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Life Members



Keith Harris-Walker

Awarded Life Membership in 1996.

 

  • 1982     Represented Western Australian Men's Open - Nationals
  • 1983     Captain/Coach Western Australia Men's 35's - Nationals
  • 1985     Represented Western Australia Men's 35's - Nationals
  • 1986     Represented Western Australia Men's 35's - Nationals
  • 1987     Represented Western Australia Men's 40's - Nationals
  • 1988     Represented Western Australia Men's 40's - Nationals
  •             Australian Representative Men's 40 - Merit side
  •             Australian Representative Masters - Presidents XIV
  •             Australian Representative Masters - World Cup
  • 1990     Captain/Coach Western Australia Men's Open - Nationals

 

REPRESENTATIVE COACHING HISTORY:

 

  • 1983     Captain/Coach Western Australia Men's 35's - Nationals
  • 1990     Captain/Coach Western Australia Men's Open - Nationals
  • 1991     Coach Western Australia Men's Open - Nationals
  • 1992     Coach Western Australia Men's Open - Nationals
  •             Coach Western Australia Women's Open - Nationals
  • 1993     Coach Western Australia Mixed Open - Nationals
  • 1994     Coach Western Australia Men's Open - Nationals
  •             Coach Western Australia Women's Open - Nationals
  • 1995     Coach South Australia  Men's Open - Nationals
  • 1995     Coach Barbarians Men's Open - Qld Tour
  • 1996     Coach Barbarians Men's Open - Qld Tour
  • 1997     Coach Barbarians Men's Open - National Touch League
  • 1998     Coach Barbarians Men's Open - National Touch League
  • 1999     Coach Barbarians Men's Open - National Touch League

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • 1991-1993     Ass Coach Australian Masters - 1991 World Cup
  • 1993-1994     Ass Coach Australian Mixed Open - Trans Tasman
  • 1993             Coach Australian Presidents Mixed Open - NZ
  • 1994-1997     Ass Coach Australian Men's Open - 1995 World Cup
  • 1997             Coach Australian Men's 30's - 1997 World Cup
  • 1999             Coach Australian Men's 30's - 1999 World Cup
  • 2003             Coach South African Men's Open, Women's Open, Mixed Open and Men's 30's - 2003 World Cup
  • 2007             Mentor Coach for South African Touch Association for 2007 World Cup

 

NCAS TOUCH QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Level 3 Touch Coaching Certificate
  • Level 4 Coaching Coordinators Certificate
  • Level 3 Referees Coaching Coordinators Certificate
  • Selectors Manager Course Certificate
  • Level 4 Selectors

 

STATE & NATIONAL TOUCH ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:

 

  • 1989-1994   Executive Committee - Western Australia Touch
  • 1989-1994   Coaching Director - Western Australia Touch
  • 1990-1994   State Technical Director - Western Australia Touch
  • 1991-1999   Technical Panel - Australian Touch

 

STATE & NATIONAL TOUCH AWARDS:

 

  • 1997     Life Member - Western Australia Touch
  • Life Member - Northern Districts Association
  • 1998     Contributions to Touch - Australian Touch
  • 1999     Australian Sports Medal
    • Australian Honours List presented by the Western Australian Touch Association on behalf of the Prime Minister and the Governor General Of Australia
  • 2003     Life Member - South African Touch Association

 

Points of interest gleaned from the Touch profile:

 

  • Helped start Touch in the following WATA affiliates: Fremantle; Southern ; Northern
  • Played for WATA affiliates:Fremantle; Southern and Northern in winning Men's Open State title teams
  • First WATA coach to coach any side in a National competition to a Bronze medal (Women's Open 1994).
  • Only WATA male player to represent Australia in a World Cup as a player. World Champion side
  • Only WATA coach to coach two World Cup teams (both World Champions) while assistant coach in two other World Cup competitions (also World Champions)
  • Only WATA member to be awarded the ATA Contributions to Touch award
  • Represented Australia in Touch (including playing and coaching) in five (5) World Cups and around the top half dozen for the most amount of representative caps for Australia
  • The 1st WATA Life Member
  • The 1st Northern Districts Life Member
  • Only WATA coach to coach South Australian Men's Open side
  • Coached the Barbarians Men's Open at four National Touch League competitions (1996 -1999 inclusive)
  • 1st overseas person to be awarded Life Membership with the South African Touch Association
  • Australian Mens Open Assistant Coach - 1995 World Cup, Hawaii (Gold Medal)
  • While working alongside Coach, Peter McNevin, Keith assisted to win the '95 world cup title in a final that remains one of the most famous matches ever played in touch, confirming his mastermind status in developing revolutionary defensive techniques (eg. short side, long side defense).
  • Australian Mens 30's Coach - World Cup 1999, Sydney (Gold Medal)
  • Coach of Barbarians Mens Open for first 3-4 years of NTL, achieving the team's current record ranking of 8th during his tenure.
  • National Technical Panel - Director of Seniors
  • WA's only Level 3 Touch Coach

  • Since 1999 he has been working with South African Touch in a Head Coach role for the;
    • 2003 World Cup, Japan
    • 2005 Youth World Cup
    • 2007 World Cup, South Africa

  • Due to his outstanding reputation as a Coach he has attracted other leading Australian representative coaches to assist him in preparing South Africa for the 2007 World Cup.
  • 2nd most capped Australian representative (other than Scott Notley).


Barbara Henderson

Awarded life membership in 1999.



Fred Henderson

Awarded life membership in 1999.



Ross White

Awarded life membership in 1999. 



John Fielding

Awarded life membership in 2000.

John Fielding dedicated 15 years of service to the W. A Touch Association between 1980 and 1995. He along with Kieth-Harris Walker and the Henderson's helped establish Touch as a sport in WA. John served the association as a distinguished player (represented Australia as a player on the 1987 tour of the USA and Canada), Coach and WA Association President from 1990 to 1995 He was voted as MVP for the mens 35's division at the ATA Nationals in Darwin in 1990.

John also gave a lot of his time and energy developing the game at affiliate level. He served as a Tournament Coordinator with the Cottesloe Touch Association and was President of Bunbury Touch from 1985 to 1994. John as a President of the WA Touch Association was very supportive of Carnarvon Touch and helped establish Centrals Touch Association.

One of Johns greatest contributes to WA Touch was to re establish it's financial position in the early 1990's following a period of financial instability. Our current financial stability is partially related to the polices John established



Steve Gann

Awarded life membership in 2002.

  • National Coach - Australian Senior Mixed Coach 2000 and 2002.
  • Also England Coaching Appointment.
  • Selector - National Selector 1990-1996, National Selectors Panel 1994-1996.
  • Barbarians Coach - Mixed Open and Women's Open
  • Western Australia Player - State Open Mixed, Country Mixed and Men's Over 35s (Semi-finalists v NSW 1997)
  • Coach - State Men's Open, Open Mixed, Women' Over 30, Men's Over 40s, Coaching Co-ordinator from 1997 to preset
  • Selector - State Selector from 1990 to present, Director of Selectors from 1990-1996.
  • Steve has also been the President of Bunbury Touch Association from 1997-2002
  • Alice Springs Steve was a player, coach and committee member of Alice Springs Touch from 1986-1988.
  • University of New England  Committee member from 1980-1986.

  • Qualifications Coach   Level 2
  • Coach Presenter  Level 3
  • Referee Level 2
  • Selector Level 2


Karen Boston

Awarded life membership in 2005.



Henry Dos Santos

Awarded life membership in 2008.



Garry Cullen

Awarded life membership in 2002.

  • 1977 Commenced playing touch
  • 1979  Commenced refereeing in Mt Isa
  • 1983 Commenced playing and refereeing touch in WA
  • 1983  Level 1 Referee
  • 1984  Level 2 Referee
  • 1986  Level 3 Referee
  • 1993  Level 4 Referee
  • 1994  Level 5 Referee
  • 1996  Level 6 Referee
  • 1994 - 1997 NDTA Director of Referees
  • 1995-1997 President NDTA
  • 1997 Chairman, Touchwest Referees Panel
  • 2001 Retired from Official duties in WA
  • August 1998 - Life member NDTA