Sport

Vickery impresses in coaching role for national touch team

Sandra Vickery played in the Australian Open 27's touch football team.
Sandra Vickery played in the Australian Open 27's touch football team. Chris Chan

FOUR Gladstone touch football players have returned after representing Australia in a Trans Tasman series.

Zac Smith, 21, Jay Cotter, 24, and Gavin Marsh, 22, played for the open men's Australian touch football team at Tweed Heads on October 26-27.

Sandra Vickery, 35, also went down to play for the open 27s Australian women as well as being the team's assistant coach.

Vickery impressed so much in her role as assistant coach that she has been asked to coach the team next year.

"It meant a lot that the girls thought I'd done all right," Vickery said.

As a player-coach, Vickery said it was hard to get into the mindset of a coach but she enjoyed the experience.

Vickery's team did not win the series, losing the first two games 4-3 and 5-3 respectively, and winning the final game on forfeit.

But she said she was proud of the women.

"We all did well as a team considering how many training runs we had together."

The men had a bit more luck against New Zealand, winning the first game 10-4 and the final two on forfeit.

Marsh said he was a happy man on his return, now able to claim a try scored for his country.

Five minutes in, Marsh scored the second try of the game after some fancy footwork revealed a hole in the Kiwis' defence.

Marsh said the try went down to some good team work and pulling off a set play.

"The guys gelled pretty quick," Marsh said.

Cotter said the New Zealand players were worthy opponents.

"They were what we were expecting," Cotter said.

"We expected them to come at us with everything."

Despite a lapse in concentration, Cotter said the Aussie open men played a good game.

"We were getting a little bit complacent in the first half but we did what we came there to do."

Zac Smith, Jay Cotter and Gavin Marsh played in the Australian touch football team.
Zac Smith, Jay Cotter and Gavin Marsh played in the Australian touch football team. Chris Chan

Topics:  australia gladstone touch football trans tasman



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Gladstone region's fattest suburbs revealed

There are serious issues with people's weight throughout Australia.

NEW figures show Central Queensland's most obese or overweight areas

Gladstone turns it on to welcome cruise ship passengers

Judy White and Dianne Kirby enjoy the Feast on East markets at East Shores Precinct.

PHOTOS: Did our photographer snap you?

LIVE UPDATES: Family told to give up prisoners if whereabouts known

Capricorn Correction Centre prison generic.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

RESIDENTS urged to "be aware" as police search for escapees.

Local Partners

Battle raging over money to fund CQ roads

Funding for CQ's road upgrades is being ripped out of the region leaving our projects languishing at the starting line says QLD Minister.


Win a $1000

GROCERY GIFT CARD!
Learn More

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

SUNSHINE Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice nearly saw her form a duo with her battle round opponent.

Gladstone turns it on to welcome cruise ship passengers

Judy White and Dianne Kirby enjoy the Feast on East markets at East Shores Precinct.

PHOTOS: Did our photographer snap you?

The 'pirate' ship welcoming Gladstone on board

HISTORIC STEP: Graeme Wylie built the replica 15th century caravel, Notorious.

'Never found the remains': the historic 'pirate' ship

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

Why The Voice hasn't produced a star

Boy George responds to Brittania Clifford-Pugh's heart-warming message.

It's the industry, not the show, says Boy George

These actors hated their movies and didn’t mind admitting it

Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans in a scene from GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Every year, Hollywood blesses us with plenty of God awful movies.

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

The decorators and caterers are arriving for the final preparations for the wedding of Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. Pictures: Splash

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are set to marry today

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!