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Ballerz, P-Dub succeed in 2020 Stafford Winter Season

Stafford Winter Season
Stafford Mixed

Ballerz have won their third mixed division title in a row with a hard fought 7-4 win over One Kick Wonders on Wednesday.

The experience of the Ballerz’ core group of players proved the difference as they overcame a fast-start by One Kick Wonder’s Rep players.

Corey Pocock starred for his green and white team as he crossed for three tries, including the first inside the opening five minutes.

Newly crowned Sharks Rep player Mason Hasselmeyer also proved pivotal in the middle as a link man in attack.

The onslaught was quickly nullified with two quick tries to Sharks Mens coach Ben Hayes.

The return of former Rep captain Jess Sleep helped sure up the middle and gift Hayes his second try in three minutes with a spilt on the goal line.

They extended their lead shortly after with Ballerz captain Jake Coolwell crossing to end the half.

The momentum remained with the reigning champions to start the half with Coolwell setting up Zac Jane for his first try.

Pocock nabbed his third try in a swift hit back on a long-range grubber to himself.

As both teams began to show signs of fatigue, a critical professional foul penalty was awarded Ballerz way after Ben Hayes was contacted in a try scoring situation.

The call would result in One Kick Wonders playing a man down for five sets.

Despite the disadvantage, the challengers would remain strong and withstand Ballerz’ first attacking set.

The six-player attack of One Kick Wonders would force a surprise repeat set to soak up some time with the ball.

A poor end of set gifted Ballerz with great field position and some momentum as they capitalised through Jeff O’Connor to extend their side’s lead to 5-3.

The return to seven players on the field saw Corey Pocock spring to life as he sent Mason Hasselmeyer over for his first points.

Jake Coolwell quickly hit back before Jeff O’Conner crossed for his second in the dying stages to ice the win.

One Kick Wonders : Stafford Mixed

Ballerz: Ben Hayes (2), Jake Coolwell (2), Jeff O’Connor (2), Zac Jane
One Kick Wonders:
Corey Pocock (3), Mason Hasselmeyer
Player of the match:
Ben Hayes


Stafford Mens – Division 1

P-Dub have overcome long-time rivals Joeys in a fast-paced Mens final.

Sharks Rep speedster Sam Gadsby broke the game wide open inside the first five minutes with a try and an assist to set up Luke Murray.

The red-hot P-Dub side would extend their lead to three at the 10-minute mark through Gadsby to open up Joeys biggest deficit of the season.

The head-strong boys in purple bounced back through Matthew Allen after some honest words in the moments leading up to it.

Rookie Matt Beard crossed for Joeys second to breath new life into the contest as half time approached.

Prolific try scorer Kyle Foxwell pounced on a short kick to take P-Dub to a 4-2 lead heading into the break.

With both teams constricted in a tight huddle, the match was set up for one of the most competitive second halves to date.

Corey Pocock broke the shackles with a long range grubber to bring the scores to within one.

Some wild end-to-end footy ensured with a battle for the ruck and field possession.

Two-time Rep player Matt O’Brien hit back with a try of his own, before Luke Murray jumped on a fortuitous bounce in the in-goal for P-Dub to scoot out to a 6-3 lead.

Pocock brought the game to within two points with his second try as time became the enemy.

With both teams out on their feet, P-Dub sealed a momentous victory as time elapsed to claim their seventh mens title.

Joeys: 2020 Stafford Winter
P-Dub: Sam Gadsby (2), Luke Murray (2), Kyle Foxwell, Matt O’Brien
Joeys:
Corey Pocock (2), Matthew Allen, Matt Beard
Player of the Match:
Sam Gadsby



Stafford Mens Division 2

Beer Pressure secured a 2-0 victory in the mens division two final over newcomers Hip Thrusters.

Player of the match Lachlan O’Keefe was a key cog in the Beer Pressure attack as he crossed for the only points of the game.

Both teams had their chances with Hip Thrusters going close on numerous occasions.

Well done to Beer Pressure. Outstanding job by Hip Thrusters to make the final in their first season at Stafford.

Beer Pressure: Lachlan O’Keefe (2)
Hip Thrusters: –
Player of the Match:
Lachlan O’Keefe

A big thanks to our team sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria and Grill’d Chermside.

Spring season at Stafford kicks-off on Wednesday, October 7th. This unique season will be a shortened seven week/eight game season due to three weeks of State of Origin in November.

Registrations are now open

Stafford Winter season team photos

2020 Taringa Autumn Champs; Next-Gen Untouchables, Mike Hunt

Taringa Autumn Champs
In a Taringa Autumn season disrupted by COVID-19, two teams in each of their respective divisions stood out from the rest.

Division one stalwarts Next-Gen Untouchables and Kickaholics faced off in their fourth consecutive Taringa grand final.

It was a case of last man standing with a number of core players from both teams missing through injury and other commitments.

While Mike Hunt, boosted by the inclusion of a number of new players post-COVID, finished the fixture rounds level pegging with division 2 specialists Best Friends.

Key Stats
Dominant Untouchables’ Ted Doggett, Anthony Martin and Matt McIver all finished the season inside the top five in tries scored.

Kickaholics’ Trent Gossner lead the way for his team with 9, while ladies duo Chloe Storm (8) and Eliza Mooney (8) helped guide their side to the final.

LIVIN top try scorer Caolan Geraghty notched up a monster 25 tries in seven games as Mike Hunt averaged over 9 points per game during fixtures.

Best Friends on the other hand boasted the top assist leaders in their division with Tigers Rep stars Lachlan Brennan (7) and Riley Wagner (6).

The former absence for the final in what was a massive blow.

 

Dynamic Duo
The stage was set for two of the most gripping grand finals to date. Injuries, COVID and a disrupted season appeared to level the playing field.

This ice-cool train of thought was shattered by two individuals in Teddy Doggett and Toby Campbell.

The pair took the game away from their opponent with traditional touch football moves which caught out some sluggish middle defenders.

To put it into perspective, both Ted Doggett and Toby Campbell recorded four try assists.

Both assisted one try to each of their team’s other try scorers. Both men also scored early in the match.

The performance of both playmakers provided little contrast between the matches and showcased some supreme talent and often at times freakish skill.

Elsewhere we had slicing tries to Next-Gen Untouchables Jim Finn, while Mike Hunt captain Julian Cullen-Arthurs and Caolan Geraghty recorded superb individual tries from long range.

Tigers Rep Logo. Taringa Autumn SeasonTigers Rep Contingent
The South Brisbane Tigers will look to secure their first tournament win this October.

The Mens team has reached the finals on three occasions, only to fall short of victory. Most notably in 2017 which they lost in extra time.

The Tigers’ mixed team will be looking to build on a promising last two years with a handful of players retained over the period.

This year’s team will boast 13 players from last Tuesday’s grand final teams.

Next-Gen Untouchables: Matt McIver, Anthony Martin (mens). Tammy Haydock, Sarah Martin (mixed).
Kickaholics Anonymous: Eliza Mooney, Trent Gossner, Kirk Barber, David Sercombe (mixed).
Mike Hunt: Ethan Menchin, Caolan Geraghty, Emmie Folan-Murphy (mixed).
Best Friends: Lachlan Brennan, Riley Wagner (mixed).

Full teams will be announced in early September.
The 2020 Rep Cup is set to take place at Taringa on Sunday, October 18th.

Taringa Autumn Season Runners Up

Autumn Season Finalists, Best Friends (white), Kickaholics Anonymous (blue)

Next-Gen Untouchables def Kickaholics Anonymous 9-1
Next-Gen: Teddy Doggett (4), Luke Dudgell (2), Jim Finn (2), Anthony Martin.
Kickaholics: Isaac Mobbs.
Player of the match: Ted Doggett.
Best and Fairest: Isaac Mobbs.

Mike Hunt def Best Friends 9-0
Mike Hunt: Ethan Menchin (2), Daniel Hewett (2), Caolan Geraghty (2), Julian Cullen-Arthurs (2), Toby Campbell.
Player of the match: Toby Campbell.
Best and Fairest: Josh Small.

A big thanks to our grand final sponsors Arriverderci Pizzeria and Newstead Remedial Massage. Spring season kicks-off at Taringa on Tuesday, September 1st. Registrations are open.

Autumn/Winter season team photos

LGMs, Ballerz succeed in 2020 Stafford Summer Season.

Lgms, Ballerz
LGMs have won their second consecutive Mens competition with a 8-5 win over rivals Joeys on Wednesday night.

In perfect conditions, the defending champions were the hunted, however it was the men in purple who stuck first.

Under the weight of possession and field position, LGMs Representative star Jesse Ripley crossed first on the back of a Joeys’ error.

The momentum stayed with the title holders with Joeys giving away multiple infringements in their own half.

Captain Jackson Paton stepped through some broken defence to give his team their second try.

The theme of the first half continue with the challengers giving away cheap field possession as it put increasing pressure on their goal line.

Danger-man Dean Saxvik quickly capitalised by kicked for himself to notch up LGM’s third try.

It took until 15 minutes for Joeys to receive an attacking opportunity in their opponent’s 10m zone.

With the first touch, Mason Hasselmeyer stepped past two defenders after a ruck and split to get his side on the board.

On the stroke of halftime, LGMs wrestled back momentum with Billy Robertson putting Alex Chapman away down the left touch line to extend the lead to 4-1.

Joeys started the second half in the worst possible way, with the opening kick-off going out on the full.

On the insuring set, Billy Robertson sliced through some feeble defence to push the lead out to four.

Five minutes into the second half, LGMs gave away just their second repeat set and Ben Hayes’ Joeys took advantage.

Blues’ speedster Corey Pocock kicked through to score his side’s second. On their next possession, Jayden Turnbull dived over for his first to bring the scores to 5-3.

The final ten minutes, the game began to open up with plenty end-to-end play as the teams traded points.

Jackson Paton would get his side back on top first, kicking for himself inside Joeys’ 10.

Best and Fairest Mason Hasselmeyer spotted a tired offside defender and slid over for his second.

Jake Richards scored on the wing off a Jesse Ripley pass, while Joey’s Jayden Turnbull scooted over with the assist from Tristan Bell-Blissner.

Brayden Barrett iced the game with three minutes remaining to end a chaotic period.

LGMs secured a famous Mens victory over Joeys. Well done boys.

Joeys. LGMs, Ballerz Succeed

LGMs: Jackson Paton(2), Jesse Ripley, Dean Saxvik , Alex Chapman, Billy Robertson, Jake Richards, Brayden Barrett.
Joeys: Mason Hasselmeyer (2), Jayden Turnbull (2), Corey Pocock.
Best and Fairest: Mason Hasselmeyer.
Player of the Match: Jesse Ripley.


Ballerz overcame a fast finishing One Kick Wonders side to secure their second mixed competition win in as many seasons.

Going into the match as heavy favourites, the defending premiers put the team of green and yellow on notice early.

Ben Hayes broke through the middle defence before putting a kick in to score and get Ballerz on the board first.

Player of the match Brayden Barrett extended his side’s lead shortly after with a kick of his own.

The momentum of the match quickly changed with One Kick Wonders exploiting multiple repeat sets.

Matt Beard was prolific with the boot as he kicked for himself to score.

The same name would appear on the score sheets moments later as he repeated his first effort.

A mid-field wrestle of possession encapsulated the next period of the match with numerous end-to-end sets.

A perfectly placed chip and chase from Brayden Barrett pushed Ballerz ahead for the second time in the match.

With momentum firmly with the mixed title holders, it was only a matter of minutes before Jake Proctor sliced through to record his side’s fourth try.

Ballerz’ Jeff O’Connor gave his side an imposing 5-2 lead with 10 minutes to go after clutching a deft kick to score.

To One Kick Wonders’ credit, they drove the ball downfield on their next possession and almost scored through Corey Pocock

That man would feature heavily in his side’s next possession, following a seven touch set as he sent Nathaniel Wright over in the corner.

The match began to heat up for the challengers as they would stretch the field on their sets in possession, while Ballerz played conservatively.

One Kick’s aggressiveness in attack paid off with Corben White pounding on a loose ball in the in-goal, following a repeat sets inside Ballerz’ 20 metre zone.

For the first time in the match, the game play turned frantic.

Ballerz held a slender one-point lead and tried to shed their conservative ways, while One Kick Wonders had all the momentum as they got a sniff at victory.

Numerous long-range kicks saw some high-risk, high-reward play with neither team submitting.

On One Kick’s final possession, they drove 40 metres before throwing the ball out of play on touch four – a true summary of their performance.

Ballerz held on for their second consecutive Stafford mixed division one victory.

One Kick Wonders. LGMs, Ballerz Succeed

Ballerz: Brayden Barrett (2), Ben Hayes, Jake Proctor, Jeff O’Connor
One Kick Wonders: Matt Beard (2), Nathaniel Wright, Corben White
Best and Fairest: Mason Hasselmeyer
Player of the match: Brayden Barrett

 


Soup A-stars took out the mixed 2 grand final with an 8-5 win over Slappers.

Well done to our LIVIN top try scorers
Mens: Jesse Ripley (14)
Mixed Guys: Corey Pocock (16), Brayden Barrett (16)
Mixed Girls: Eliza Mooney (11), Chloe Storm (11)

Congrats to our Range Brewing Assist champions
Mens: Joe Warren (7)
Mixed: Jake Coolwell (12)

A special thanks to our grand final sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria, Newstead Remedial Massage and GYG Chermside.

Next season kicks-off at Stafford from July 29th.

Carseldine will resume following COVID-19 on Monday, July 27th. Registrations are open for both Carseldine and Stafford competitions.

Take on the champions, LGMs and Ballerz! Sign up now! 

Team photos via Facebook

Carseldine re-boots following first wave of COVID-19

Carseldine
The hugely popular Carseldine competition returns from Monday, July 27th.

As part of the Queensland Government’s Urban Village development, the new fields boast multi-million dollar facilities, including LED lights, toilets, change rooms, outdoor seating areas and the fields.

The venue has been a home of Kick It Touch Football since the end of 2016.

Successful competitions on both Monday and Wednesday evenings helped boost the involvement of sport in the local community.

The venue on Beams Road also played host to the 2016/2017 Cash Tournaments and 2018 State of Origin match.

As our Carseldine competition consolidated and moved to Stafford on a Wednesday night as the 12-month re-development project through 2019.

We now have the luxury to call the venue home once again.

So join us this July/August as we re-boot our Carseldine competition on Monday nights.

Play the closest social touch footy to Rugby League and enjoy the fun, social atmosphere of our sport.

Team registrations are open until Friday, August 14th. Individuals are also welcome to sign up and join an exisiting team.

For full competition details and our COVID safe plan, please visit our Carseldine venue page.

Take a look at the Community event in February to open the brand new fields.

The Great Roadmap: Returning to competition in July

Roadmap Kickit Touch Football

The impact COVID-19 has been felt right across the nation and none more so than the sporting industry.

With many sporting groups shutting their doors from the start of March, the sector has laid dormant for more than two months, KickIt Touch Football included.

A monumental 8.4 million adults and 3 million kids who play or enjoy the associated benefits of health and well being have been impacted.

Friday, May 8th the Queensland Government detailed a roadmap to easing restrictions across the state with sport and community groups included.

Under the proposed roadmap, some community sport would resume from June 12th with contact sports from July 10th, provided active cases and community spread remains low-to-nil.

This could see Kickit resume its competitions following the implementation of stage three easing of restrictions.

In other words, we could kick-off at Taringa and Stafford as early as July 15th and 16th respectively.

Studies suggest that the risks involved in outdoor sport are incredibly low compared to other means of life.

With the safety of all Kickit players and staff in mind, there will be a host of education or practical measures to ensure that the risks involved with (contact) sport remain as low as possible.


Roadmap to a new standard

Our number one priority is ensuring the health and well being of our players and staff.

The landscape of Kickit is set to change with a host of new procedures to ensure proper hygiene and social distancing.

Under guidance from the Australian Institute of Sport, a number of measures outlined below will become the new standard at all Kickit Touch Football venues and events.
Measures & Strategy

The players:

– Contact tracing of all players at Kickit (sign on arriving at venue, sign out leaving venue).

– Players are encouraged to be prepared before they arrive at the venue to limit use of change rooms (when applicable).

– Players must maintain social distancing (1.5m) when not playing.

– A hand sanitise station will be readily available under the Kickit marquee at all venues.

– Players must wash hands before and after games at the hand sanitiser station or in the toilet/change room facilities.

– Teams will be spaced out before, during and after games in allotted zones (see below) to maintain an acceptable level of social distancing.

– Handshakes and high fives should be avoided.
Three cheers (via team captain), clapping, waving, namaste, smiling, a thumbs up or shaka are all legitimate alternatives.

– Players and teams are to limit to unnecessary social gatherings when not playing.

– Players and teams are strongly encouraged to leave the venue following their game.

– Players or staff who present flu-like symptoms will not be permitted at the grounds.

– Parents or other spectators may attend games however will be limited to one per person/per family and must maintain social distancing from all players at the venue.

– No sharing of drink bottles or towels.

– Players are strongly encouraged to bring their own football to warm up. We will have new Kickit branded footballs available for purchase when the Kickit Shop launches next week.

The Staff: 
– Balls and other heavily used equipment will be washed at the end of each night.

– Venue specific isolation areas will be designated should a player or staff member become unwell while at the venue.

– Educational signage will be clearly visible at all venues where necessary.

– All of the above measures will be enforced and controlled by all staff members.


Current competitions & social distancing

Exisiting competitions will resume as per normal with start dates to be confirmed by mid-June.

As per the venue diagrams below, we will be spacing out teams to ensure social distancing is maintained when not playing.

> Taringa (Tuesday, July 14th) will resume from week four of the competition with all results, standings and individual statistics continuing.

We understand some players and teams may not be able to continue due to COVID-19, as a result will be outlining a host of incentives to help get teams and individuals back to sport. (see below)

Team registrations will remain open for the first two weeks when we resume at Taringa. New teams may be required to play a couple of catch up games. Discounts may be available. Express your interest here.

Taringa Venue Roadmap. Kickit Touch Football

Roadmap: Social distancing model at Jack Cook Memorial Park.

Taringa teams will required to remain in the warm up zones until the start of their match. Playing teams will set up on the outside sidelines of their field with the middle cricket pitch area cordoned off and reserved for referees only.

 

> Stafford (Wednesday, July 15th) will resume and lead straight into semi finals with all results and standings continuing for the finals two weeks of the season.

The top four mens and top eight mixed teams will play the finals matches.

Stafford will start a new season immediately (without a break) following grand final week (and play 12 weeks straight).

Team registrations are open. New or incoming teams have the option to play all 12 weeks when we return.

Team fees for new teams will be amended as required. Express your interest here.

Stafford Venue Roadmap. Kickit Touch Football

Roadmap: Social distancing model at Gibson Park.

Stafford teams will be required to stay in the warm up zones until the start of their match. Playing teams will set up on the outside sidelines of their field.

 

> Carseldine (Monday, July 27th) competition will re-start from week one after completing one round of fixtures prior to COVID-19. Standings and individual statistics will be voided.

Players and teams who participated in round one prior to the season being postponed, will not be charged.

Team registrations are open for Carseldine. Exisiting team captains will be notified of a start date the venue layout shortly. Express your interest here.

 

> Taringa (Sunday, August 9th) is scheduled for a start in late August. Team registrations are open to everyone willing to give Touch Football a go. Multi-team discounts are available. Express your interest here.

 

> The 2020 Representative Cup and 2020 LIVIN Charity Shield are scheduled for later in the year and will follow similar measures to ensure health and safety of all players involved.

> Toowoomba (Monday, late July).

All team captains all be contacted with a full list of measures and competition updates soon.


Roadmap: Get back to social sport!

Calling out to all past Kickit teams!

Numerous Rugby League competitions may of been cancelled, but that isn’t the end for 2020.

Play the closest social Touch Football to Rugby League and fall in love with Kickit.

Show your support and register a team – get back to touch football, get back to community sport!


We understand that everyone is doing it tough and will continue to slug it out long after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

This is why we will be putting a freeze on season fees over the winter and spring months.

Is cash an issue?
Don’t give up playing, just give up some of your time.

Be the ref | Roadmap to kick-off | Kickit Touch Football

Roadmap: Become a referee today!

We’ll be rolling out a referee incentive scheme aimed to help players work off their player fees over the course of the season.

Players may opt to just run the sideline or become an on-field referee with even more benefits.

Best of all, each and every referee gets paid for the games they ref.

Just keen for some fitness? We welcome any new referee or current player who would like to challenge themselves with the whistle in hand. Visit our referee sign-on.


We’re all in this together

You’ve heard the words ‘we’re all in this together’ echoed across screens for the last two months and perhaps it is most true right now.

As restrictions start to ease and the lives of many start to move forward, now more than ever we need maintain diligence and common sense when it comes to the health and safety of others.

The Queensland Government’s roadmap provides sensible and gradual steps to a COVID recovery that will reconnect our community but only if we do the right thing.

To fail here, we will regress on the easing of restrictions and stage 3 will be postponed.

While many things may happen between now and July 10th, we’re excited for what the future holds.

We hope you join us on the field when we return.

Stay up to date with all the information from our roadmap via our website.
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