Macksville Falcons touch competition booming

RISING STAR: Matiese Trisley with her North Coast, CHS and Bilambil coach Les Watego

RISING STAR: Matiese Trisley with her North Coast, CHS and Bilambil coach Les Watego

MACKSVILLE Touch Football’s inaugural seniors winter competition has proven extremely popular.

Thursday evenings remain a hive of activity at the fields with the remaining rounds to be played out over the next month.

Continual wet weather has played havoc with Valley playing fields, so some washed out rounds may be made up before finals and semi-finals this month.

Selections are well under way for the representative season with great numbers in the senior categories trialling for positions to participate in men’s, women’s and mixed teams at the NSW State Cup which is hosted at Port Macquarie in December.

The registration process has also opened up  for those wishing to take their game to the next level and trial for NSW Junior State Cup. All details are on the Macksville Touch website and Facebook page and compulsory expressions of interest must be completed by August 20 for players and August 13 for those wishing to coach.

Last year saw the club take a record number of teams to play in what is the biggest junior representative touch event in the world.

The Falcons committee is working hard on refining and enhancing the quality of all aspects of the sport including players, coaches and match officials so teams are well prepared for the higher level of competition.