Touch Football Australia (TFA), in partnership with the Regional Enterprise Development Institute (REDI.E), hosted the 2023 edition of the National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout in Dubbo this weekend. 

One of the highlights of the annual Touch Football calendar, nineteen teams across three divisions participated. The Castlereagh All Blacks retained their Opens Cup title, edging out the Yowies in an epic game. The 16s final was also a thrilling contest with the Pambilang Coastals emerging victorious in a drop-off against the Newcastle Yowies. Pambilang also took out the 12s division, besting Darkeye in a best-of-3 series.

The tournament continues to play a crucial role in TFA's Reconciliation Action Plan, aiming to create a sense of community, inclusive participation, enjoyment, and reconciliation. Results from the event were as follows:

U12s Mixed

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Pambilang Coastals 3 defeated Darkeye 0*


Player of the Series

Kruze Thompson – Pambilang Coastals

U16s Mixed

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Pambilang Coastals 4 defeated Newcastle Yowies 3 

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Player of the Final

Anika McCarthy – Pambilang Coastals 

Opens Bowl Grand Final

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Dreamtime Touch 6 defeated Orange Mob 5

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Player of the Final

Shavanah Boota – Dreamtime Touch

Opens Plate Grand Final

Koori Kaos 5 defeated Boggabilla Bears 4

Player of the Final

Troyden Dixon – Koori Kaos

Opens Cup Grand Final

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Castlereagh All Blacks 6 defeated Yowies 5


Player of the Final

Dylan Thompson – Castlereagh All Blacks


*Best-of-3 Series

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