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Fancy a touch of sport?

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September 05, 2017

2017/18 Echuca Moama Touch Football Association committee members (from left) secretary Pauline Sleeman, vice-president Lynden Goulding, treasurer Coral Gulson, president Andrew Mortimer and referee convener Dan Davidson. Absent Zoe Dannatt, Mick Gulson and Dion Roberts.

TOUCH Footy is played by more than 400,000 people Australia-wide and has the potential to grow in Echuca-Moama.

The Moama-Echuca Touch Association offers touch football for all ages and abilities, with a senior mixed competition for ages 10 to over 60 played every Monday night.

Newly appointed president Andrew Mortimer hoped to get more people involved and said it was a great way to keep fit in a social environment.

‘‘A lot of people weren’t aware a competition even existed in Echuca-Moama,’’ Mortimer said.

‘‘Everyone I’ve spoken to about it is keen to give it a go.

‘‘You don’t have to have any great ability to play and with any luck our come and try nights will get plenty of interest.’’

The association is hoping to attract more new faces at its first come and try night tonight from 6pm at Brick Alley Oval Moama.

The come and try nights will run for the next four Mondays ahead of the registration nights on October 2 and October 9.

The season starts on October 16 and will run through the summer months.

Some teams are made up of families, friends, work colleagues and even teams from other sports, playing in both an A and B grade competition with a maximum of six players on the field at any time.

This season hopes to see the junior competition also moved to Monday nights in getting more families involved and in boosting the junior numbers.

The association always welcomes new teams and players and will slot individuals into a team where possible and is looking for volunteers throughout the season.

■For more information contact president Andrew Mortimer on 0447 934 163.

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