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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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COVID-19: All KickIt competitions until July

COVID-19 KickIt Ball
KickIt has suspended all Brisbane and Toowoomba competitions effective immediately in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Following a review of operations and preventative measures it has been concluded that it is in best interests of all players and staff that we eliminate all risk involved with playing touch football during this trying time.

The health and wellbeing of all those involved with Kickit is our highest priority.

We will continue monitor the advice of the Australian Government, Department of Health and the World Health Organisation.

No current season will be cancelled. All competitions will be postponed and will continue when we return.

Following Easter will re-assess our competitions and every fortnight after as required.

Upcoming Kickit competitions and events

Taringa Sunday
Express your interest 
Our Taringa Sunday afternoon competition is a 10-week mens and mixed competition. We’ll be aligning with a couple of local businesses to create a laidback, Sunday session vibe for the players and teams. Individual and team expression of interests are welcome.

Carseldine MondayExpress your interest 
Be one of the first to use the brand new multi-million dollar fields at Carseldine. Mens and mixed team registrations are open. Individuals are welcome.

Taringa Tuesday – Express your interest 
We are only a couple of weeks into our Tuesday competition at Taringa. Mixed team registrations are open. Spots are limited to two teams. Get in quick.

Stafford Wednesday – Express your interest 
Summer season at Stafford will be postponed until further notice. Express your interest in a special 12-week season when we return to stafford! Mens and mixed spots available.

Toowoomba MondayExpress your interest
Mixed team spots are still available.

2020 State of Origin – June 24th
The annual Kick It State of Origin match is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 24th at Stafford. This will remain as per program until we receive more clarity on the likelihood of our competitions returning.

2020 LIVIN Charity Shield
Our annual Kickit LIVIN Charity Shield will be postponed until Sunday, November 1st. Carseldine will play host to the annual charity event.

 

We’re giving COVID-19 the Kick! Be sure to follow our social media channels for competition updates and loads of Kickit action! We’ll also be doing some cross-promotion with our sponsors during the downtime.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us or your venue manager.

Coronavirus update: Games will go ahead | March 16-19th

COVID-19 kickit. Coronavirus.
Kick It Touch competitions at Carseldine, Stafford, Taringa and Toowoomba will proceed in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

We will continue to monitor information from the Australian Department of Health and World Health Organisation. Playing sport is not considered a substantial risk at this point in time.

Over the coming nights there will be a number of preventative measures and recommendations implemented to ensure the safety of all players.

 

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus.

Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly.

There is strong evidence that it spreads person to person. Good hygiene can prevent infection.

 

Measures at Kick It venues
– Players are strongly encouraged to wash their hands before and after games in the designated toilets, change rooms or wash sinks. Liquid hand wash and alcohol wipes will be readily available. Hand sanitiser may be available at the Kick It marquee.

– Players are encouraged to bring a spare shirt or top to change into following their match to avoid any possible transmission from their jerseys. Wash jerseys on a warm wash.

– End of game handshakes are optional. Alternatively teams may cheers their opposition at the conclusion of their match.

– Players who have flu-like symptoms or are unwell are strongly recommended to stay away from the venue until they have been advised to do so by a medical professional.

– To best track positive cases, team captains must contact their venue manager should a current player contract the virus.

 

Upcoming competitions and events
Taringa Sunday
(April 5th)
Our Taringa Sunday afternoon competition set to start on April 5th remains on. Registrations are open to mens and mixed teams or individuals looking to join a team. 

 

Stafford Wednesday Autumn (April 8th)
Autumn season at Stafford is as per program, weather permitting. Mens and mixed team registrations are open.

 

LIVIN Charity Event (Mid-May)
Our annual LIVIN Charity Shield will be postponed until early November. Carseldine will play host to the annual charity event.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us or your venue manager.

Taringa Summer final sees Next-Gen Untouchables, Ball Fondlers triumph

Next-Gen Untouchables, Ball Fondlers Taringa Summer Season
Next-Gen Untouchables have survived a frantic 9-minute extra time period to defeat Kickaholics Anonymous in the division one final at Taringa on Tuesday.

Aided by the return of Gerard Martin and Matt McIver, the duo combined to score the winning points and secure their side’s second consecutive title.

After dropping back to three players, it took a fortuitous cross kick by Martin to find space on the far sideline for McIver to tip-toe the dead ball line to touch down.

The final marked the third time these two teams have met and the sixth time since May last year with one point separating them on each occasion.

The quality of footy was tipped to be high and it showed early on with some end-to-end rucking to gain vital field position.

While the opportunities were scarce, the work-rate of the middles was crucial.

Player of the match Kirk Barber was relentless in defence as he showcased his non-stop attitude, while Untouchables’ Antony Martin echoed the same mentality.

Kickaholics were the first to slip up with an error in the the sixth minute of the match.

The flood gates opened with three errors in the space of one minute, despite Untouchables having the best field position of the game.

The game started to open up in the middle with Kickaholics driving the ball almost 60 metres on their rebound set.

While the challengers had a chance to jam the Untouchables’ attackers, it took just three straight rucks before a power play from 40m out.

Matt McIver started the movement, spotting numbers on the right edge to give to Gerard Martin, who kicked for himself to score from beyond 20.

Two possessions later and with a weight of possession, the team in green crossed for their second through a dump split from Luke Dudgell to captain Tammy Haydock.

Kickaholics fought back on their next possession with Eliza Mooney looked most dangerous with the ball, attacking the line with options either side.

Cam Hayes finished off the set by pouncing on a Trent Gossner grubber to get their side on the board.

With the game well and truely opening up, Lincoln Redgen capitalised on a grubber of his own two sets later to extend Untouchables lead to 4-1.

Back to back repeat sets gifted Kickaholics with ample opportunity on their opponents goal line with Isaac Toohey kicking for himself to score.

Hayes capitalised on the stroke of half time scooping up an Untouchables knock on to close the gap to 4-3.

Anticipation enveloped as both teams took the field for the second half, both eager to start on the right foot.

As the first half started, so did the second half with a strong work-rate of the middles and some conservative end-of-set plays.

A mass of possession on the goal line tested Untouchables’ defence on multiple occasions, only to hold strong.

With Gerard Martin at fullback, the short kicking game of Kickaholics was quashed, nullifying a number of players’ strengths.
Kickaholics Anonymous, Taringa Tuesday Summer Season.
Next-Gen struggled to find field possession as their opponent in blue started to turn the screws.

Their best territory came in the final five minute of the half with repeat sets gifting them time inside their opponent’s half.

A loose pass from Untouchables saw speedster Trent Gossner boot the ball down field to receive a room-service bounce and tie the match at 4-4.

As the final seconds ticked down, both teams were out on their feet.

Well done to both teams on a fantastic Taringa Summer division 1 grand final

Next-Gen Untouchables (5)
Tries: Gerard Martin, Tammy Haydock, Lincoln Redgen, Matt McIver
Assists: Luke Dudgell, Gerard Martin

Kickaholics Anonymous (4)
Tries: Cam Hayes (2), Trent Gossner, Isaac Toohey
Assists: Trent Gossner.

Player of the match: Kirk Barber
Best and Fairest: Matt McIver


Ball Fondlers, Taringa Tuesday Summer Season.

Ball Fondlers have won their second division two grand final in four seasons with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Best Friends.

The experienced Kick It side was hungry from the outset scoring two tries in the opening five minutes.

A dump split from Drew MacDonald to Ross Newton got Fondlers on the board early before a grubber from captain Lachlan Cuffe helped their side skip out to an early 2-0 lead.

Despite missing the mark on their first four possessions, Best Friends hit back through Riley Wagner.

The sheer weight of possession was telling as Ball Fondlers routinely set up camp on Best Friends’ goal line.

The newcomers finally cracked, and it took a perfect wrap play from Cuffe to Jack Blyth to push the lead out to 3-1.

As the players walked out to start the second half, Best Friends knew they were close enough, if good enough.

Key possessions from Lachlan Brennan and Josh Small aided in Best Friends wrestling back momentum as they looked to attack up the middle.

However, errors in crucial situations were their achilles heel.

Ball Fondlers were able to take their opportunity with Nick Buckley combining with Robbie Mazlin to extend their lead to 4-1.

With the pressure off, a late try to Harry Clem provided a spark but it was all in vain.

Well done to both teams on a great Taringa Summer Division 2 final.
Best Friends, Taringa Tuesday Summer Season.

Ball Fondlers (4)
Tries: Ross Newton, Lachlan Cuffe, Jack Blyth, Robbie Mazlin.
Assists: Drew MacDonald, Lachlan Cuffe, Nick Buckley.

Best Friends (2)
Tries: Riley Wagner, Harry Clem.

Player of the Match: Lachlan Cuffe.
Best and fairest: Riley Wagner.


Well done to our individual stat winners, plenty of whom played in their respective finals.

Taringa Summer LIVIN try legends.

 

Awesome work by our LIVIN Try legends, Matt McIver and Eliza Mooney. A special mention goes to our division 2 legend (not pictured) Lindsay Blair.

Mixed Guys top 3 – Lincoln Redgen (12) Jake Harding (11)
Mixed Girls top 3 – Tammy Haydock (6), Brooke Ploughmann (6)
Division 2 top 3 – Flynn Chiem (13), Daniel Badewitz (12)

 

 

Taringa Summer Range Assist champions.
Great effort by our Range Brewing Assist Champions, Matt McIver, Riley Wagner and Ross Newton.

Division 1 top 3 – Antony Tatkovic (7), Isaac Toohey, Gerard Martin, Tom Primmer, Corey Smith (6).
Division 2 Top 3 – Drew MacDonald, Toby Burke, Derek Tham, Mitchell Burns (4).

 

 

GYG 20/10 Champs, Taringa Summer

 

Well done to our GYG Indooroopilly and Toowong 20/10 champs John Kerr and Corey Smith. A special mention to Slap Happy’s Aaron Frasier who kicked two 20/10s during finals.

 

 

 

 

Taringa Summer season team photos.
Autumn season kicks-off at Taringa on Tuesday February 25th. Register your team now!

Carseldine returns Monday, March 16th | Sign Up Now

Carseldine 2020
The fields at Carseldine are back in action For the first time since November 2018.

Boasting a multi-million dollar complex upgrade featuring three fields and state-of-the-arc LED lighting, the new fields are the perfect venue to play Kick It.

Last Saturday we graced the fields as part of the Carseldine Village Community open day.

Stafford was put up against Taringa in an exhibition match for all of the 600-strong people in attendance to see.

While Stafford ran away with a 13-5 victory, Kick It was the real winner on the day.
View highlights

Carseldine Community Day, Stafford vs Taringa

Team registrations are open to mens and mixed sides as we look to get the competition back to its former glory.

Carseldine season details:
Date: Monday, March 16th
Address: The Green, Carseldine (532 Beams Road)
Divisions: Mens & Mixed
Cost: $795 per team (10 week season)
Game Times: 6:30/7:20/8:10pm
Kick It Fields: two

Individual sign ups are welcome as we look to fill incoming teams before week one. Visit the Register now page for more details.


2018 Season

A magnificent final 12 months at Carseldine prior to the re-development yielded nine different champions and over 20 teams each season.

It was a year for P-Dub who made all four mens grand finals and came away with two victories.

P-Dub Carseldine

Long serving rivals Beer Pressure finished the year off on a high, defeating P-Dub 4-3 in the final.

For now, they lay claim to the reigning Carseldine mens champions.

Ballerz ruled the roost in the mixed competition, cashing in on two grand finals wins during Summer and Autumn seasons.

They fell to a hungry Nek Set outfit during Winter season after an unbelievable 12-10 win in extra time.

Balls Deep capped off a stellar 2018 with multiple division two mixed titles in Summer and Spring seasons to bookend the year. Larrikins and Hawaii Try-O joined in the fun over the cooler months.

History in photos
Summer | Autumn | Winter | Spring

We look forward to an amazing 2020 at Carseldine featuring plenty of outstanding footy. The venue will also play host to the 2020 Rep Tournament in September.

Kick your 2020 up a notch and register now!

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