Team with Midas touch wins Casuarina Cup
'THAT'S Da Paka' showed the Midas touch in the Casuarina Cup on Saturday, with everything they touched turning to tries in the annual touch football carnival.
Nobody could lay a hand on the newly crowned champions, who cruised through the group stages and into the final to easily account for Honey Badgers 4-2.
“The competitive teams are improving and becoming faster each year,” event organiser Julie Purcell said.
“It was the biggest Casuarina Cup ever, and a real success.”
A record 55 teams saw almost 2000 players taking to the Casuarina Beach Rugby Club grounds, with some making the trip from as far away as Toowoomba in the north and Grafton in the south.
“All the Brisbane teams keep returning because of the stunning location and fun times had,” Purcell said.
“Next year we definitely expect to have more than 60 teams.”
And Caba United will be back to fight it out again next year, after the defending champions were bundled out of this year's comp in the semi-final stages.
While That's Da Paka won the competitive men's division, 2Sharp were just that in the competitive women's decider, out-classing Katchaglimpse 4-1.
In the competitive mixed final Sex Panther stalked On the Gas until a final explosion allowed the felines to steal a late 4-3 triumph, while in the masters (over-40s) Thundercats were not go, losing to Logan Village 4-3.
Meanwhile, in the men's social event, Haunted edged out Thirsty Dogs 5-4, before On the Gas All-Stars proved too strong for Not Even Ow in the mixed social final, downing them 6-3.
With another success on their hands, organisers say the Cas Cup will definitely return next year.