Tweed girls show touch of class
A GROUP of Tweed girls are keeping in touch with their representative ambitions thanks to selection in the Northern Eagles regional touch football side to contest the NSW championships later this month.
The girls, who have all been playing in the Tweed Coast Raiders Junior Touch Football Competition, are part of the under-14 side which will travel to Wollongong on March 24 and 25 to represent the northern region.
Taylor Telling, Bronte Rowston, Brooke Middleton, Brittany Telling and Tahlia Short have trained with the team in Ballina as well as working as a group on the Tweed Coast.
According to junior touch football association president Les Patience, the girls' selection was a credit to them for their enthusiasm and dedication to the sport.
"Some of these girls have been playing touch since they were 10, and their inclusion in the rep side is not just great for them but also for our competition.
"They are giving other youngsters inspiration to go on in the sport."
Another Tweed girl who has gained selection in the Northern Eagles squad is Petrina Geeves, who has been named in the under-16 squad.
The NSW championships will bring together more than 12 groups from around NSW, including several teams from the greater Sydney metropolitan area.
The Tweed Coast touch competition breaks over winter before resuming again in September at the Tweed Coast Raiders grounds.