Promising young touch footy players have reason to celebrate

SUMMERLAND Christian College is celebrating after again showing its touch footy prowess.

The Goonellabah school captured the open boys title at the North Coast Christian Schools Zone Touch Championships.

Some of the region's other promising touch footy stars also have reason to celebrate after booking spots alongside the state's best young players.

Convener Michael Capilli said yesterday's event had proved a memorable day at Goonellabah's Hepburn Park.

"I think we have a strong touch football culture in this area," he said. "It keeps building and growing.

"Over the years we have built this competition up and the standard of touch has really developed.

"The good thing is it's always a fun and friendly competition."

Coffs Harbour Christian Community School took the open girls event.

Ballina's Richmond Christian College took the under 16 title for the boys, defeating Summerland's side.

There was another local winner in the junior girls tournament, with Casino Christian School pipping Richmond for the honours.

A handful of Northern Rivers representatives have also earned places in the secondary schools squads for the forthcoming state titles.

Four teams from the region containing yesterday's star performers will feature in the Coffs Harbour tournament.


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