Touch Football ACT recently hosted their inaugural Year 7-10 Girls competition with six (6) teams braving the early winter chills over a period of seven (7) weeks.

The final was a hard-fought contest with the girls from Merici College (supported on the sideline by the school dog Roxy) scoring a last-minute try, to narrowly defeat Canberra Girls Gramma, four (4) tries to three (3).

Merici College Co-Curricula Facilitator, Mrs Anderson commented, “It was heartening that our Merici students mentored each other. It gave the more experienced players a great opportunity to be there and help their friends. It was also a great introduction with no pressure, to the students who had never played before”.

Touch Football ACT Junior Sport Coordinator, Kim Wilmshurst was pleased with the school engagement for the inaugural competition stating that “the standard of play was always going to be an unknown in our inaugural season however, the spirit in which all teams participated was tremendous and as the weeks progressed the standard increased and culminated in what was really an exciting and skilful final played out on front of excellent parent and teacher support for both teams”.

Physical Education teacher from Canberra Girls Gramma was stated “The schools touch competition allowed for new players to gain experience in a friendly and fun environment that was conducive to learning. Experienced players were able to assist others and develop skills often difficult to acquire in high level competition. A great steppingstone for all involved” and thanked Touch Football ACT for their “support and providing a fun competition”. 

Kim Wilmshurst is looking forward to hosting an ever-growing Schools competition throughout the Summer Season.

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