School's out for a touch of footy fun
By BOB ANTHONY
SCHOOL was out for more than 300 Year 7 and 8 students taking part in the inaugural Murwillumbah Touch Football/NSW Touch Association high schools tournament yesterday at Brothers Leagues Club.
The tournament attracted teams from 30 schools from both sides of the border, with about 20 from the Tweed. Each school submitted a team of students from Years 7 and 8, playing five games in a round-robin format. In the girls' division, it became an all-Tweed affair, with Kingscliff High downing Tweed River High 2-0 in a close match.
The boys' division saw Kingscliff High up against Coombabah High in a game which went into extra time.
Playing a drop-off elimination, with each side losing a player until one scored, Kingscliff triumphed with both teams down to only three players each.
The two Kingscliff schools now progress through to the NSW state championships at Walls End near Newcastle in October.
The Murwillumbah Touch Footy Association is holding its junior sign-on tonight at Brothers Leagues club from 5pm.