48 Bowral Touch players will head to Wagga this weekend to compete in the annual Southern Suns Regional Championships.
Along with twelve officials, the association will field four sides in a bid to claim its first title at the prestigious tournament.
“I think we’ll definitely win two divisions this year and have got a realistic chance in three,” Secretary of Bowral Touch Association Ken Adcock predicted.
“There is a great deal of prestige involved in the competition and it is a stepping stone for selection in the National Touch League.
“We’ve even got two Australian representatives in Dave Elliott and John Acton who are amongst the elite players in the world.”
So popular has the game become locally, that the association now boasts an amazing 900 registered players.
“People don’t realise how big the game is in the Highlands and our participation numbers put us on a par with most other major sports,” Adcock said.
“Those playing with Bowral have the added incentive of playing with the strongest association (NSWTA) in the country.”
And for those concerned that the game might not be their cup of tea, Adcock begs to differ.
“Anyone can play touch with age divisions from U7s to over 50s,” he said.
“It’s also a lot of fun and great for fitness.”
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