Tweed to tackle Kiwis

THE Kiwis are coming and the South Tweed Touch Football Association is ready and waiting.

The New Zealand Sharks Touch Football organisation are in Australia to play against the South Queensland Sharks in an inaugural Trans-Tasman touch footy tournament at Owen Park, Southport on Saturday but before the Kiwis will play warm-up matches against South East Queensland groups.

Tthey played Palm Beach last night and tonight they play Redlands before taking on South Tweed tomorrow night at Dave Burns Field.

South Tweed Touch president Tom Dinsey said the matches would provide local representative sides with valuable experience against what has been described as a “red-hot outfit”.

Tomorrow's games will be between 12-and-under girls and boys, 14s girls and boys, 16s boys, 18s girls and boys, open men and women, over-35s women and over-45s men.

The senior sides will be made up from a combination of South Tweed and Bilambil players.

The games get underway from 5.30pm (DST) with the last games played at 7.30pm.

“Apart from our players meeting a new challenge form the Kiwis, the games will also give the visitors a good hitout before they play their three-game series in each age group against South Queensland on Saturday,” Dinsey said.

“We encourage everyone to come along and cheer the locals on against the New Zealanders tomorrow night.”

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