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Stay in touch with popular sport

Are you keen to play one of the biggest participation sports in the country?

Or, just looking to maintain a bit of fitness following COVID-19 lockdown?

If the answer to either question is “yes”, then the Wallsend Touch Association would like to hear from you.

The club’s currently in the process of organising its popular autumn competition, with registrations now open.

The weekly format kicks off at the Upper Reserve Fields on Monday 1 March – and caters for everyone.

“It’s a full 12-week comp, plus finals,” Wolves admin officer Kellie Johnston said.

“The men’s and mixed teams take the field on Mondays, while Wednesdays feature the women’s, men’s and mixed family sides.

“So, you can sign up as a squad or as an individual (anyone aged 12 years and older).

“Touch remains as popular as ever.

“At the moment, Wallsend boasts about 100 junior and a further 100 senior teams, equating to more than 3000 players.

“We’d like to thank our major sponsor Hotel Elermore for their support, too.”

Johnston added touch was still one of the cheapest sports to play in the Hunter.

“It’s $100 per player; and $70 per player in the mixed family comp,” she said.

“The fees include Sportscover Australia insurance, affiliation with Touch Football Association, official referees for every game, and all matches.

“There are no additional hidden costs.

“We also accept the Active Kids vouchers.

“That program provides two $100 coupons for parents, guardians and carers to use towards sport recreation expenses each year.”

For further details, or to register by 21 February, visit www.wallsendtouch.com.au

Meanwhile, Wallsend’s cubs are turning their attention to the Peter Wilson Memorial Championships at Nelson Bay (6 and 7 February) and NSW Touch Junior State Cup at Port Macquarie (19 to 21 February).

To find a NSW Touch club near you, go to www.nswtouch.com.au

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