Yass 30th Touch Knockout at Walker Park

BEFORE TRAINING: Some of the Goulburn Touch Association representative squad members  before training on Wednesday evening in preparation for this weekend's Yass Knockout competition. Photo: Darryl Fernance
BEFORE TRAINING: Some of the Goulburn Touch Association representative squad members before training on Wednesday evening in preparation for this weekend's Yass Knockout competition. Photo: Darryl Fernance

Goulburn Touch Association is sending an Open men’s team an open women’s team and a mixed side to the two day Yass Touch Knockout Carnival this weekend.

Goulburn Touch Association president Kevin Kara, who has been at virtually all the Yass Touch Knockout Carnivals said he is disappointed to miss the 30th anniversary competition. He does have a good reason. Many family and friends, some from the land of the long white cloud, will be joining him to celebrate Kevin’s 60th birthday on Saturday night.

Kara said that Goulburn’s teams this year are the youngest the association has fielded at the popular annual event. “They have pretty good skill levels but up against some of the experienced teams they will have to think quickly and it will be a learning event,” he said. “Many of this year’s squad have never played at a senior carnival before but I am sure they will enjoy the experience and learn from it.”

Held on the Australia Day long weekend, with almost 1,200 competitors, the Yass Touch Knockout weekend event is not to be missed!

The annual Yass Touch Football Knockout, last year had 104 teams participate, which meant there were eight divisions - two Women's divisions; three Men's divisions and three Mixed divisions.

Competitors come from all over Australia, New Zealand, Japan, England this year from Singpore for the biggest and best touch knockout competition which makes this the largest touch knockout tournament in Australia.

The Goulburn mixed team will be playing the Singaporean mixed representative side on Saturday.