A State League team The Northern Territory website: www.touchnt.com.auVICTORIA (VIC)Play:# 6Austouch ready to take off in GippslandVictorian Game Development Officer Ali Tuai undertook a trip to East Gippsland last week to visit the affiliates of Sale, Traralgon, Bairnsdale and Lake Entrance.Ali met with key people in each affiliate and identified and confirmed Austouch programs in all four locations for this upcoming summer, which should see a boost to the number of junior players in the region. East Gippsland has already developed a consistent flow of Victorian junior representatives. With increased Austouch programs and a new affiliate, this flow should be greater in the near future.Other events:Albert Park Touch season hots up! With finals places on the line for the Winter Competition, the level of Touch Football (played in temperatures of six degrees) has reached new heights for Victoria Winter Touch. Almost every division has a battle royale on its hands; with no one team yet guaranteed a finals spot with three matches remaining. Watch this space for further updates.The Touch Football Victoria website: www.victouch.com.auThat’s it for this week’s edition of A Set of Six.Be sure to check out the States’ web sites to keep up to date with all the news and views from around the nation. The position of Games Development Officer is being advertised this week in the NT News and on the NT Touch website. Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston is moving to Borroloola later this year with her policeman partner Luke Shilton for work. Congratulations to Rebecca and Luke on their engagement last Wednesday. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks and TFA’s Media Intern Henry Holland bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s a Set of Six – Volume Thirteen.WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 12008 Be Active State ChampionshipsThe 2008 Be Active Touch West State Championships will be hosted by the Rosalie Touch Association on the March long weekend next year.After three years at Arena Joondalup, Western Australia’s biggest annual tournament will be moving on following a comprehensive tender and show of support for the event from the Rosalie Touch Club.“We’re pleased that one of the TouchWest clubs has shown such enthusiasm to host our premier event,” WA Manager Matt Bamford said.More information on the venue and logistical issues will be available in the coming weeks from the TouchWest website.Other events:Another week, another AusTouch launch in Western Australia!This week’s launch will be in the WA mining town of Laverton, around 1,000km North-West of Perth. WA Game Development staff Angela Doyle and Claire French will travel to Laverton for the launch and also visit a number of schools in the area. This follows last week’s successful launch of the AusTouch centre in Broome, which is now in its third year of operation.The TouchWest website: www.touchwest.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 2ACT Junior Representative Sides NamedThe long wait is over – the ACT Under-12, Under-15 and Under-18 Representative Teams have finally been named. The 12s and 15s will travel to Melbourne from October 22 – 26, 2007, for the Australian Schools Championships. The 18s will travel to Coffs Harbour from September 17 – 20, 2007, for the National 18 Years Championships. ACT Touch would like to congratulate all players on their selection in the ACT Junior Representative Teams.The selection process for most teams has never been so thorough. Selections started back in March during the Inter district Competition and included the High School Days, Primary School Day and Open trials. All coaches and selectors have had a very tough time finalising their squads with the number of talented players at unprecedented levels. ACT Touch would like to thank all coaches and selectors for their time and efforts.Special mention goes to Matt Smith, Jo Adams, Donna Fraser, Chris Tarlinton, Dan Wilkinson, Ash Synnott, Erin Clayton, and Kath Finn who have worked with the coaches of these teams to help select the best possible teams to represent the ACT.To players who missed out on selection, ACT Touch Association hopes that they continue playing Touch Football and are able to play in Summer Junior Competitions to improve skill levels and game play.Other events:Trials for the Under-13 Mixed Team to travel to Brisbane in the last week of the October School holidays were held on Wednesday July 25 and Tuesday July 31, 2007. The final trial will take place on Thursday August 2 from 5pm – 6pm at Deakin Touch Fields.Please note that there is a change of dates for the upcoming ACT Level 1 Selectors Course. Watch this space for more details. If you are interested in becoming a selector, or would like more information about the course, please contact Chris Tarlinton on 212 2880 [email protected] ACT Touch Association website: www.acttouch.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)Play: # 3Mr. Jon Pratt commences as Queensland State ManagerThis week Mr Jon Pratt commences duties as Queensland State Branch Manager. Jon has a wealth of experience in Touch Football and has most recently worked as Touch Football Australia’s National Information Technology and Events Coordinator. Jon has been appointed to this role in an interim capacity until December 31, 2007, to allow the QTA Board to make a firm decision on the future direction of this position.Former Queensland State Manager Jeremy Sorensen will move fulltime into the National Technical Manager position this week. Good luck to Jon and Jeremy in their new roles. Other events:Level 1 Coaching Course being presented at the Palm Beach office of South Queensland Touch this week.The Queensland Touch website: www.qldtouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 4Level 1 Coaching CourseA Level 1 Coaching Course will commence this Tuesday July 31, 2007.Following the successful completion of the course there are many opportunities to coach: A junior team in a local competition An under-age South Australian Team The course will be conducted from 6.30pm – 9pm every Tuesday for five weeks starting July 31 at Touch Football South Australia – 20b Greenhill Road, Wayville.Participants will receive a coaching manual, rulebook, qualified presenters, and a transferable National Coaching Accreditation Scheme qualification.Contact Andrew Crawford: 08 8306 7500, [email protected] Other events:This is an event not to miss: If you’re young at heart but 30 and over this is for you. Australia’s largest multi-sport festival, the Australian Masters Games, is held in Adelaide from the October 5 – 14, 2007. This year Touch Football will be running from October 11 – 14. To register go to www.australasianmasters.comSimply complete Participant Games Entry and Touch Sport Entry forms found in the Games Registration Booklet or register onlineRegistrations close this Friday the August 3, 2007.For more information contact: Andrew Crawford, +61 8 8306 7500 or Email: [email protected] Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORYPlay # 5Darwin Touch Competition closes team nominations for Season 2, 2007.Nominations for Darwin Touch Football Competition’s upcoming Season 2, 2007, closed last Friday July 27. This means the new season is coming up fast! Teams are being finalised and sorted into divisions for the new season. Currently there are 14 new teams to add to the Senior Competition, with more enquiries still flowing in. Even though nominations have closed, Touch NT is aiming for another six teams to increase the count to 20 new teams for the season.New team nominations will be accepted up until this Friday August 3 2007 to ensure the new season brings with it new teams, new faces, and an even better competition than ever before.The new season begins on August 20, 2007, and will run through until ChristmasTouch NT is looking forward to the most successful season yet! Other events: A local team playing within an Affiliate The Darwin Cup Carnival is fast approaching. The NT Touch fields are currently covered in tents, tables and chairs in preparation for the big event “that stops a city.” The Touch football shoes are off and the high heels are on as ladies frock up and gentleman pull out the “monkey suits” in readiness for the Darwin Cup, to be held next Monday August 6, 2007. Games Coordinator Erin Eva has been offered the position of Events and Development Manager at Tennis NT and will be starting the position in the next few weeks. The position of Games Coordinator for the Darwin Touch Competition is being advertised this week in the NT News and on the NT Touch website.