Audi Murphy-Moore from Narranga Primary School going through a touch drill during a promotional visit by NSW Touch Association
Audi Murphy-Moore from Narranga Primary School going through a touch drill during a promotional visit by NSW Touch Association

Reach out and touch someone



IN the 80s, the Bell telephone company in America had an ad campaign telling people to 'Reach out and touch someone.'

The NSW Touch Association is preaching the same message to Primary School students in the Coffs Harbour area.

Last week the association was running clinics at schools around the Coffs Harbour area promoting their Primary School gala day to be held on August 18 as well as the junior competition to be held throughout the final term of the school year.

According to Development Manager, Daniel Rushworth, the targeting of Coffs Harbour by the touch football group is a deliberate effort.

"Coffs Harbour has certainly been identified as a potential growth area due to its large population base," Rushworth said.

"Not only are we holding the clinics to promote the sport, but later on we'll also be running some refs courses aimed at high school students.

"That way we're offering some part time work and money to people who want to ref in the junior competiton starting in October."

The junior competition hasn't been running for quite a few years now and it's rebirth is certainly an exciting initiative for junior sport in the area.

The co-ordinator of the junior competition is Matt Wood who has been running the touch football at Woolgoolga.

Any schools interested in creating a touch team, either boys or girls teams, can get in touch with Wood on 0432 142 671.

Alternatively, they can send an e-mail to coffs_coast_touch@hotmail.com



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