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Registration for Open & Senior State Champs


Players who participate in a competition at an SWQ affiliate are encouraged to register their interest in being considered for selection in one of the following SWQ teams for the 2013 Open & Senior State Champs on the Gold Coast (Carrara – 2 to 4/08/13):

  • Men’s Open
  • Women’s Open
  • Mixed Open
  • Men’s 20s
  • Women’s 20s
  • Women’s 27s
  • Men’s 30s
  • Women’s 35s
  • Men’s 40s
  • Men’s 50s
  • Men’s 55s

To register, go to the Registration tab at the top of the page, click on Online Registration then the 2013 Open & Senior State Champs link.

For further information, please contact Michael on 0417 419 837.

SWQ Coaches – 2013 Junior State Champs


SWQ Touch Association is pleased to announce the coaches and managers for our teams attending this year’s Junior State Champs in Rockhampton. They are as follows:

  • U16 Boys     Kerry McCarroll (Coach); Chris Leadbetter (Asst Coach)
  • U16 Girls     Brenda Rackemann (Coach); Marian Rathie (Manager)
  • U14 Boys     To be advised
  • U14 Girls     Sandy Gleeson (Coach); Ross Coyne (Asst Coach)
  • U12 Boys     To be advised
  • U12 Girls     Stacey Byrnes

We congratulate the above on their appointments and thank them for taking on these roles. It is envisaged that the vacant positions will be filled by the end of this week.

Coach & Referee Forum – Sunday, 21/4/13


SWQ Touch Association, in conjunction with Queensland Touch Football, invites all interested members to a FREE Coach and Referee Forum being held at the Toowoomba City Golf Club (Albatross Room) from 9am to 12pm on Sunday, 21/04/13. Guest speakers are Pat Grehan and Luke McKenzie, both highly regarded and extremely knowledgeable men in their respective fields.  

Pat was an outstanding player who represented Qld and Australia during the 80s and 90s and last year he took on the role of Qld Open Men’s coach steering that team to an upset 2 – 1 series win over NSW. Luke is currently ranked as one of the top 3 referees in Australia and he has officiated in the Open Men’s division at World Cups, Trans Tasman’s, State of Origins and NTL’s.  

The forum will include discussions on the following topics: 

  •   Current trends in the game
  •   Strategies in attack and defence
  •   Job tasking for players
  •   Method of team selection
  •   Skill development for juniors
  •   Current rule interpretations
  •   Requirements for referees coming through the representative ranks
  •   The importance of honest performance appraisals
  •   Question and Answer session 

To register for this forum, please follow these steps: 

  •   Click on the Registration tab at the top of the page
  •   Click on the drop-down box under Select Course
  •   Choose the Coach & Referee Forum (21/04/13) option
  •   Complete the form (in full)
  •   Press Send

NB. Registrations close at 5pm on Wednesday, 17/04/13.

For further information, please contact Michael on 0417 419 37.

SWQ Coach and Manager Application Form – 2013 National Youth Championships


SWQ Touch Association is calling for applications for coaches and managers of our teams attending the 2013 National Youth Championships (Kawana, 11 – 14/09/13). Please click on more below to access the application and note that applications close on Friday, 26/04/13.

For more information, please contact Michael on 0417 419 837.

2013 SWQ Coach and Manager Application Form – National Youth Championships

NTL Review


Congratulations to our four teams (Women’s T League, Men’s T League, Women’s 35s & Men’s 50s) who participated at the just completed National Touch League tournament held in Coffs Harbour. Whilst our teams were unable to make the finals, they all performed admirably and were a credit to the region.

Thank you to our coaches (Brenda Rackemann, Sandy Gleeson, Darren Morrison, Shane Read, Graham White & Peter Farrell) for their efforts and to our two fantastic physios (Casey Helmore & Peta Jackson) who both worked tirelessly all week. A special thanks is extended to Angus Rathie who showed a big heart in getting out of his sick bed to fulfil his bus driving role.

Well done also to our referees (Brad Smith, Matt Prendergast, Aaron Searston, Michael del Castillo, Christian del Castillo & Hayden Smith) for officiating at the event and special mention goes to our Director of Referees, Matt Prendergast, who received his Level 6 upgrade.

For the full results of each division, please click here 2013 NTL Results. For some great NTL photos, click here 2013 NTL Photos.