‘FROM THE FISHBOWL’- DAY TWO

first_imgAdam and Kane are doing a fantastic job from the tournament control box (the ‘fishbowl’) and they gladly offer their interesting spin on the events of day two at the 2004 National 18 Years Championships… Comments from Adam & Kane The Big Fish have been working tirelessly to bring you the truth about the `Joeygate’ scandal which saw Joe Williams fall from the stage during the AUSTOUCH launch yesterday. Although we can’t confirm it at this stage, we have uncovered an allegation that Benji Marshall, fellow rising NRL star, had in fact told Joey that he could move his chair back further than he could. In an attempt to move his chair so that he could selflessly offer his support to the youngsters behind him, Joey asked Benji for some assistance in gauging the distance he could move before falling. Benji, at his practical joke best, seized the opportunity to send his mate plummeting to the ground! When asked if this was the case, Joe declined to accuse his friend of such a heinous crime but said he would be looking into it. We here at the fishbowl have received some video footage of the event and will be in the editing suite all night in an effort to uncover the truth. Rest assured that the slow motion replays will definitely be used to uncover the truth. In other news there have been some great games on field 1 today with ACT & SQBD Sharks leading the way with a `ding dong’ battle ending in a 4 all draw. Sharks #11, James Doolah showed dynamic skills, not only in his touch ability but also the beard growing stakes. He has a beard that a Yeti would be proud to own. We are sure that we could actually see it growing as the game progressed. If it continues to grow at this rate, don’t be surprised to see it braided before the end of the week. On the subject of braids, we here in the fishbowl are alarmed at the number of `Bali Bead’ style braids we are witnessing on the touch fields of sunny Coffs Harbour. We know its semi tropical and that it has the feel of a Bali holiday but the frightening factor is that more braids are being seen in the Boy’s division than the Girls! What’s doing there boy’s? What ever happened to the Skinhead, The Mullet? Real Men’s hairstyles. We are also alarmed at the number of `rough & ready’ styles worn by many of our young men. It seems that the youth of today are becoming lazy and just leaving the `bed hair’ effect to be worn all day. The surprising thing about this is that it takes a frightful amount of `product’ to achieve this lived in look. In the coming days, the fishbowl will be naming names and pin pointing the bad hair culprits! That’s all from Adam & Kane! “See ya when we’re lookin at ya!”last_img

REFEREES NEEDED FOR NATIONAL 18’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTFA are currently seeking referees to attend the National 18 Years Championships in Coffs Harbour from the 13-16th September 2006.The event showcases the best junior Touch players in Australia and will also be attended by some of the best referee coaches in the country.Referees with a badge level of three and up will be invited to attend the event.State Referees Directors have the necessary information and will be inviting referees from their state to attend.Nominations are only available through the State Director of Referees, not through this website, and nominations must be in by August 10th.  Successful referees will be informed no later than the 17th of August 2006.last_img read more

Swimmers Take To The Touch Football Field

first_imgSwimmers including Stephanie Rice, Nick D’Arcy, Kenrick Monk, Bronte Barratt and Meagen Nay took to the Touch Football field for a bit of fun at Colley Reserve in Glenelg. The following story was published in Friday’s Adelaide Advertiser. Olympic Swimmer Stephanie Rice Proves A Dab Hand At Touch Football Too Stephanie Rice’s talent isn’t just limited to the pool. The glamour girl proved she’s got flair with the ball as well, showing off her skills in a game of touch footy with her teammates at Colley Reserve in Glenelg yesterday.With a record 10 swimmers from the Queensland-based St Peters Western club making the Australian Olympic team, head coach Michael Bohl organised the workout as a bit of fun after a successful week.”The meet is really finished for all our guys, so we thought we’d go down to the park and have a bit of a touch footy game and have some lunch,” Bohl said.The coach, who included a touch footy session every week until December, said the triple Olympic champion had grown into the sport.”Steph Rice, she’s probably the most improved, I reckon. She started out a bit of a gumby but she’s really got a liking for it,” Bohl said.”She is always down there mixing it with the best of them.”The crew were having such a good time, a few swimmers from different squads wandered down to join in.Bohl said some in particular had shown a bit of ability on the park.”Bronte Barratt’s got a lot of speed … and Meagen Nay is very good as well. She’s played a bit of it before and holds her own with the boys,” he said.”Ned McKendry has got a bit of talent, he’s a really fast runner … You’ve got to watch Nick D’Arcy, he gets a bit toey when he plays touch footy.”To view a photo gallery of the game, please click on the link below:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/gallery/gallery-e6freye9-1226307339188?page=9 The swimmers aren’t the only ones that have been enjoying Touch Football, with former Miss Universe Australia, Rachael Finch, helping her Touch Football team to grand final victory in Sydney recently. “Thank you for all the good luck messages for our game today, we won our grand final 5-3! Tough game. Sore knee. So happy!!!” Finch said on Twitter. To read a story on Finch’s Touch Football team in Sydney Confidential earlier this month, please click on the link below:http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspxlast_img read more

Australia proves too strong in Men’s Opener

first_imgThe Australian Men’s Open team impressed on day one of the 2016 Trans Tasman Series, with a six touchdown win over New Zealand, 13-7. Both teams started strongly, with Scott Buckley and Reihana Soutar-Finch trading touchdowns in the opening exchanges to lock the game up at 1-all early. Rob Nakhla scored soon after for Australia, before Soutar-Finch hit back for his second touchdown of the game.Australia then went to another level, scoring four touchdowns in five minutes, with touchdowns to Buckley, Matt Prowse, Pete Norman and Lachlan Pierce, to take a 6-2 lead New Zealand hit back soon after through Ngarohi Black, and when Soutar-Finch scored his third touchdown of the half the home side were back within two touchdowns. The Australians went to the half-time break with a two touchdown lead, 6-4. Whatever Australian coach Tony Trad said to the team at half-time must have worked, with his side scoring five of the next six touchdowns to stamp their authority on the game. Captain Nick Good scored in the second minute, before Black scored his second of the match in the next set for the Kiwis.  Nakhla had his second not long after, before Daniel Barton, Ben Moylan and Shaun Francis scored to give Australia a handy 11-6 lead. New Zealand’s Connah Pamatatau was next to score, while Jordan Marshall-King replied one minute later to score his first Men’s Open touchdown against New Zealand. Shanan Tomuri put the Kiwis within five touchdowns, before Buckley continued his strong performance, scoring his hat trick with just minutes remaining. Australia proved too strong on day one with a 13-7 win and will be hopeful of a series win tomorrow when they play at 3.30pm (NZST). The victory gave the Australians three wins on day one following the Mixed and Women’s wins earlier in the day.FINAL SCORE: Australia 13 (Buckley 3, Nakhla 2, Prowse, Norman, Pierce, Good, Barton, Moylan, Francis, Marshall-King) defeated New Zealand 7 (Soutar-Finch 3, Black 2, Pamatatau, Tomuri). Related LinksMen’s Match Reportlast_img read more