Sport – Touch

Tarcutta Touch 2014-2015 Season

TOUCH SEASON CONCLUDES


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The Grand Finals of the 2014/15 Touch season were played on Monday 23rd March. The Tarcutta Auto Repairs mini-touch competition for Under nines was well attended all season, with all the players enjoying one last run for the season prior to a small presentation ceremony being held.

The B Division was a closely fought affair, with extra time required to separate the two teams. Circle C Gunnabees and Forest Hill Blues were closely tied on the ladder all season, and were destined to have a terrific tussle to decide the premiership. With light quickly failing as the evening closed in, Forest Hill managed to grab a quick try in extra time and snatch victory.

Tarcutta Auto Repairs Locals and Creative Screen printing and Work wear both booked a spot in the A Division Grand Final following close results in their respective semi-finals. The Locals were able to hold out against the Tarcutta RSL and Citizens Club team for a comfortable win in their semi-final. In the second semi-final, Tarcutta Hotel once again pushed Creative to the limit, taking the game into an extra time drop-off before Creative were able to score the winning try.

The Grand Final started at a fast pace, with the Locals making quick ground and running in a couple of early tries. Creative were able to execute some good attacking moves and level the score mid-way through the first half. However, injuries to two of Creative’s key players, Matt Nicole and Greg Maclure, disrupted their attack. The Locals were able to exploit their advantage of more players on the bench and ran away in the second half to record a comfortable and well deserved victory.

Kerrie Williams and Eugene Clarke were awarded Best and Fairest in the B Division grand final, and Vaughan Winnel and Samarra Clarke were similarly acknowledged for their performances in the A Division grand final.

, Samarra also received the Lucas Transport Ladies Best and Fairest Award for her consistent performance all season, with Vicky Plum Runner Up. The Bill Whitley Shield for Men’s Best and Fairest was awarded to Brendan Pincott for his outstanding efforts all season. Nicholas Pollard was the Runner Up for this award. The Tarcutta RSL & Citizens team received the Norm Lucas Trophy as the best presented team all season.

The Circle C Junior Boy and Junior Girl Best and Fairest awards were again tied this season, indicating the depth and strength of the emerging young players in the competition. Milly Kahuroa and Tahnee O’Hara shared the honours as best and fairest girls, while Hamish Plum, Hamish Maclure and Ryan Nicole ended the season in a three-way tie in the Boy’s best and fairest.

The success of the Touch season relies not only on the commitment of all the players, but also on many others for their contributions. The Tarcutta Progress Association have assisted all season with ensuring the playing fields were mown. The School P&C assisted with providing a barbeque every week after the game. The teams, referees and the awards are all sponsored by many local businesses and individuals, without which support this community activity would not be such a enduring success. The Tarcutta Touch Association extends a big thank you to all those people and organisations who provide such vital support to the annual competition.

The next season will commence in October. All current players will be sent updates via email once more details are known. Anyone interested in finding out about Touch, or who want to be included on regular emails, can contact the Secretary any time by email at tarcuttatouch@gmail.com

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