Over 550 of the best Yr. 9 and 10 Touch Football Players converged on the Kingsway Playing Fields at Penrith for the 2016 Harvey Norman School Series- NSW State Final. Yesterday’s competition (Thursday 26th May 2016) was the chance for the top four male and female school teams to qualify for the National Harvey Norman School Series event to be played in Caloundra, Qld in September 2016. With teams coming from all over the state to compete, including Gold Coast there was sure going to be some great Touch Football played.
The level of Touch Football played was scintillating and impressed all people on the park, especially Bob Negroh Electrical Franchisee from Penrith Harvey Norman, who was on hand for the second half of the day and for assisted with the presentation. The day started with over 30 teams, however once we approached the Quarter Final any of the 8 teams could easily have won their respective divisions.
We finally reached our Grand Final with a State of Origin game in the Girls division – Mackellar Girls (NSW) taking on Benowa State High (QLD). At full time is was all locked up at 2-all, so we entered the drop off. Benowa State High School scored to claim the title in one of the best Yr. 9-10 Girls Final ever seen.
Then it was time for the Boy’s Grand Final between St Edwards College (Central Coast) and Hunter Sports High (Newcastle). This game displayed exceptional defence and even better touch downs from both teams. As the full time hooter sounded it was St Edwards who had won the title.
NSW Touch Association would like to thank all the referees who came out yesterday; without you the quality of the games played wouldn’t of been possible. Thank you to Penrith Touch Association for hosting the event and the long hours put in with trying to feed over 1000 people.
And lastly, thank you to Harvey Norman and Bob Negroh for supporting our sport and in particular this event.
Full results can be found at www.nswta-secondary.sportingpulse.net
Grand Final Results
Girls= Benowa State High School 3 defeated Mackellar Girls 2. (Drop-off)
Player of the Final= No. 6 Benowa.
Referees= Tiarna Puletaha, Jake Wholohan and Peter Cooper.
Boys= St Edwards College 3 defeated Hunter Sports High 2.
Player of the Final= No. 2 St Edwards.
Referees= Ben Rogers, Dillan Wells and Tony Collins.