Touch teams prove their talent on field
THE Gympie Touch Football Association grand finals lived up to expectations at the weekend, with three games coming down to a drop-off and new teams crowned premiers in their first season.
Friday night's finals were strongly contested with the A-grade men, A-grade women and B-grade men's grand finals all coming down to a drop-off decider.
In the A-grade men, Cottontail Limos defeated Ag Solutions 7- 6 with Callum Phillips named player of the match.
In the men's B-grade, Sluggers defeated Apex 5-4 with player of the match Zac Lindeberg.
United Housing defeated Parklane 3-2 in the A-grade women's grand final with Nikita Rogers named player of the match.
In the men's C-grade final Pot Bellies defeated Malibu Men's 5-2 with Luke Pedrana player of the match.
The women's B-grade was a 6-3 win to P & N Electrical against Calton Hill Dental, with player of the match Paula Warren.
In the C-grade women CD Law Cowgirls defeated Fourmile Sandstone Gold 6-5 with Terani Inoke player of the match.
On Saturday night, the mixed finals were equally as tight with most games resulting in only one or two tries separating the teams.
In A-grade, St Pat's defeated Sullivan Livestock 7-2 with the male player of the final going to Josh Ellems and female player to Caitlin Urwin.
In their first season, the Gympie High side defeated Fourmile One 9-8 in the B-grade mixed final with Lachlan Williams awarded male player of the final and Alex Lobegeier best female player.
Lobegeier also won the female Dash for Cash that was run during the middle of the games with Chris Humphris taking out the men's.
The C-grade final resulted in a 10-9 win for The Breakers who defeated Bamboo Textiles with Max Carlton and Olivia Healy awarded player of the final.
Nescafe defeated Cooroora Vet Clinic 5-3 in the D-grade grand final. Cody Worth and Kellie Pagel were named players of the final.
In E-grade, Telstra were victorious over Studs N Skirts 7-6, with Trent Groundwater and Kara Adam players of the match.
Sullivans 2 defeated Sportspower 8-5 in the F-grade final and Mitch Berry and Sarah Gerrard were players of the match.
Gympie touch football administrator Kym Waugh said the new teams did quite well this season with most making the grand final deciders.
"It is nice to see the new teams winning; not just the regulars," she said.