Preparing for the inaugural Spring Cup touch football competition are (from left) Michelle Cox, Jamie Oliver, Chelsea Baker, Matt Baker and Jess Collins.
Preparing for the inaugural Spring Cup touch football competition are (from left) Michelle Cox, Jamie Oliver, Chelsea Baker, Matt Baker and Jess Collins. Chris Chan

Teams get ready for a touch up as Spring Cup comp begins

IT'S time for touch football players in the Gladstone region to get a spring in their step and nominate a team for an upcoming tournament.

The Touch Football Spring Cup is in its inaugural year and organisers are calling for more teams.

The event, to be held at the Gladstone Touch Football Grounds, has been postponed until November 17 and the format has been amended.

It is an open competition so teams can comprise men only, ladies only or a combination of men and ladies, with no limits as to how many men or women are on the field at any one time.

Jamie Oliver said the committee had decided to postpone the cup from last weekend because they were short on mixed team numbers, with teams struggling to get enough women.

Now there is enough time for more teams to nominate and pay online.

A maximum of 16 teams will play a minimum of three 30-minute rounds of open touch football.

The top eight teams will then progress to the elimination finals.

Jamie said it was a great opportunity for someone to be the first to win the Spring Cup.

"It'll be a great fun day of touch, with some great prizes on offer," he said.

The event will include food and bar facilities, music and prize money.

Visit gladstonetouchspringcup.com.au for more details.



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