Bankstown Touch players national ‘rebel’ champions

BANKSTOWN Touch Football Association players have excelled again – after being selected to play in the Southern Rebels side for NSW earlier this year, they took out the National Championship Mixed Open A division last weekend after defeating Brisbane City Cobras 9-4.

Describing it as the pinnacle of success for them, Bankstown Touch President Andrew Smith said as well as providing (pictured) seven players in the 16-member squad, they also supplied a coach and manager.
“It’s really set us up well for the start of our local autumn season which started on Monday night but we’re still taking registrations for the next couple of weeks,” he said.
Comprising over 200 players across 16 teams, the local competition is played on Mondays from 7pm at Vale of Ah Reserve, Milperra, with participation compulsory in order to be considered for selection in a Vawdon Cup team taking on other Sydney clubs in August or in the State Cup which is played in December.
Last year Bankstown Touch reached the semi-finals of the Vawdon Cup and the quarter-finals of the State Cup and Smith says it’s likely they will do even better this year.
“We’ve got a lot of strong players this year but we also run social games so everyone’s invited from 14 years and up to register in our local comp; our junior competition starts later in the year,” he said.
“A lot of the players are also involved in other games like league, soccer and OzTag, but play Touch because it really helps everything else, especially with fitness, it’s just so fast and there’s also a big social aspect which we love.”
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