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2024 North West Touch Carnival Recap


The 2024 North West Touch Carnival showcased the best of touch football in the region, bringing together teams from Karratha, Hedland, Exmouth, Tom Price, Geraldton, Broome, and Newman. Held amidst the backdrop of good fellowship and competition, this year's carnival witnessed great matches and players who contributed to the success of the championships.


Results & Award Winners - SENIORS:


In the seniors’ championships, Karratha Gold won 8-3 in a thrilling grand final against Hedland White. MVP Awards for the grand final went to Karratha Gold players Shari Tindall and Manwanui Day, who demonstrated exceptional skill and leadership on the field.


The officiating team, comprised of Nicole Alexander, Rob McKay, and Nicole West from Perth, ensured fair play throughout the final match. Kim Channing from Broome was recognized as the Referee of the Tournament, while Ray Cowen, Mitchell Gorman, and Jess Templeman received well-deserved upgrades for their dedication and expertise.

  • Ray Cowen – Level 2 to 3
  • Mitchell Gorman & Jess Templeman – Level 1 to 2


In the semifinals, Hedland White prevailed 7-6 against Exmouth, while Karratha Gold secured their spot in the final by overcoming Karratha Blue in a 7-5 win.


Top Try Scorers

In the male category, Dion Carrello from Exmouth leading the field with an impressive tally of 9 tries. On the female front, Maddison Tavo from Hedland White displayed her exceptional speed and skill, securing 6 tries and dominating the female category.


All Stars Team

The All-Stars team, as voted by players after each game, featured a stellar lineup including Hayley Evans from Tom Price, Alyssa Reed from Geraldton, Arthur Ramierz from Karratha White, Maddison Tavo from Hedland White, Dion Carrello from Exmouth, and Ezekial Matthews from Broome.


Results & Award Winners – JUNIORS:


In the junior’s division, Hedland Green won the grand final clash against Karratha Blue, securing an 8-3 victory. Maia Hunter and Te Rangi Amaki Williams were named MVPs for their outstanding contributions to Hedland Green's success.


The grand final was officiated by Raymond Cowen, Chris Channing, and Fletcher Moase, who ensured a fair and competitive match for the young players.


In the semifinals, Hedland Green overcame Karratha Gold by 8-4, while Karratha Blue secured their place in the final by defeating Exmouth 7-3.


Acknowledging the spirit of sportsmanship and community support, the Karratha Touch Award donated by Aspen Karratha was presented to Manawanui Day (Karratha), while the 'Spirit of North-West' Award, donated by Exmouth Touch Football, was awarded to Will Peterosanec (Karratha).


The 2024 North West Touch Carnival was not just a celebration of sport but also a testament to the values of teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship that define the spirit of touch football. As we all look forward to the next edition of the carnival, we extend our gratitude to all players, referees, team managers and collaborators. A special mention goes to Karratha Touch, the event host, whose contributions ensured a seamless and enjoyable experience for all involved.

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