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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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Ballerz, LGMs Sublime in Stafford Spring

Ballers, LGMs Stafford Spring Season
LGMs have captured their first Stafford Mens premiership with an enthralling 4-1 victory over Beer Pressure on Wednesday night.

The win capped off an outstanding 2019 with LGMs finishing on top of the mens table in consecutive seasons.

Guarded by plenty of friends and family, the boys in purple took the field with a point to prove after being bundled out of last season’s semi-final in straight sets by summer champions P-Dub.

They didn’t have to wait long with LGM’s captain Jackson Paton pouncing on a short grubber to give his side their first points.

With scoreboard pressure applied, it was Beer Pressure who was able to wrestle back the momentum.

It was the same methodology that defeated autumn and winter mens champions Joeys in last week’s semi final.

A trademark backline move inside their opponents’ 15m came up with the goods with Luke Whitney crossing untouched in the corner.

Not through lack of trying, as each team had a flurry of try scoring chances and near misses.

Past and present Rep stars Will O’Keefe, Shaun O’Keefe, Jessie Ripley and Jackson Paton all lead the charge however came up empty handed at the break.

Beer Pressure - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring

The halftime team chat to start fast and score first worked for one team.

It took just 30 seconds for LGMs to post the first points of the second half and it came through Jesse Ripley.

The North Brisbane Sharks speedster grabbed a short kick-off, before evading three men to score.

In trying conditions and with a gusty breeze, short kick-offs and high kicks where the order of the game, however second attempt by Jackson Paton failed to reap the rewards of the opening kick.

Despite this, the momentum was well and truely with LGMs as the boys were strong without the ball, generating superb line speed and regularly rolling subs.

Best and Fairest Will O’Keefe looked most likely with his side’s only two line breaks of the second half.

But it was Jesse Ripley who made a line break of his own to score his second and extend his side’s lead to 3-1 with 10 minutes to go.

Billy Robertson put the icing on the cake minutes later with a great solo try to seal the impressive victory.

A special thanks to our grand final team sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria and Newstead Remedial Massage.

LGM’s will dine at Brisbane’s number one voted pizza while the boys from Beer Pressure each received a $30 gift card to ease the aches and pains.

Results
LGMs 4: Jesse Ripley (2), Jackson Paton, Billy Robertson
Beer Pressure 1: Luke Whitney
Best and Fairest – Will O’Keefe
Player of the Match – Jesse Ripley


LIVIN top try scorers - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring
Well done to our LIVIN top try scorers!

Each of our winners received some cool LIVIN merchandise.

Mens – Corey Pocock (23)
Mixed Div 1 – Adriano Gaile (17)
Mixed Div 2 – Corey Pocock (26)
Mixed Womens – Eliza Mooney (12)

A special mention to Corey Pocock who has won the mens top try scorer award for the third consecutive season. During this time he has amassed 54 tries, the most of any mens player in a calendar year.

Eliza Mooney has also gone back-to-back with the mixed womens top try scorer award. Over the past two seasons she has tallied 30 tries.

Adriano Gaile comes away with his first top try scorer honour, equating for 27% of Ballerz’ tries this season.

2019 Try Leaderboard
Mens
Corey Pocock | Joeys (54)
Sam Gadsby | P-Dub (47)
Dean Saxvik | LGMs (40)
Jessie Ripley | LGMs (32)
Jack Woodbridge | P-Dub (31)

Mixed Guys
Cameron Webb | Soup A-Stars (39)
Jake Harding | Balls Of Fury (35)
Adriano Gaile | Ballerz (33)
Chris Honnery | Too Out Of Touch (30)
Dan Nystrom | Balls Deep (30)

Mixed Womens
2019 Mixed Womens Try Leaderboard - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring


Ballerz have reclaimed the division one mixed title in a hard fought 6-2 win over winter champions Too Out Of Touch.

The victory marks the second time in three seasons Ballerz have taken home the top mixed honour and the fifth time in six matches they have defeated their rival.

Two of the most evenly matched mixed teams did not disappoint early with some quality end to end footy.

Sharks Rep player Brayden Barrett proved the difference as he ran in three tries and set up another in a dominant player of the match performance.

But, It was Too Out Of Touch who would strike first off the boot of Isaac Toohey to send Hayden Evans across in the corner.

Two possessions later, Ballerz stuck with Brayden Barrett slicing through some feeble defence off a Zac Jane pass to draw the scores level.

A carbon copy of the first try ensured with Brayden once again doing the leg work before handing the ball off to Jess Sleep for a two point try before the break.

The halftime message from both teams was clear, defence.

The opening five minutes were rock solid by both teams as a stalemate ensured.
Out of Touch - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring
Cometh the hour, cometh the man – it was Brayden Barrett who would split the Too Out Of Touch defence a third time and cross for his second try.

A series of close tries by Eliza Mooney, Isaac Toohey and Chris Honnery went begging as Ballerz communicated well when defending inside their own 10 metres.

Jake Coolwell put the nail into the coffin moments later with a trademark chip over the top of the defence for Brayden Barrett to grab and race away for this third.

Matt Genero finally broke through with a short kick of his own to bring the scores to 5-2 before Coolwell scooted away to ice the game.

A big thanks to our finals sponsors Arrivederci Pizzera and Newstead Remedial Massage. Both teams will need plenty of recovery time after a face-paced match in humid conditions.

Results
Ballerz 6: Brayden Barrett (3), Jess Sleep, Jake Coolwell
Too Out Of Touch 2: Isaac Toohey, Matt Genero
Best and Fairest – Matt Genero
Player of the Match – Brayden Barrett


Range Brewing try assist champs - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring

Congratulations to our Range Brewing try assist champions Joe Warren and Jake Coolwell.

This is the second consecutive season Jake has topped the mixed assist leaderboard. He has nabbed 27 assists over the past two seasons.

He sits a top the most try assists in the mixed competition in 2019 with 33.

2019 Assists Leaderboard
Mens
Joe Warren | P-Dub (15)
Ben Hayes | Joeys (13)
Matt O’Brien | P-Dub (11)
Luke Murray | P-Dub (11)
Jayden Turnbull | Joeys (10)
Matthew Allen | Joeys (10)
Jason West | Joeys (10)

Mixed
2019 Mixed Mens Assist Leaderboard - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring


One Kick Wonders have taken out the Stafford mixed division two with a gripping 7-5 win over Soup A-Stars.

The game plan for Soup A-Stars was simple, limit Corey Pocock.

One Kick Wonders’ captain scored 26 tries in eight fixture matches to lead his team to a blemish-free record throughout the fixture rounds.

In the final, he did not disappoint with three tries, two of whom were from long range as he showcased his stellar speed.

Two quick tries put his team on the board early with a third to Allan Hebbard off a Matt Beard short ball.

Soup A-Stars hit back shortly after with a nifty grubber from Ryan Rose to give his side their first points

Mason Hasselmeyer replied in kind to extend One Kick Wonders’ the lead to 4-1 moments before halftime.

One Kick Wonders - Ballerz, LGMs Sublime Stafford Spring

The opening five minutes started much the same as the first half with Steven Cox breaking the line and racing away for his first try.

Soup A-Stars captain Cam Webb zipped around some would-be goal line defence to post the first points of the second half.

Rob Hunt sent Ryan Rose over for his second try as they wrestled momentum from One Kick Wonders.

An ultra-quick reply from Corey Pocock saw the Representative ace score his third to break the hearts of his opponent.

Mason Hasselmeyer crossed for this second shortly after by scooting through some fragile edge defence.

Amanda Chilcott crossed for a late consolation try after chasing her own kick.

Results
One Kick Wonders 7: Corey Pocock (3), Mason Hasselmeyer (2), Allan Hebbard, Steven Cox
Soup A-Stars 5: Ryan Rose (2), Cam Webb, Amanda Chilcott
Best and Fairest – Rob Hunt
Player of the Match – Rachel Toohey

Stafford Mens: Joeys Go Back To Back

Joeys
Stafford Mens team Joeys have won their second consecutive title for the first time in the side’s history, discarding of P-Dub in the final on Wednesday.

In honour of the late Joe King and lead by captain Ben Hayes, the boys in purple came out motivated and eager to prove a point after finishing second during the fixture rounds.

Player of the match Dave Webster proved the difference with two tries and a clutch try assist to guide his side to victory.

Mens top try scorer Corey Pocock got his team on the board first with a trademark short grubber to beat P-Dub’s sliding middle defence.

Jason West capitalised on their next possession with a kick of his own to touch down.

A shell-shocked P-Dub outfit managed to get on the board after forcing two repeat sets and wrestling back momentum.

On the back of possession, North Brisbane Shark Jack Woodbridge sliced through some would-be defence for his team’s first points.

The joy was short-lived with Dave Webster collecting the first of his two tries, scooting down the sideline to score in the corner.

Sam Collins hit back shortly after, pouring through gaping hole down the left edge.

It was an unwanted halftime break with the Padua Old Boys looking dangerous to close out the half. Joeys lead 3-2.

P-Dub. 2019 Stafford Winter, Joeys def P-Dub 7-5

P-Dub opened the scoring on their second possession with Sam Gadsby creating a 3-on-2 for Matt O’Brien to kick and score.

A ruck infringement gifted Joeys great field position and was capped off by an outstanding inside ball from Dave Webster to Matthew Allen on the last touch.

Leading mixed try scorer Mason Hasselmeyer would extend Joey’s lead three minutes later, crashing over from short range.

Against the run of play, Jack Woodbridge showcased his blistering speed down the sideline to bring the scores to within two points.

A number of errors and repeat sets saw Dave Webster cross for his second, while Amit Larioya continued the trend of scoring in finals matches to blow Joey’s lead out to 7-4.

P-Dub’s Sam Collins skipped over for a late consolation try off a crisp short ball from captain Joe Warren in the first four minutes.

Joeys would hang on for their second consecutive Stafford Mens championship. Well done boys!

Range Brewing Try Assist Champion. Joeys.
Joeys:
Dave Webster (2), Corey Pocock, Jason West, Matthew Allen, Mason Hasselmeyer, Amit Laroiya.
P-Dub: Jack Woodbridge (2), Sam Collins (2), Matt O’Brien.
Player Of The Match: Dave Webster.

Thank you to all the captains and players for a fantastic Winter season at Stafford.

A special mention to all our venue sponsors for their outstanding player prizes throughout the competition.

Next season kicks off October 2nd. Visit the Stafford venue page to re-register and season details.

Grand final team photos are now available via Facebook.

2019 Representative Tournament will take place this Sunday at Taringa! Cheer on your region in the ultimate game of supremacy.

Joeys Leap To Mens Victory

Joeys
Joeys have defeated long-time rivals P-Dub in a hotly contested mens final on Wednesday night.

It was the fourth time these two teams had met each other in grand final matches with their opponent holding a 2-1 advantage.

Reigning champions P-Dub stuck first though Sam Gadsby who dove between two would-be defenders inside the first five minutes.

The hit-back was swift through Maroons stud Jayden Turnbull who grubbered for himself to score.

It was deja vu for the boys in yellow with Joeys’ own Jason West producing a carbon copy of the first try to edge his side in front on the scoreboard.

Some stout defence from Joeys’ middle men Matthew Allen, Ben Hayes and Tristan Bell-Blissner ensured their opponent couldn’t add to their first half total.

A true testament to these two teams was on show with a heavy dose of rucking through the middle of the field.

Maroons’ rookie Bill Chisholm and Jarrod Clayton looked likely around the ruck, while Matt O’Brien and Luke Murray played off the back of their momentum.

Back-to-back errors from P-Dub gifted Joeys key field position and they made them pay.

A lovely worked backline move that went through four sets of hands saw Dylan Bone cross in the corner from a Dave Webster draw and pass.

Joeys skipped to a 4-1 lead on the next set with Jason West producing a marvellous bat-back of a ball that was heading over the sideline, only to have it sit in the in-goal for Mason Hasselmeyer to ground the ball.

A rash of ruck infringements and repeat sets on the Joeys’ goal line took its toll through P-Dub captain Joe Warren who crossed for his side’s second try with four minutes remaining.

Mens leading try scorer Corey Pocock was kept quiet for much of the match until he scooped up a loose ball to scoot 50 metres untouched to ice the game.

A late consolation try from Joe Warren to Jack Woodbridge on the final play of the match was all in vain.

Well done to Joeys on their 5-3 Mens Grand Final win. It is now 2-2 in final matches between these two teams.

Joeys: Jayden Turnbull, Jason West, Dylan Bone, Mason Hasselmeyer, Corey Pocock
P-Dub: Sam Gadsby, Joe Warren, Jack Woodbridge
Best and Fairest: Joe Warren
Player of the Match: Matthew Allen.

 


Livin Top Try Scorers. Range Brewing Try Assists. Ballers. Joeys.

Stafford Mixed Top Try Scorers. Ballers. Joeys.

Well down to our Mens LIVIN top try scorers Corey Pocock (13).
Range Brewing Try Assist Champions. 2019. Stafford. Ballers. Joeys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to Luke Murray (P-Dub) and Ben Hayes (Joeys) who became the new Mens Range Brewing Try Assist Champion

A special thank you to our grand final sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria and Newstead Remedial Massage for their player/team prizes.

Winter season at Stafford kicks-off on Wednesday, July 17th! Register now!

Ballers Straight Up Ball’ To Claim Mixed Title

Ballers. Kick It Touch.
Ballers have re-gained the Stafford Mixed title with an emphatic 11-2 win over Too Out Of Touch on Wednesday night.

Sitting on top of the table after the fixture rounds, Ballers were faced with an uphill battle with the absence of their captain and Queensland Origin representative Jess Sleep. Those fears were put to rest early as her side raced to an early 5-0 lead.

Middle men Jake Coolwell and Vanni Lettieri ensured the scoreboard ticked over regularly as the pair combined for six tries and three try assists.

Queensland star Brayden Barrett grabbed two of his own in the final hit out before the July 17th Origin match.

Jake Coolwell opened the scoring by stepping through some feeble defence in the opening two minutes. His trademark step would be on full display as he put on Brayden Barrett’s second try and Adriano Gaile’s first, late in the second half.

Player of the match Vanni Lettieri scored two of his own off the boot, before putting in a lovely kick down the sideline for Brayden Barrett to race away and score.

A chip and chase on the siren yielded Lettieri a first half hat-trick and killed off any momentum Too Out Of Touch had heading into the break.

Too Out Of Touch Kick It Touch Football. Ballerz. 2019

Coming off an upset win over second placed Slappers in last week’s semi-final, Too Out Of Touch had nothing to lose heading into the second half.

Jack Newton drew first blood after pouncing on a ricocheted kick in the in-goal by Chris Honnery.

The joy with short-lived with Lettieri notching up his fourth try of the match, before a near-length of the field effort from Ben Hayes blew the score out once again.

Queensland debutant Chris Honnery would stem the flow touching down off a crisp short ball from Shannyn Hermann.

The result was sealed moments later when Jake Coolwell latched onto errant pass and ran 45 metres score, followed by a Zac Jane try assist to send Brad McKinlay over for his first try of the season.

Ballers defeated Too Out Of Touch 11-2
Ballers: Vanni Lettieri (4), Brayden Barrett (2), Jake Coolwell (2), Ben Hayes, Adriano Gaile, Brad McKinley
Too Out Of Touch: Jack Newton, Chris Honnery.
Player of the Match: Vanni Lettieri
Best and Fairest: Chris Honnery

 


Soup A-Stars have won their maiden mixed two shield on the back of a starring four-try performance from winger Mel Dyson.

Soup A-Stars Kick It Touch. 2019. Ballers.The match against Kickin’ Wing shaped as a high scoring contest and it delivered with 16 points scored when the clock hit zero. 

New South Wales Origin star Corey Pocock continued his fine form with three tries and two try assists, while team captain Cam Webb and Phil Sue each got one of their own.

Kickin’ Wing top try scorer Emmaus Wartovo racked up his second hat-trick of the season, including an impressive run away intercept try.

Reni Wilcock crossed for a consolation try late in the game, his fourth of the season.

The match belonged to Mel Dyson who scored eight points of her own to single handedly secure her side’s victory. Her four tries is the most by a single girl in any division two or division three final in Kick It history.

Soup A-Stars defeated Kickin’ Wing 12-4
Soup A-Stars: Mel Dyson (4), Corey Pocock (3), Cam Webb, Phil Sue
Kickin’ Wing: Emmaus Wartovo (3), Reni Wilcock
Player of the Match: Mel Dyson

 


Livin Top Try Scorers. Range Brewing Try Assists. Ballers

Stafford Mixed Top Try Scorers. Ballers.

Well down to our mixed LIVIN top try scorers Chris Honnery (10), Cam Webb (10) and Jess Sleep (12).
Range Brewing Try Assist Champions. 2019. Stafford. Ballers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to Isaac Toohey (9) who became the new Mixed Range Brewing Try Assist Champion. Full leaderboards.

A special thank you to our grand final sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria and Newstead Remedial Massage for their player/team prizes.

Winter season at Stafford kicks-off on Wednesday, July 17th! Register now!

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