involved are Loyola, Overnewton, Westborne, Thomas Carr, St Michael’s, Eltham, and St Leonard’s.The first round of ACS matches is scheduled for Wednesday 10th October 2007. The competition will run until Term 2, 2008. Meanwhile youngsters around the country are gearing up for the 2007 School Sports Australia Touch Tournament, to be held in Melbourne from 22nd – 26th of October 2007.Touch Football Victoria would like to invite everyone to come and check out the next generation of talent on offer at one of junior Touch Football’s showcase events. Other events:Over 80 team representatives attended the delegates meeting for Albert Park Touch Association last week at Middle Park Bowls Club. Two weeks of grading games have now commenced to sort teams for the competition proper. Fields have been allocated and are ready to use for TFA Victoria’s two new metro competitions in Melton and Hume City. Michael Rawlings has been named the administrator of Melton Touch while David Diack will be looking after Hume City. For more information call Touch Football Victoria on (03) 9206 6755. It’s great to see the sport of Touch Football expanding into new areas and getting new and enthusiastic people on board who want to contribute to the growth of the game.The Victorian Touch website: www.victouch.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 3Competition Growth ContinuesThe ACT Touch summer season commenced on Tuesday 2nd October with a staggering 270 teams registered. “We are really pleased with the continued growth in nominations in the domestic competitions,” ACT State Manager Matt McKerrow said. “It goes to show that Canberrans love their Touch Football, especially in summer when it’s a bit warmer!”ACT Touch new recruit Tim Arnold has been kept on his toes administering the nominations and preparing for the new season. A series of Team Delegate Meetings last week were very well attended by domestic team managers. ACT Touch Referees Association President Michael Camplin was on hand to address the teams and provided information about the referees, as well as encouraging any interested players to pick up a whistle.For more info visit www.acttouch.com.au or phone (02) 6212 2880Other events:Why not bring your team to the CANBERRA CUP?November 2-4 2007 Deakin Fields – Canberra ACT Divisions: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed (Both Social and Competitive) Nomination Fee: $350/team including GST Prize money in the competitive divisions A two person Ambrose Golf event over 9 holes is being held at the Borneo Barracks, Cabarlah at 2.00pm on Saturday 20th October in memory of the late great Touch Football Australia Hall of Fame member, Craig Pierce. “Piercey’s” family and friends are gathering to remember the little “Zip Zip Man” and celebrate the irrepressible spirit of the cheeky number 7 who was loved and revered by so many.The cost of the day is $ 20 and includes the golf, a beer, and a steak burger. Places are limited this year, so please RSVP to Brian Pierce by 13th October 2007 on 0408783867.The Queensland Touch web site is: www.qldtouch.com.auThat’s it for this week’s edition of “A Set of Six.”Please be sure to visit each State’s website to keep up to date on all the news and views in Touch Football from around the nation..