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2017 NTL Women's T League - Champions!

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2017 NTL Men's 30s

SWQ Junior Coaching Appointments – Junior State Champs

SWQ Touch is pleased to announce the following coaching appointments to our 2017 Junior teams to attend the State Championships in Townsville (Friday, 25 to Sunday, 27 August):

U16 Boys
Coach: to be confirmed
Asst Coach: to be confirmed
Manager: to be confirmed

U16 Girls
Coach: Brenda Rackemann
Asst Coach: Lorelle Sankey
Manager: Chrissy Bartlett

U14 Boys
Coach: Neil Ward
Asst Coach: to be confirmed
Manager: to be confirmed

U14 Girls
Coach: Georgina Rackemann
Asst Coach: Elly Ashurst
Manager: Nicole Ashurst

U12 Boys
Coach: Abbie Prendergast
Asst Coach: to be confirmed
Manager: Matt Prendergast

U12 Girls
Coach: Lauren Potter
Asst Coach: Shane Simmons
Manager: Rebecca Simmons

SWQ Regional Administrator

SWQ Touch congratulates Sam Heath on her appointment as the new SWQ Regional Administrator following the retirement of Michael McSweeney. Sam is a long-standing member of the Toowoomba Touch community and she has a good understanding of how the sport operates at the local and representative level. We wish Sam all the best in the role and we would also like to thank Michael for the service that he provided over the past 8 years. 

2017 National Touch League Results

SWQ Touch was well represented at the National Touch League tournament held in Coffs Harbour last week with the following 7 teams participating: 

  • Men’s T League
  • Women’s T League
  • Open Mixed A
  • Open Mixed B
  • Women’s 27s
  • Men’s 30s
  • Men’s 40s 

Our Women’s T League were the flag-bearer going through undefeated and claiming the title with an emphatic 6 – 1 win over Sydney Scorpions A. The girls played an exciting brand of touch football which is a credit to them and in particular their coaching staff, Lauren Potter and Clare Giarola. A big thank-you to Michael Baartz for the technical support he provided to the team and to Nicole Ashurst for dong a great job as the team manager. We had one other team make it to the semi-final stage, that being our Men’s 40s who put in an enormous effort only to be beaten 5 – 3 by ACT Raiders who then went on to win the grand final. A great effort by all involved! 

The finishing order for each of our teams was: 

  • Men’s T League  – 9th
  • Women’s T League – 1st
  • Open Mixed A – 5th
  • Open Mixed B – 10th
  • Women’s 27s – 7th
  • Men’s 30s – 8th
  • Men’s 40s – 4th

SWQ Touch would like to thank all of our referees, coaches, managers and players for the time and effort they put in prior to and during this event. I am sure everyone who participated had a great time, made some new friends and learned a little bit more about the game.  We would also like to thank our physios (Allie, Lauren and Hamish) who did a fantastic job looking after our players. 

For full details on the results from all divisions at the NTL and Elite 8s, please click on this link.

Photo - SWQ Women's T League


2017 Swans Junior Cup

SWQ Touch Association invites all TFA affiliated members to nominate your junior representative teams for the 2017 Swans Junior Cup which is being held at the Toowoomba Touch Association complex on Sunday, 23 April. Further information about this event can be found in the documents below:  

2017 Swans Junior Cup – Conditions of Entry

2017 Swans Junior Cup – Team & Referee Nomination Form

2017 Swans Junior Cup – Team Registration Sheet

For further information, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417419837 or by email at [email protected].

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