Like many associations around the country, winter competitions at City Touch in Adelaide are underway. They’re now five weeks into the competition, with participants having adjusted well to the new Return-to-Play Guidelines.
South Australians were keen to get back to Touch Football, says Renée Bryant, Touch Football SA Competitions & Events Coordinator. “City Touch has more teams than we were originally anticipating – 56 teams across three nights (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), which is only a little down on our previous winter season.”
“It’s been fun and exciting to be back out at City Touch playing again with my friends and family,” says Taylah Gabrisch, who plays both Monday nights in the Women’s comp and Thursdays in the Mixed comp. “It’s been good to get back outdoors and have a run around to keep fit. Not only has it been super fun but the competition has been super competitive and it’s great to see so many teams out there.”
Bryant says that restrictions in South Australia began to ease as the Touch season began, but that one of the main changes has been around the use of clubrooms and how many people can be indoors at one time.
“This can be a little tough when the temperature begins to drop, but full credit to our community on how they have embraced the changes on and off the field. Especially to our referees, who have taken on additional duties to ensure games are completed safely.”
While competitions are already underway in SA, TAS and the ACT, there are plenty of winter competitions still to tap off, particularly in NSW, QLD and WA. Find a competition that’s open for registrations at www.touchfootball.com.au