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Touch Football Australia is working to close the gap for Indigenous participants

Touch Football has an Indigenous participation rate of around 7% and Touch Football Australia (TFA) is committed to supporting these participants in our sport and growing that participation rate even further.

Touch Football Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan Panel members cover a range of member types within our sport;

Phil Gyemore (Chair)

  • Coach
  • 82 Emu caps as a Player and Coach
  • Coach of the Cowboys NRL Touch Premiership team
  • Member of the ARL Indigenous Council
  • Touch Football Academy and high school teacher
  • Proud Waka Waka and Wangan man

Jodie Clarke

  • Administrator and founder of Brothers Touch Association
  • Brisbane Cobras player
  • High School teacher
  • Proudly born and raised on Worimi country

Mel Mitchell

  • 11 Youth Emu caps as an Assistant Coach and Manager
  • 9 NSW State of Origin caps as a player
  • Indigenous All Stars Head Coach
  • High School teacher and CHS Touch Head COach
  • Proud Bundjalung Women

Marikki Watego

  • Player
  • 38 Opens Emu caps as a player, 1 as Captain
  • 12 QLD State of Origin caps as a player
  • Indigenous All Stars player since 2015
  • Lawyer 
  • Proudly from the Mununjali clan of the Yugambeh people

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