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Army October 28, 2010
SOUTH Queensland dominated the 19th Defence
Touch Football Championships at Enoggera
recently, winning three of the four divisions, while
Sydney Metro victoriously claimed the men's open
ADF personnel Australia-wide descended
on Gallipoli Barracks for the contest, hosted by
the Australian Defence Touch Association from
September 29 to October 1.
Comprising two days of round games and a day
of finals, the aim of the competition was to determine
the best touch teams in the ADF and select play-
ers to compete in the National Touch League at Port
Macquarie in March next year.
ADF Touch PR Representative, Capt Geoff
Rodgers, said despite the lack of players, the competi-
tion was vigorous and packed with highlights.
"Team numbers were down this year because of
the ADF's busy operational tempo and personnel par-
ticipating in Exercise Hamel, but this did not curb the
players from giving it their all," Capt Rodgers said.
South Queensland (SQ) were the form sides, taking
out the over 30s, 10-4, and 40s, 5-0, men's divisions
and the women's open title, 7-2.
"SQ led from the front early in the round games
and continued to be the side to beat because they were
well drilled and disciplined," Capt Rodgers said.
"Throughout the entire competition the SQ team
was strong, which is evident from its final perfor-
He said North Queensland (NQ) went head to head
with Sydney Metro (SM) for the men's open final.
"Cpl Terence Kong directed and controlled the play
and after numerous touchdowns, NQ jumped to an
"But the Sydney Mets hit back hard and never let
up with strong performances from HMAS Watson's
LS Lee Harnden and RAAF Base Richmond's LAC
"With just two minutes to spare, a touchdown by
LAC Andreou saw SM take the men's open title, 7-6."
Players of the series for each category were: men's open, NQ's
Cpl Terence Kong, 5 Avn Regt; women's open, NQ's Sig Madeline
White, 3CSR; men's over 30s, NQ's Lt Paseut Souvannavong,
3CCSB; men's over 40s, SQ's WO1 Scott Langham,1 Sig Regt.
2010 referee of the year, SQ's WO1 Greg Taylor, HQ 16 Avn Bde.
Most improved referee, Nicola Broderick.
No escape: Pte Rachel Hanley, 5 Avn Regt (NQ), (above) almost breaks
away from Cpl Katie Donnelly, 7CSSB (SQ),in the women's grand final of the
ADF Touch Football Championships held at Enoggera.
Catch me if you can: WO1 Scott Langham, South Qld over 40s, (right)
drives forward against the Barbarians in the grand final. SQ won 5-0.
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