Innisfail Junior Touch Football season kicks off

The Innisfail Junior Touch Football season has started with games played every Monday at Wangan Sporting fields.

THE Innisfail Junior Touch Football season has kicked off, with nine teams participating in the competition, which is expected to run for 16 weeks.

New Under 6 players were welcomed to the club, with a mix of new and old talent in the other age groups.

There are mixed teams from 6 to 12 years, with more players needed in the Under 8 and Under 10 age groups.

Most teams need to have their own coaches and supply their own referees, whilst each team in the younger age groups require a parent/manager.

Games are played each Monday at Wangan Touch Football Fields, with two timeslots at 5.45pm and 6.35pm.

Innisfail Junior Touch is a sub-committee of the Innisfail Touch Football Association and is run by volunteers, Brendan King and Ray Higgins (Junior coordinators), Deliah Howard (Registrar), Rochelle Berry (Treasurer), Kathryn Dryden (Secretary), and Bart Dryden (Field coordinator).

When asked, players cited many benefits in playing touch footy, including keeping fit, playing in a team with friends, meeting new people, being outdoors, providing challenges, and encouraging improvement.

There is no team nomination fee, however the cost is $70 per child for the season, and $40 for Under 6s.

Innisfail Touch polo shirts are for sale at $35, as well as stainless steel water bottles with the club logo for $20, and a sausage sizzle and EFTPOS are now available.

New individual and team nominations are still open, and anyone interested in signing up can send a message via Innisfail Junior Touch Facebook’s page. The weekly draw is also posted there.

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