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Schoolkids touch down

Allora State School student Scott Butler tackles Matt Fatnowna (Scots PGC) in the Scots PGC Invitational Touch Carnival in Warwick yesterday.
Allora State School student Scott Butler tackles Matt Fatnowna (Scots PGC) in the Scots PGC Invitational Touch Carnival in Warwick yesterday. Gerard Walsh

SCHOOLS from as far away as Goondiwindi, Dalby, Brisbane and the Gold Coast were in Warwick yesterday for games of touch footy on eight fields.

Due to the large number of teams, the third annual Scots PGC College Invitational Touch Carnival was moved from the school grounds to St Mark's Oval.

Organiser Andy McGregor-Lowndes said the carnival started with 18 teams and this year attracted almost 60.

"We are grateful to Jason Wright and the whole committee at the Warwick Redbacks for their support of the carnival and providing their great facility and operating the canteen," McGregor-Lowndes said.

"Suburbs and the Warwick Touch Association also allowed us to use their fields."

The best performing team from Scots PGC was the open girls which was knocked out in the semi-final of the cup competition by eventual winners St Joseph's.

"We were lucky with the weather and it was great to see 600 kids playing touch from 8.30am-5pm," McGregor-Lowndes said.

"Referees travelled from Brisbane, Toowoomba and Dalby to run the carnival. We had some ex-students involved as referees."

It was like Central Station at St Mark's Oval with four fields set up on Reddies Oval, home of the Warwick Redbacks Australian rules team, and two fields on each of the Warwick touch oval and the back field of Eastern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club.

There was also rugby league on the junior league fields.

Scots PGC will compete in the South-west All Schools competition in Toowoomba in three weeks time as preparation for the Queensland All Schools Carnival at White Hills in Brisbane each year.

The Queensland carnival is the largest schools touch carnival in the world.

John Butler (Allora State School, with ball) tries to pass two tacklers from The Scots PGC College in touch.
John Butler (Allora State School, with ball) tries to pass two tacklers from The Scots PGC College in touch.

 

Results of finals

13 years mixed: St Joseph's, Toowoomba 6 d Centenary Heights 0, players of the finals Lachlan Watt and Cassie Carberry (St Joseph's)

15 years girls: Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, Dalby, 5 d All Hallows School Brisbane 4, player of the final Hannah Hegatus

15 years boys: St Joseph's 3 d Downlands 2, player of the final Joe Moran

18 years girls: St Joseph's 3 d Aquinas College, Southport 2, player of the final Chloe Watt (St Joseph's)

18 years boys: Aquinas 6 d Harristown 5, player of the final Noah Harrold-Evans (Aquinas)

Topics:  scots pgc college, touch football




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