Misfits, Dodgers take out LIVIN charity Tournament
Misfits are the NEW LIVIN charity tournament champions after defeating Kickaholics Anonymous in a gutsy 3-0 performance on Sunday.
Representing the Toowoomba mixed competition, Misfits started out strong drawing their first two matches against Troopers and Bornlosers.
A third round pool match win against Burners and a 5-2 mixed/mens demolition of Dodgers secured their place in the top 4 as the second highest seeded team.
New South Wales Origin star Beau Hess backed up his Wednesday night performance with a four-try effort, while vice captain Racheal Parker notched up a couple of tries.
Kickaholics Anonymous stayed red-hot through the day going undefeated throughout the pool matches to finish on top of the ladder heading into finals.
Maroons’ captain Jess Sleep combined for two tries and two try assists, while Blues representative Isaac Mobbs and Bailey Cordery scored 3 tries of their own.
The third annual Kick It LIVIN charity tournament took place at Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa with a close-nit community feel featuring LIVIN co-founder Casey Lyons.
The goal was to raise awareness and vital funds for mental health and depression. Together with LIVIN, we can help kick the stigma associated with this debilitating disease one game at a time. Speak out. Nobody suffers alone.
A special thanks go to Ciaron from Cattledogs who organised a raffle at short-notice with all ticket sales donated back to LIVIN.
Tx #39 – Dan Caruana (Cobras)
Tx #69 – Camilla Williams (Burners)
Thank you to our event partners, Arrivederci Pizzeria, Grill’d and Share Story.
We look forward to a bigger and better 2019 LIVIN charity tournament!
In their first Kick It Touch tournament, Dodgers’ showcased some solid traditional touch footy skills, speed and savvy defence as they defeated 2017 champions Spartans in their opening pool match.
2017 runners up Beau Knows were their next victim with a classy and hard-fought 3-2 win in trying conditions.
Playing a man down, Dodgers would go on to draw against mixed finalists Kickaholics Anonymous 5-5 before falling to Misfits 5-2 in the final pool match.
The Spartans endured a similar fate, losing just one pool match to finish second on for and against.
Mens top try scorer and Spartans’ captain Ben scored five of this team’s 13 tries. Beau Knows’ Christian Kereszteny and Nek Set’s Shaun Wickham finished the day tied on 5 tries.
The mens grand final would be a repeat of this morning’s mens match between Dodgers and Spartans.
Some tough rucking and rock-solid defence ensured some fiery and gutsy play.
The opportunistic Dodgers capitalised on a multitude of errors by Spartans’ to secure a 2-1 victory.
Thank you to everyone for their involvement in the 2018 LIVIN Charity tournament.
See you again next year!