Hervey Bay to host touch champs
HERVEY Bay will be home to one of the biggest events in Queensland’s touch football calendar next month when it hosts the Sunshine Coast Fraser and Burnett District Regional Junior Championships.
The championships will kick off on February 27 at the Tavistock Street sporting grounds and up to 60 teams are expected to compete.
Teams will come from throughout the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay districts, including Childers, Gayndah, Kingaroy and Caboolture, along with Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
There will be an under-10 division for both boy and girl teams, right up to under-18s.
Those competing in the championships will also have to opportunity to be selected in the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast teams that will contest the Queensland Junior State Championships, which will be held in Maryborough in late August.
The Hervey Bay under-18 side will be led by Mitchell Broom, who is a Sunshine Coast under-20 representative.
Tom Freshwater and Sophie O’Toole will lead the under-16 sides.
These players will then back up a few weeks later to compete in the National Touch League at Stockland Park, Kawana.
Freshwater and O’Toole will play in the under 20’s sides while Broom will play in the mens Open side.