Last week the final round of the Community Cup was held at Wallumbilla. The Community Cup consists of teams from the South West Queensland communities of Wallumbilla, Miles, Taroom, and Wandoan. Each community entered an under 10’s mixed team and an under 16’s mixed team to compete over the 8 weeklong event. The competition created an opportunity to bring all the communities together and develop the game of touch football in South West Queensland.

QLD Touch Football (QTF) Development Officer Terry McSweeney said the competition was a huge step up in terms of skill this year.

“Taroom dominated the competition last year across both grades and this year the teams were a lot closer. The PE teachers from the local schools put in a lot of extra hours to help with training touch football to the kids and as a sport and organization, we really appreciate everything they do for the community,” McSweeney said.

The COVID pandemic almost put a damper on the competition but the protocols in place allowed for a smooth running of the competition.

“Due to a lot of the rounds being held within schools, there were a lot of other protocols to follow, not just our own. In the final two rounds we could have spectators which was great for the kids and parents that travel from 2 to 4 hours for a game of touch football,” McSweeney added.

Taroom once again took out the Community Cup with both grades finishing on top of the ladder.

QTF would like to thank the Wallumbilla, Miles, Taroom, and Wandoan communities, parents, teachers, and schools for another fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021.


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