A GRADE CHAMPIONS: Daniel Soden, Jerome Jones, Zach Hoffmann, Shawn Taylor (back), Byron Taylor, Adeline Poid (captain), Shanay Taylor (centre), Tyler Boyd and Pia Poid (front) from Focus on Us snuck home in their touch football grand final on Monday night.
A GRADE CHAMPIONS: Daniel Soden, Jerome Jones, Zach Hoffmann, Shawn Taylor (back), Byron Taylor, Adeline Poid (captain), Shanay Taylor (centre), Tyler Boyd and Pia Poid (front) from Focus on Us snuck home in their touch football grand final on Monday night.

Touch champions crowned

TOUCH FOOTBALL

ANOTHER fast and furious season of touch football wrapped up on Monday night with Focus on Us and Whitsunday Food finishing as the champions of their respective grades.

Whitsunday Food battled Spirit Fingers in the B Grade final and they were made to work hard before finishing strong to claim their first ever premiership.

Both teams got off to a slow start but it was Whitsunday Food who finally broke the deadlock with two quick tries.

Spirit Fingers closed the gap to one late in the first half before the game opened right up in the second with nine tries scored between both teams.

Whitsunday Food kept their cool in the end to run away deserved winners by 7-5.

Title favourites Focus on Us were made to work hard in their 7-6 win over a spirited Airlie Mixed side in the A Grade final.

After taking an early lead Focus slackened off in the first half and trailed by 3-2 at half time.

More tries after the break handed Mixed a comfortable 5-2 lead before Focus stormed home with four straight tries to claim a memorable victory and their second grand final win of the year.

The referees praised the performances of all the players from grand final night and singled out Sean Taylor and Zach Hoffmann from Focus and Scott Milne and Nicky Ruddell from Whitsunday Food.

Touch will take a break over the festive season before returning in late January next year.


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