Talented young Touch Football athletes from the Northern Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia will descend on Adelaide next week for the first ever Junior Alliance Cup.
The three-day tournament, to be held at Adelaide’s City Touch fields in Tuthangga, will tap off on Saturday 22nd January 2021, with Finals matches taking place on Monday 25th January.
Teams will compete across six divisions (Girls and Boys Under-13s, Under-16s and Under-18s), with a total of 233 athletes taking part.
The event has been developed to ensure that junior players from alliance states get a chance to compete after a year in which they were unable to take part in regular youth events due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Junior players have enjoyed being back playing in a sport with a low COVID-19 transmission risk. The Mater Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr Paul Griffin, who helped develop Touch Football’s safe Return-to-Play Protocols and Guidelines says Touch Football comes with a lower risk than some other sports due to it not involving sustained contact and being played outdoors.
The Junior Alliance Cup event will run in line with a COVID-19 Plan.