Touch finals fever brings back healthy rivalry
TOUCH FOOTBALL: There will be no holding back in the Warwick Touch Football Association A-grade grand final next Wednesday night.
The top of the table decider between Live Action and Brownlie Metre Eaters is one that would be an exciting match-up according to president Justin Nolan.
“They played each other in last year’s grand final, and Brownlie’s won – so it’ll be a bit of a grudge match for them this time around,” Nolan said.
“It’s really quite difficult to say which teams are standing out above the rest honestly, a lot of the teams are playing really well.
“Live Action is made up of a number of representative players; Cahal Davis and the Loolback brothers – Grant, Mitchell and Blake – have all played rep footy.”
Nolan said the depth of talent in the whole tournament is particularly visible in the sides that made the finals.
“With having a number of players who have represented the region at state and national levels, it really increases the competitiveness in teams,” he said.
“Obviously playing with experienced players and people that have been in those sorts of environments, helps others in their team to learn and better their skills.
“It’s really great for the club as a whole, for those players to be able to share their knowledge.”
While the A-grade final is sure to entertain, the five other grand finals taking place at the St Marks Fields are sure to be thrillers.
“We had some really close games last Wednesday night, but there were also some that had really big score lines on them too,” he said.
“I think this is the second or third largest season that we’ve had in terms of teams that are competing which is amazing.
“It’s great however that we are able to get such a diverse group of people who are wanting to play.”