first_imgAfter experiencing some teething issues with the new shop, TFA are excited to announce that all problems have been ironed out and already customers are visiting the shop and purchasing DVD’s, technical resources, referees uniforms and more.Make sure you jump online by clicking ‘TFA Merchandise’ on the left hand side of the page to visit the shop.AusTouch Resource and ESUS shoes highlight the shop:Touch Football Australia is excited to announce the much anticipated AusTouch Leader Resource Kit and ESUS Touch Football Shoes are available via the TFA Online Shop.The resource kit has been professionally produced and includes a DVD with 42 fun activities for kids, as well as a CD containing session plans, examples, templates, adjustable documents, flyers, logos and heaps more information.In addition each kit contains two summary booklets, compact in size (perfect for your pocket) and both are packed full of info you can use in every training session.This resource is a great opportunity for anyone involved with juniors on a coaching level to improve their knowledge and skills and is also ideal for teachers and schools who are either involved with Touch, or wanting to become involved. TFA Member Services Officer Chris Tarlinton has already previewed the resource and was impressed by the quality of the production.“The DVD and CD will both prove to be very useful resources for not only AusTouch leaders but for parents, junior coaches and also school teachers. I know that I’ll be making use of some of the session plans, drills and ideas in my own coaching sessions as well,” he said.A sample of the kit will be sent to each State office and it will be available for purchase in the coming weeks, alongside of the 2006 NTL Fox package, which is also making it’s way to the office.If you have any questions on the resource please contact Marianne Maguire on [email protected] In addition TFA is excited that new sponsor ESUS are also headlining the new online shop, with their range of Touch shoes available for purchase.For more information on the shoes, check out either the stories on the TFA news page or the shop itself.To visit the shop, simply click on ‘TFA MERCHANDISE’ on the left hand side of the page.last_img read more

Championship Title Icing on Cake for Atherton Committee

first_imgOne of North Queensland’s smallest affiliates came up trumps against two of North Queensland’s strongest in two divisions last weekend at the 2013 North Queensland Open & Senior Regional Championships in Townsville, as Atherton’s Women’s Over 34 side claimed the title in their division with a spectacular 3-2 victory over Townsville Castle Hill, and the Atherton Women’s Open side earned a hard-fought victory over Gordonvale 6-5 to claim the Women’s Open Tier 2 title.After mixed results during early round games while combined with the Women’s Under 26 division, including an 11-1 loss to Townsville’s Women’s Under 26 side and a 5-1 victory over Mackay’s Women’s Over 34, the strength and experience of the Atherton Over 35’s side led them to a confrontation with division heavyweights Townsville Castle Hill on Sunday afternoon.The Atherton Women’s Open side weren’t so lucky, having a rough time finding points during round games, but eventually meeting a young but experienced Gordonvale side in the final of the Tier 2 division.The victories were all-the-more sweeter for Atherton, knowing that not only is it the first time that sides from Atherton have attended the annual NQ Championships since 2010 but that they came from an affiliate of less than three hundred players.After an absence from the annual NQ Championships since 2010, Atherton not only fielded the winning Women’s Under 34 and Women’s Open Tier 2 sides, but also fielded a Men’s Over 39 side who narrowly missed out on a spot in their division’s final, thanks in no small part to the efforts of a devoted committee that has worked tirelessly over the last few years to return strength to the representative levels of the sport in the Tablelands area.Adding to the glory of the Women’s Under 34 title, Atherton referees Karli Riesen and Adam Hogan were recognised for their efforts on the weekend, receiving Most Promising Female and Male referee awards respectively.Thank you to Kerrod Hall from North Queensland Touch for providing the content.Related LinksIcing on Cake for Athertonlast_img read more