SOUTHERN Touch wrapped up its 2011/12 summer season recently with grand finals at Wentworth Park, the home of Southern Touch.
The season began in October with 146 senior teams competing across 22 divisions in men’s, women’s and mixed competitions together with 81 teams in the primary and secondary divisions of our junior competition.
Southern Touch general manager Matt Phillips said he was pleased with the growth seen in junior participation.
“Junior team registrations rose by 18% over the previous two seasons with entries received through schools, clubs and other sporting groups”.
Matt Phillips said he was extremely pleased with the involvement of Lauderdale Football Club that entered five teams into the summer competition, integrating Touch to form part of the club’s off season training regime.
“In the past we have seen teams coming from alternative sporting codes however, this is the first time an entity such as the Bombers have used our sport by entering multiple teams as part of their own development,” he said.
“We hope it will encourage others to follow.”
One Lauderdale team capitalised on its experience taking out a men’s division 1 premiership.
Southern Touch showcased the sport through its club-based premier league competition grand finals with four clubs represented across five divisions. Phantoms Touch Club victorious in the men’s and women’s division 2 competitions.
Condors Touch Club took out the women’s division 1 roster, taking its teams tally to four premierships, while Pirates Touch Club, the Association’s newest addition, held aloft the trophies for both the mixed and men’s division 1 competitions, the club’s first Division 1 silverware since forming in 2004.
The Association is now preparing for the coming winter season, catering for juniors and seniors with rosters beginning on April 23. More information and details of the winter season competitions can be found by visiting the Southern Touch website at www.southerntouch.com.au or by contacting the office on 6244 1130.
Southern Touch is a community-based sporting organisation which relies heavily on the involvement of community volunteers and local businesses to evolve. If you would like to know more about the sport or are a local business with an interest in supporting local sporting Associations, Southern Touch has several sponsorship packages available, please e-mail Southern Touch at email@example.com.