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Eight Straight For Next-Gen Champs

Next-Gen Untouchables have made it eight Taringa mixed titles in a row after an emphatic 8-4 win against Dugongs on Tuesday night.

Despite trailing early, the reigning champions would pile on six unanswered points to take a 6-1 lead at the break.

Dugongs drew first blood with a lovely worked numbers play by Floyd Hill to send Tim Mitchell over untouched between the middle and link defenders.

The quick lead lasted a matter of minutes after a perfect cross kick by Anthony Martin put Caitlin Spanner over in the corner.

Some up-and-in defence put the Dugongs attack under all sorts of pressure and Anthony Martin capitalised with a 40 metre intercept try to push the lead out to 3-1 by the eighth minute.

Range Brewing try assist champion Gerard Martin would score a try off a short kick from his brother, while Anthony crossed for his second off a Matt McIver grubber.

The onslaught continued into the final minute of the first half with Gerard Martin putting in a pin-point cross kick to Matt McIver to score in the corner and extend the lead to 6-1 at the break.

A momentum switch to start the second half as Dugongs captain Dave Shaw latched onto an errant pass and ran 30 metres to score.

Poised to open up once again, the match switched gears with a heavy dose of rucking in the middle third of the field.

It took a further eight minutes before Matt McIver would grubber his way to the try line for his side’s first points of the half.

Dugongs import Dan Ebert hit back on Dugongs’ next possession with a grubber of his own to make it 7-3.

The pair scored once more in identical fashion with Matt grounding the ball centimetres inside the dead ball line, while Dan Ebert jumped on a Tim Mitchell kick on the final siren.

Eight Straight For Next-Gen Champs. 2019 Taringa Autumn runners up Dugongs.

Well done to Next-Gen Untouchables on claiming their eighth Taringa mixed crown on the trot.
Next-Gen def Dugongs 8-4.

Next-Gen Untouchables: Matt McIver (3), Anthony Martin (2), Caitlin Spanner, Gerard Martin.
Dugongs: Dan Ebert (2), Tim Mitchell, Dave Shaw.
Player of the Match: Anthony Martin (2 tries, 2 try assists).

 

 


Ball Fondlers have won their first Taringa mixed two title since their inception in 2018.

A hard fought match between red rivals Rampage set up an enthralling finish after trailing for most of the match. Player of the match Robbie Mazlin was the hero with two late tries to seal the victory.

Rampage were first on the board when Ben Schofield scooted around the outside defence to score in the corner inside two minutes.

Ball Fondlers’ captain Lachlan Cuffe levelled the scores moments later with a show-and-go followed by a short grubber to catch the Rampage defenders napping.

Eight Straight For Next-Gen Champs. 2019 Taringa Mixed Two Champions Ball Fondlers.

Some quality end-to-end footy ensued until South Brisbane Rep star Antony Tatkovic broke the deadlock by skipping down the sideline to score.

Holding a 2-1 lead at half time, Rampage held all the momentum.

Some quick thinking by Ball Fondlers’ middle man Lindsay Blair, picked up a loose ball to run 30 metres to tie up the scores.

Long serving Taringa player Drew MacDonald extended Ball Fondlers’ lead two possessions later after pouncing on a grubber that pulled up in the in-goal.

The comeback was well and truely on next set with Ross Newton grabbing a Lindsay Blair cross kick to blow the score out to 4-2 within the first five minutes of the second half.

Ben Schofield stopped the flurry of points with a nifty grubber to bring Rampage back within one point.

While playing in the middle for most of the match, Robbie Mazlin found himself on an edge for the final five minutes of the match. He made it count scoring in the left corner before a ruck and split with Drew MacDonald sent him over in the right corner to ice the game.
Eight Straight For Next-Gen Champs. 2019 Taringa Autumn Runners Up Rampage.
Well done to Ball Fondlers on the first mixed two championship.
Ball Fondlers def Rampage 6-3.

Ball Fondlers: Robbie Mazlin (2), Lachlan Cuffe, Lindsay Blair, Ross Newton, Drew MacDonald.
Rampage: Ben Schofield (2), Antony Tatkovic.
Player of the Match: Robbie Mazlin (two tries).

 

 


Well done to Joel and Eliza on become our new LIVIN top try scorers during Autumn season at Taringa.

Eight Straight For Next-Gen Champs. 2019 Taringa Autumn LIVIN TOP TRY SCORERS
Mixed Guys/Girls champions.

Joel Pham | Free Ballin (14).
Eliza Mooney | Kickaholics Anonymous (6).

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our Range Brewing try assist leaders Gerard and Todd who both finished with eight assists throughout Autumn season!
Eight Straight For Next-Gen Champs. 2019 Taringa Range Brewing Try Assist Leaders

 

Mixed try assist champions
Gerard Martin | Next-Gen Untouchables (8)
Todd Snowden | Burners (8)

For a full list of tries and try assists, visit the Taringa venue page.

 

 

 

A special thanks to our major sponsors Arrivederci Pizza and Newstead Remedial Massage for their generous grand final team contributions!

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Seventh Heaven For Next-Gen Untouchables

Next-Gen Untouchables have claimed their seventh-straight Taringa mixed title with a gutsy 3-1 win over long-time rival Burners on Tuesday night.

The match marked the fifth consecutive time these two teams have met in the Taringa grand final.

On the biggest stage, the game was set to be one of the most competitive finals in recent seasons with both teams striking form at the right end of the season.

Range Brewing Try Assist Leader Craig Woods crossed the try line in the opening minutes after a precision dump and split inside 10 meters with Joe Flannery.

Some end-to-end footy followed with both teams testing their opponent with a heavy dose of rucking and last-touch kicking.

The scoreline would remain unchanged heading into the break despite a string of close-try situations from Joe Flannery, Ryan Mason-Cox, Gerard Martin, Matt McIver and Sarah Martin.

Next-Gen Untouchables v Burners. Kickaholics v Rampage.

A game of attrition ensued in the second half with Untouchables’ playing the duration with no subs.

An importance on field possession, Burners continuously drove the ball into their opponents’ 10m however came up empty on the scoreboard. Momentum clearly with the challengers.

Fatigue and frustration crippled the reigning champs with multiple sets failing to reach halfway.

It took until the 36th minute and a crucial error by Burners in their own half to halt the momentum. Untouchables would capitalise by forcing a line drop out and receiving a consecutive set for just the second time in the half.

Some quick footwork and goal line rucking by the core of the Untouchables attack sucked in the Burners defence before a swift two-pass to Caitlyn Spanner who dived in untouched on the wing to give her side the first lead of the game.

The result was put beyond doubt with a late try to Anthony Martin who scooted up the sideline before kicking for himself to score. Next-Gen Untouchables win 3-1

Next-Gen Untouchables: Caitlyn Spanner, Anthony Martin.
Burners: Craig Woods.
Player of the Match: Craig Woods.
Best and Fairest: Caitlyn Spanner.


Next-Gen Untouchables v Burners. Kickaholics Anonymous v Rampage.

Kickaholics Anonymous have won their first ‘mixed two’ title with an emphatic 9-4 win over a gallant Rampage side.

Man of the match Justin Noonan ran wild setting up four tries and scoring one of his own in his farewell match. Captain David Sercombe crossed for his first ever hat-trick dating back to 2008.

Rampage crossed in the opening minutes with some fancy footwork from representative player Funsho Olaleye.

Kickaholics hit back moments later with a pin-point cut-out ball from Justin Noonan to send Don Grahame over in the corner.

Rampage pushed ahead through Romney Setch after she pounded on a kick in the in-goal that ricocheted off three defenders.

The two-point lead was cut to one on the stroke of halftime after Noonan sent David Sercombe over with a crisp short-ball on the goal line.

Noonan would notch up his third try assist early in the second half and combine with Sercombe once again to force the scores level.

Rampage would take the lead again through Antony Tatkovic who used his speed to run 30 metres across field to slice through the defence to make it a 4-3 lead.

The leveller was swift with Kickaholics driving the ball down the field to force a repeat set before a nifty short kick from David Sercombe to give himself three tries for the match.

With the momentum firmly with Kickaholics, Eliza Mooney crossed for the next two tries after a lovely flick pass from Isaac Toohey, followed by a precision short pass from Justin Noonan on the next possession.

The man of the match crossed for a late try in the dying minutes to cap a remarkable performance.

Next-Gen Untouchables v Burners. Kickaholics v Rampage

Kickaholics Anonymous: David Sercombe (3), Eliza Mooney (2), Don Grahame, Justin Noonan.
Rampage: Funcho Olaleye, Romney Setch, Antony Tatkovic.
Player of the match: Justin Noonan.
Best and Fairest: Maddie Butterfield.

Autumn season kicks-off Tuesday, February 26th. Register your team! To re-register, visit the Taringa venue page.
Summer season team photos.

Next-Gen Untouchables Notch Up Six In A Row!

Next-Gen Untouchables have continued their extraordinary winning streak with a gutsy 3-1 win over Burners in the Spring season final on Tuesday.

The Taringa rivals brought up their fourth consecutive grand final appearance, the most since Mens sides Beau Knows and Bandits at Shaw Road between 2013-2014.

In scoreless second half, possession was dominated by Burners who had well over 60% of the ball from the onset. They forced an incredible five repeat sets but were unable to crack the Untouchables’ line aided by sweeping fullback duo Gerard Martin and Matt McIver.

Try scoring opportunities to Ty Halpin, Joe Flannery, captain Camilla Williams and LIVIN top try scorer Charlene Hanley could have changed the complexion of the match, however crucial errors cost Burners when it mattered most.

The reigning champions took a 3-1 lead into halftime on the back of a lovely backline play off the kick-off featuring Anthony Martin, Gerard Martin and Darcy Coleman. The trio combined to send Mark Porter over in the corner for his second try of the evening.

Representative star Ryan Mason-Cox gave Burners’ their first points with a perfect grubber as he tip-toed down the sideline to plant the ball in the right corner.

Untouchables extended their early lead with a crafty grubber from Gerard Martin.

A fortunate bounce following a dump and split from Bec Rophia sent Mark Porter over for the opening try inside five minutes.

Tries
Untouchables: Mark Porter (2), Gerard Martin
Burners: Ryan Mason-Cox
Player of the Match: Darcy Coleman
Best and Fairest: Ryan Mason-Cox


Out Of Touch have won their second mixed 2 grand final in six seasons after defeating Dugongs 4-3 in extra time.

With the scores locked up 3-3 at the end of 40-minutes, what proceeded was a wild 4-on-4 golden point period that lasted over eight minutes.

A perfectly weighted kick near the goal line from Ty Price sent captain Chris Honnery over to secure the monumental victory.

Nick Wing ensured the extra time bout after slicing through the middle of the Dugongs defence to score in the left corner with just seconds remaining.

A solo effort from Ben Walker gave his side their first lead of the match after busting through the defence and running 25 metres to score.

Mens Representative Harry Elms notched up his second try of the match with a magical grubber close to the line to draw the scores level for a second time.

Ty Price had his second try assist of the night with Charlie Rea pouncing on a short grubber close to the goal line.

Dugongs matched their opponent early with Harry Elms capitalising on some broken play to score down the left edge inside the opening 10 minutes.

Ty Price and Charlie Rea kicked off proceedings with the duo combining for Out Of Touch’s first points.

Tries
Out Of Touch: Charlie Rea (2), Nick Wing, Chris Honnery,
Dugongs: Harry Elms (2), Ben Walker
Player of the Match: Ty Price
Best and Fairest: Ben Walker.


Well done to our LIVIN top try scorers for 2018 Taringa Spring season!
Mixed Guys: Matt McIver | Next-Gen Untouchables (16)
Mixed Girls: Charlene Hanley | Burners (6)

Congratulations to our Range Brewing Try Assist Champion!
Isaac Toohey | Kickaholics Anonymous (9).

Five in a row for Next-Gen Untouchables

Kick It Touch Taringa Winter 2018

A late try from Anthony Martin has capped off a history making night with Next-Gen Untouchables becoming the first Kick It team to win five grand finals in a row.

The win places them above other polarising teams such as Swoop, Pink Bits, Mother Ruckers, Yeah Yeah Nah and Hi-5.

Down a number of regulars, Untouchables relied on their experience with crucial tries to Tim Christie and player of the match Luke Dougall to secure a 4-3 victory.

With just 8 minutes remaining, the scores drew level following a pin-point cross kick from Todd Snowden to Burners’ South Brisbane representative Ryan Mason-Cox.

Burners showcased their strong rucking skills and gained the upper hand early in the second half with some swift moves from captain Camilla Williams and Aaron Tomoana. The pair would assist Blues Origin captain Joe Flannery and ‘best and fairest’ Todd Snowden with a pair of linebreaks to play the field position game.

Moments before half time a crafty grubber from Anthony Martin gave Untouchables a 3-2 lead.

A 16th minute try to Tim Christie after an error in judgement from two Burners defenders saw the long-time player ground the ball just centimetres inside the dead ball line.

South Brisbane star Aaron Tomoana combined with former LIVIN top try scorer Charlene Hanley to give Burners a 2-1 after 10 minutes.

An early try to Luke Dougall, who skipped past some would-be defenders to plant the ball down off an Anthony Martin kick was enough to give his side the first points of the match.

Result: 4-3.
Next-Gen Untouchables | Anthony Martin (2), Luke Dougall, Tim Christie.
Burners | Charlene, Ryan.
Player of the match: Luke Dougall.
Best and Fairest: Todd Snowden.
Kick It Touch Taringa


Dugongs notched up their third division two title since 2016 with an emphatic second half display down Multiple Scoregasms 5-3.

Player of the Match Tim Mitchell backed up his strong Queensland Origin performance and starred for the ‘Gongs’ with an impressive two-try effort.

A first half stalemate saw both teams locked up at 0-0 heading into halftime. The scoreless first half was the first in a grand final at Taringa in over six years.

The points were poised to flow in the second half with both teams combining for 43 tries in the weeks leading up.

It look just two minutes for the deadlock to be broken with a smart grubber from Tim Mitchell to score.

The rebound was swift as Julian scooped up a loose ball and scooted 40 metres to score on the ensuing set.

A lovely inside ball from Tim Mitchell in the 25th minute sent Harry Elms over untouched.

The scores were tied up just minutes later when Jacob McMahon pounced on a grubber. Team captain David Sercombe fell on a fortunate cross-kick to extend the lead after a horrific bounce fooled two Dugongs defenders.

Some solid rucking and field possession from captain Dave Shaw and Ben Walker put their side in an attacking position before a perfect set piece that went through five sets of hands to send Renaee Roach over in the corner for a two-point girl try.

A late consolation try to Tim Mitchell put the game beyond doubt with just seconds remaining.

Result: 5-3
Dugongs: Tim Mitchell (2), Harry Elms, Renaee Roach.
Multiple Scoregasms: Julian, Jacob McMahon, David Sercombe.
Player of the Match: Tim Mitchell.
Kick It Touch Taringa.


Congratulations to the 2018 Taringa Winter LIVIN top try scorers!
Mixed Guys – Matt McIver | Next-Gen Untouchables (14).
Mixed Girls – Tammy Haydock | Next-Gen Untouchables (8).

Congratulations to the 2018 Taringa Winter Range Brewing try assist champion!
Daniel Waters | Cattledogs (10).

A special thanks to our season sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria, LIVIN, Grill’d Toowong and Range Brewing.
Autumn season kicks-off Tuesday, August 21st. Register now!
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Road to Representative Tournament starts now!

2019 Kick it Rep Tournament.

The 2018 Kick It Representative Tournament is just months away with excitement building for the annual Taringa-based event.

Jack Cook Memorial Park (Taringa) will host this year’s tournament on Saturday, September 29th with the very best mens and mixed players from Brisbane and Toowoomba to represent their regions.

2017 mens and mixed champions, the Toowoomba Titans will put it all on the line once again. Can they repeat the heroics of last year’s mens golden point win over the South-West Brisbane Tigers? Can the Titans mixed side go undefeated and pip the North Brisbane Sharks in the final for the second series in a row?

New to the frame is the Toowoomba Storm who will have a multitude of experienced players to choose from at the exisiting Toowoomba venue at USQ.

Teams will be selected in late August, with line ups announced in early September.

The event will also play special importance to what makes Kick It Touch Footy great with the first 40/20 championship. We will also find out who is the Fastest Man and Fastest Woman in Kick It with a historic 8-competitor race.

How you you get selected? 
To get selected, players need to be active Kick It players throughout Winter or Spring seasons and exhibit the core-values Kick It promotes; sportsmanship, honesty and fairness. Team managers will visit teams over the next month to chat to players and captains on selections.

Tournament details:
Date: September 29th.
Venue: Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa
Kick-Off: 10am-4pm
Format: 3x (30 minute matches) + finals
Special events: 40/20 championship + Fastest Man and Fastest Woman in Kick It race.
Team announcement: Early September.

For more details, visit the 2018 Representative page.