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Teens can get in Touch in a Wednesday night comp

PREPERATION: Jet Cavanagh and Lachlan Black training for the new touch competition. Trials are on tomorrow.
PREPERATION: Jet Cavanagh and Lachlan Black training for the new touch competition. Trials are on tomorrow. Chris Lees

TOUCH: Gladstone Junior Touch is launching a "super series”.

The series, called Touch Wars, is a nine to 10-week competition aimed at 15-18 year olds.

There is an opportunity for teenagers to get involved tomorrow, with trials from 5pm at the Junior Touch Fields on Harvey Rd.

"Each player will be drafted to ensure there is an even comp for all teams,” organiser Dennis Black said.

"This will also act as a platform to keep the juniors playing touch and also assist for representative opportunities in higher age groups.”

Girls are also encouraged to join the competition and Gladstone Junior Touch Association co-ordinator Kevin Cridland said there had been some interest already.

"We're chasing 48 players or 40 at the minimum and there will be four teams of 12,” Cridland said.

"Players will play in their own age group and the competition will start a week later.”

As to why it's called Touch Wars, team names will be Star Wars themed.

Games will be held at 5pm each Wednesday. The player nomination fee is $50, which includes a jersey.

Visit Gladstone Junior Touch on Facebook or phone Cridland on 0437 782 323.

Topics:  gladstone touch association touch australia



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