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SWQ Coach & Manager Applications – 2017 Junior State Champs

SWQ Touch Association is calling on applications for coaches and managers of our teams attending this year’s Junior State Champs in Townsville (Friday, 25 to Sunday, 27 August).

Please note that ALL of the appointed coaches and managers MUST be available to travel with our group who will be bussing it to Brisbane Airport early on Thursday morning (24 Aug) to catch a 10.45am flight to Townsville. The return flight on Sunday departs Townsville at 1.50pm and is due to arrive in Brisbane at 3.40pm. Buses will then transport our group back to Ipswich and Toowoomba.

For those who are interested in applying, please complete the application form listed below and return it to SWQ Touch by Friday, 17/03/17. The appointments will then be announced the following week.

  • Coaches MUST have a minimum Level 1 Touch Coach accreditation and coaches and managers MUST possess a current Blue Card (unless exempted). This policy also applies to coaches and managers who have a child of their own in the team.

Prospective coaches and managers are required to familiarise themselves with the following policies and agree to abide by them:

For further details, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417 419 837 or by email at [email protected].

Regional Administrator Position

South West Queensland Touch Association is seeking to appoint a Regional Administrator to oversee the day to day operations of the organisation. The position is for thirty hours per week which includes some weekend and after hours work.           

The successful applicant will need to be highly motivated, self-reliant, capable of working with minimum supervision and have the foresight and enthusiasm to grow and expand the sport in our region. 

A remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on their relevant skills and experience and is envisaged to be in the range of $35,000.00 to $38,000.00 per year (Plus Superannuation and Leave Loading). 

A full Job Description can be found below: 

Regional Administrator Position Description – SWQ Touch

Please forward applications to [email protected].

Applications close Monday 20th February (2017) with interviews to be held on 26th February.

National (Schools) Touch Titles

SWQ Touch congratulates the Qld teams who went through undefeated at the National (Schools) Touch titles held recently in Mandurah, Western Australia. Pictured below are the Toowoomba members of those teams:

Toowoomba Players - Mandurah - Copy

(From left to right) 

Lauren Potter (12 Girls Coach); Emily Ward  (15 Girls); Courtney
Middleton (12 Girls); Teketel Tyson (15 Boys); Lachlan Watt (15 Boys); 
Demi Ashurst (12 Girls); Jay Scofield (12 Boys)

Men’s 40s Team – 2017 NTL

Congratulations to the following players on being selected in our Men’s 40s team for the 2017 NTL:

Neil Ward (C); Craig Neilan (VC); Ken Ward; Chris Neville;
Tony Klein; Shane Simmons; Mark Delaney; Michael Ashurst;
Bailey Garcha; Dave Campbell; Dave Bowtell; Michael Crook;
Greg Lisle; Kevin Flett

Shadows: Troy Adamson and Brad Young

Coach: Kev Flett
Asst Coach: Neil Ward

SWQ Touch Teams – 2017 NTL

Congratulations to the following players on being selected to represent SWQ Swans at next year’s NTL:

Open Mixed A

(Listed in no particular order)

Ben Choice; Dan O’Brien; Shane Whitehouse; Peter Sykes;
Kevin Platz; Matt Crooks; Cody Andrews; Brayden Insley;
Abbie Prendergast; Julia Linnan; Zoe Nearhos; Casey-Leigh
Grosskopf; Maddie McCarthy; Mikeely Roberts

Shadows: Damian Leggat; Coby Ferguson; Gabby Bartlett; 
Ellen Nussey; Abi Friedrichs

Coach: Greg Lisle

Open Mixed B

(Listed in no particular order)

Alex (Alky) Hinch; Damian Leggat; Coby Ferguson; Ray Waters;
(3 more male players to be confirmed)  
Savannah Ranford; Gabby Bartlett; Ellen Nussey; Jada Ferguson
Abi Friedrichs; Ella Taylor; Chloe Smith; Tia Hinch 

Shadows: Mardi-Leigh Rolls; Jaimee Bartlett 

Coach: Savannah Ranford

Women’s 27s 

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Kelly Dyson; Ellen Gordon; Zeeta Horn; Jade Hubbard;
Megan Lynch; Jodie May; AJ Obst; Megan Schulze;
Monique Smith; Felicity Tait; Jenna Taylor; Kellie Ryan;
Jody Vedalago; Kara Wann; Melissa Whitby 

Shadows: Paige Colgrave; Jess Te Namu

Coach: Jodie May
Manager: Kellie Ryan

Should anyone require feedback about their performance at yesterday’s trials, please contact Michael McSweeney by email at [email protected]

SWQ Men’s T League Team – 2017 NTL

SWQ Touch congratulates the following players on being selected in our Men’s T League team for next year’s NTL:

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Hayden Bartlett; Jordan Bartlett; Kade Bauer;
Tyler Bickhoff; Alex Hinch; Will Hockam;
Jake Hooper; Andrew Luck; Kane O’Keefe;
Jack Ramsey; Antoine Roma; Aaron Rosin
Tom Schatz; Lachlan Watt

Coach: Chris Bartlett
Asst Coach: Aaron Rosin
Manager: Janelle Ramsey

SWQ Women’s T League Team – 2017 NTL

Congratulations to the following on being selected to play for our Women’s T League team at next year’s NTL:

Georgina Rackemann; Lauren Potter; Clare Giarola; 
Laura Gleeson; Elly Ashurst; Tegan Byrnes; Emily Ward;
Chloe Campbell; Brittney Brown; Hannah Hegedus; 
Chloe Watt; Alice Rathie; Paige Leicht; Kristen Currie; 
Zoe Webster; Zoe McLoughlin


Ella Taylor; Jada Ferguson; Katherine Connolly
Natalie Webster; Gemma Etheridge; Nikki Etheridge

Coaches: Lauren Potter and Clare Giarola
Manager: Nicole Ashurst

SWQ Coach and Manager Appointments – 2017 NTL

There have been a few changes to the divisions that we are looking to nominate for next year’s NTL and there have also been some changes to the coaching appointments within the Open Mixed division. As such, I have listed below the current coach and manager appointments for our 2017 NTL teams:

Men’s T League
Coach: Chris Bartlett
Asst Coach: Aaron Rosin
Manager: Janelle Ramsey

Women’s T League   
Coaches: Lauren Potter and Clare Giarola
Manager: Nicole Ashurst 

Open Mixed (A)            
Coach: Greg Lisle

Open Mixed (B)            
Coach: TBC

Women’s 27s                  
Coach: Jodie May

Men’s 30s                         
Coach: Murray Sturt  

Women’s 40s             
Coach: Craig Ellison

Men’s 40s
Coach:  Kev Flett