Daniel McVeigh steps his opposition to head for the try line.
Daniel McVeigh steps his opposition to head for the try line. Georja Ryan

It's all touch and go for junior mixed players

ANDY McGregor-Lowndes is upbeat about the success of the first day of junior mixed touch at The Scots PGC College on Saturday

The activities director said the competition had attracted 180 players from many different schools.

"We have 19 teams in four age groups," McGregor-Lowndes said.

"Some sports like rugby league and netball are using the junior touch competition to keep players fit in the off season and develop skills."

Under-8 and U10 games are played across a field which enables between four and eight games to be played at the one time on Briggs and Dunning ovals.

McGregor-Lowndes said touch players from Scots PGC secondary teams coached the two younger age groups while standing behind the players.

"For most of the younger players, it is their first experience of touch," he said.

More players are welcome to training on 4pm-5pm each Wednesday at Briggs Oval or to Saturday games from 8am.

McGregor-Lowndes said player of the week prizes had been donated by Civic Video, Domino Pizza and Danny Lyons Sports.

"The competition will go for nine weeks in term 4," he said.

In the younger age groups, there are an equal number of boys and girls with more girls needed for U12 and U14 teams.



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