REGISTER to play TOUCH in TERM 3

Dear St Andrew’s touch players and families,
YOU CAN REGISTER for the 2018 season HERE:

As one of the most popular sports at St Andrew’s, touch football, is a fantastic, fast-paced, fun and inclusive sport, providing teams and divisions for students of all abilities, who wish to get involved. In 2017, St Andrew’s entered a remarkable 28 teams in the SCISSA term 3 fixtures and in 2018 we expect to supersede this number.

2018 promises to be a very exciting year for St Andrew’s Touch, with a calendar full of pre-season opportunities, carnivals and regular term-3 SCISSA fixtures.

Coaches:
This year we welcome two exciting new additions to our coaching alliance, in Tyson Brough and Josh Bidgood. As former members of the Australian Men’s Touch Team, both Josh and Tyson bring a wealth of experience and energy and we are excited to have them working with our teams throughout terms 2 and 3.
 

Term 2 Trainings:
As a new initiative, St Andrew’s will be holding pre-season touch skills and fitness trainings for Students in Years 6-12, commencing week five as follows:
Tuesdays: 3.15pm - 4.15pm Year 6-8
Thursdays: 3:15pm – 4:15pm Pre-season skills and fitness for Year 9-12 Secondary Oval (commencing Thursday 17th May)

These pre-season training sessions will be overseen by Tyson Brough, and provide a wonderful opportunity for our touch players to develop their knowledge of the game, skills and fitness, in preparation for term 3 SCISSA fixtures. These sessions also provide a great chance for students to give touch a try before committing to a team for term 3.
There is no need to register to attend these term 2 trainings, which are free of charge. Simply turn up to the secondary (back) oval at 3:15pm on Thursday afternoons.
 

Term 3 SCISSA Touch Fixtures:
In term 3, St Andrew’s will enter teams in the SCISSA Touch Fixtures, which are played on Wednesday afternoons/evenings on a home and away basis from 18th July – 19th September.
St Andrew’s endeavours to find a position in a touch team for all students in Year 6-12 wishing to participate in this competition, with all team members expected to select touch as their afternoon sport activity, and all students in competitive teams required to attend one additional team training each week, at a time to be confirmed.

Trials for term 3 SCISSA touch Teams will be held this term as follows:
Junior (Years 6-8) Trials: Tuesday 12th & 19th June 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Intermediate (Years 9 & 10) Trials: Thursday 14th and 21st June 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Senior (Years 11 & 12) Trials: Thursday 14th and 21st June 4:15pm – 5:15pm

To register for term 3 SCISSA Touch, please complete the online sign-up: 
The cost of participation in the term 3 SCISSA competition is $105 per student, which will be added to term 3 school fees.

Touch Carnivals:
In addition to the SCISSA fixtures, St Andrew’s will also be entering our U13, U15 and Open A teams in the following carnivals in 2018:

  • Sunshine Coast All Schools – Sunday 29th July (Glasshouse Mountains)
  • All Hallows’ School Touch Carnival – Sunday 5th August (Brisbane) - Female teams only.
  • Queensland All Schools Touch Carnival – Wednesday 10th October – Sunday 14th October (Brisbane)

Calling for Coaching Volunteers:
If you are a parent with touch football experience who would like to assist with coaching a St Andrew’s touch team in 2018, please email me at mmackintosh@saac.qld.edu.au
To be able to coach, you must be available to attend Wednesday afternoon games in addition to another weekly training (if coaching an A or B team).
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.