Lismore touch in State Cup

TWO Lismore touch teams are gearing up to compete in the NSW Touch Association’ State Cup at Port Macquarie next weekend.

Talented representative players Nathan and Aaron Jones and ‘Mook Jnr’ Harrington will lead the Open Mens team.

The players have been training hard and hope to be amongst the top teams when the final series begins on Sunday morning.

Competition is tough, with the team facing the hard task of playing the experienced Canterbury team, and will also have to overcome the very competitive Hornsby team.

The Lismore team includes current and former Lismore players who now reside on the Gold Coast and includes Kyle Everett, Cal Overton, Brendan Brooke, Jai Ingham and Tony Buchanan.

The Senior Mixed team is looking forward to the challenge after the disappointment of not making the final last year, with a very stable team membership, and only two new members in the team for this year’s challenge.

The team has welcomed back Catherine Hofmeyer who was overseas last year, and Leanne Albertini makes a welcome return to representative touch to join Lisa Brown, Kylie Davis, Nicki Lucy-Davies, Lisa Yopp and Cathy Farrelly.

Trish and Peter Wooldridge have retired from representative touch after many seasons and they will be missed.

The Men in the team will be led by coach Steve Brown and Chris Waring supported by Mick Davies, Ian Jordan, Dave Hartman, Mark Koch and Harry McMahon.

The association will be hosting a Level one referee’s course tomorrow, and are disappointed in the response from senior teams to send a representative.

However, there are 11 junior players who will be there learning the finer details of refereeing, which will help their confidence and should also help them to be better players.

The course will be presented by Glenn Wooldridge and Steve Sun and Lismore Touch is very appreciative of their time.

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