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2012 touch season underway

KEEN PLAYERS: 'No Idea' team members Nathan Searle, Monique Lanham, Jessica Tuite, Catherine McIntyre, John Eakin, Laurie Price, Natalie von Gelderen, Joel McBride, James von Gelderen, Tim Chalmers, Paul Taavo, Emily Chalmers and Denis Summersgill signed up for the 2012 touch football season on Monday night. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times
KEEN PLAYERS: 'No Idea' team members Nathan Searle, Monique Lanham, Jessica Tuite, Catherine McIntyre, John Eakin, Laurie Price, Natalie von Gelderen, Joel McBride, James von Gelderen, Tim Chalmers, Paul Taavo, Emily Chalmers and Denis Summersgill signed up for the 2012 touch football season on Monday night. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times

TOUCH FOOTBALL

TEAMS hit the field at the Whitsunday Sports Park on Monday for the sign-on of the 2012 touch football season.

Players signed-up and had a run, sizing up other teams and starting to build game play and camaraderie.

A total of 12 teams took part in the competition last year, with about the same showing interest already.

Player Mark Beale said he hoped to get about 14 teams to play this year, with all needing to provide their own shirts and referee.

Mixed teams are encouraged with at least two women on each side after the men's competition was scrapped last year.

More female players are needed along with others aged 13 and over to fill vacancies on some teams.

Memberships cost $750 per team, with $100 off if teams pay by week three.

Beale said the club were also looking for more committee members.

If you are interested in playing or getting involved in the committee, phone Bernard Woods on 0429 470 017 or turn up on Monday night to sign-up or for a run.

ROUND ONE

6.15pm - Focus On Us v Spirit Fingers

REF: Ray White

6.15pm - Hamorent v

No Idea REF: Ray White

7pm - Airlie Mixed v QFRS REF: Hamorent

7pm - Ray White v

Airlie Beach Hotel

REF: No Idea

7.45pm - Eclipse v

Reel Deal REF: Airlie Mixed

7.45pm - Mr Bones v Whitsunday Food Service REF: TBA


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