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March 9, 2013
National Youth Championships (NYC)

TFA have advised of a change in dates for this year’s NYC, with the event now scheduled to be held from 11 to 14/09/13 at Kawana. Our Events Calendar has now been updated to reflect this change.

March 5, 2013
Director Vacancy – QTA Board

Members interested in nominating for the Director vacancy that exists on the QTA Board are requested to complete the attached form and return it to SWQ Touch Association by no later than Friday, 8/03/13. Director Nomination Form  

March 1, 2013
2013 Technical Calendar

Please find attached a copy of the 2013 Technical Calendar, which at this point extends to June only. This document will be updated when further bookings are received. 2013 Technical Calendar – Mar to June (V4)

February 26, 2013
Fax Number Change

Please note that the SWQ Touch Association fax number number has changed to: 07 4613 0509 All of our other contact details remain the same.  

February 21, 2013
Bank Account Details

SWQ Touch Association’s bank account details are as follows:           Bank: ANZ           BSB: 014720           Account No: 530777837           Account Name: South West Queensland Touch Association  Any payments made into this account MUST contain a reference, either the payee’s surname or their mobile number. When the payment has been made, please send an e-mail to advising the reason for the deposit,…

February 15, 2013
Swans Junior Cup – Sunday, 28/04/13

The 2013 Swans Junior Cup, an event that is open to all TFA affiliated junior representative teams, will be held at Kearney’s Spring, Toowoomba, on Sunday, 28/04/13. All of the documents relating to this event are attached. Should you have any questions, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417 419 837 or by e-mail 2013 Swans Junior…

February 15, 2013
SWQ Touch Association AGM – 24/03/13

SWQ Touch Association is holding its Annual General Meeting at the Toowoomba City Golf Club on Sunday, 24/03/13 – commencing at 9.30am. A copy of the AGM Notice and Office Bearer Nomination Form are attached. For more information, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417 419 837 or by e-mail AGM Notice Office Bearer Nomination Form

February 1, 2013
Fields Open

The SWQ Men’s T League & Men’s 50s WILL be training at Kearney’s Spring this Sunday (3/02/13) – commencing at 10am – as the fields are now open for use.  

January 31, 2013
SWQ Selection Information for Players, Coaches & Managers – 2013 Junior State Champs

Please find attached a document which provides specific details on what players need to do to be considered for selection in one of the Swans teams attending this year’s Junior State Champs in Rockhampton. The document also contains information for our coaching staff about squad numbers, training dates and other administrative requirements. For further information, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417…

January 25, 2013
Get Started Program

Please click on this link for information about the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport & Racing’s “Get Started” funding program. This program is aimed at getting more children and young people who can least afford it to participate in sport and active recreation. To be eligible to receive the ‘vouchers’ in payment for eligible membership fees, clubs…

January 23, 2013
Play by the Rules

SWQ Touch Association encourages our members to read the attached Play by the Rules document and to check out their website at The website contains information that will assist sport and recreation clubs, administrators, officials, coaches, players and spectators to keep sport safe, fair and inclusive. PBTR_promotional_publication_A4

January 22, 2013
2013 Junior State Champs – SWQ Coach / Manager Application

SWQ Touch Association is calling for applications for coaches and managers of our teams competing at this year’s Junior State Championships in Rockhampton (31/08/13 to 1/09/13). For those interested in applying, the application form can be found by accessing the link below. NB. Closing date for applications is Friday, 22/03/13, with the appointments being announced and posted on our…

January 21, 2013
SWQ Women’s 35s Team & Training Schedule

The SWQ Women’s 35s team for this year’s NTL is as follows:      Toni Notley; Haylene Grogan; Joeleene Lochel; Sharlene Crowell; Melita Mackay      Sheree Bauer; Jackie Morris; Jodie Luck; Michelle Hunter; Kylie Walker      Robyn Croyden; Angela Isaacs; Natalie Leicht; Karen Murphy  The team’s training schedule is as follows:      Saturday, 2 Feb (from 8am)…

January 21, 2013
Toowoomba Twisters Cup – 7/04/13

Toowoomba Touch Association invites all affiliated TFA members to get a Mixed team together to compete in the Twisters Cup which is being held at Kearney’s Spring on Sunday, 7/04/13. There are 2 divisions on offer, namely:           Open Mixed (for participants 13 years old and over)           Senior Mixed (born during or after 1/01/73) For more information,…

January 16, 2013
SWQ Men’s T League & Men’s 50s – 2013 NTL

The SWQ Men’s T League & Men’s 50s teams for this year’s NTL will be finalised at the first training run which will be held in Toowoomba (Kearney’s Spring) on Sunday, 3/02/13 – commencing at 10am. For further information, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417 419 837.

January 14, 2013
SWQ Women’s T League Team & Training Schedule – 2013 NTL

The SWQ Women’s T League team for the 2013 NTL is as follows (in no particular order):      Alice Rathie; Elly Ashurst; Courtney Harkins; Chloe Campbell; Tegan Byrnes;       Abi Friedrichs; Georgie Friedrichs; Jemma Whitney; Jess Brown; Alex Fern;        Anna Moyle; Meg Jakins; Stacey Byrnes, Maddie McCarthy        Coach: Brenda Rackemann; Asst Coach: Sandy Gleeson The first 3 training runs will be held at Kearney’s Spring, Toowoomba, as…

January 7, 2013
SWQ Women’s 35s – Squad & Training Details

The SWQ Women’s 35s squad (in no particular order) for the 2013 NTL is as follows:      Pauline Rosin; Toni Notley; Michelle Hunter; Sharlene Crowell; Jodie Luck      Jacki Morris; Melita Mackay; Belinda Purvey; Karyn Murphy; Fiona Durham      Robyn Croyden; Angela Isaacs; Sheree Bauer; Kylie Walker; Natalie Leicht      Haylene Grogan; Joeleene Lochel The team will be finalised at their first training run which will be held in Ipswich…

January 2, 2013
2013 NTL

Thank you to all those players that registered their interest in being considered for selection in one of the SWQ Swans teams for this year’s NTL in Coffs Harbour. As a result of the registration process, SWQ Touch Association has now decided that the following divisions will be nominated for the NTL:      Men’s T League      Women’s T League     …

December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas

South West Queensland Touch Association would like to wish all of our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

December 21, 2012
Qld Stingrays – Open Women Training Schedule Amendment

Please note that the Open Women’s squad training session which was to be held this Sunday (25th) at the Gold Coast has been cancelled. The ONLY DATE now to be used for the final team selection will be as follows:      Friday night – 7.00pm to 8.30pm – December 14, at the Toowoomba Touch Fields       (Kearney’s Spring), cnr Ruthven & Spring Sts, Toowoomba. 

December 18, 2012
SWQ Player Registrations Extended for 2013 NTL

The closing date for SWQ player registrations for the 2013 NTL has been extended. Therefore, players interested in being considered for selection are required to e-mail the following details by COB on Friday, 28/12/12: Full name Address Date of birth Mobile number Current affiliate Selection division/s A reminder that the the following divisions are on offer at the NTL: Mixed Open (no…

December 18, 2012
Queensland South Stingrays Teams – 2013 Elite 8s

Congratulations to the following players who have been named in the Queensland South Stingrays teams to compete at the 2013 Elite 8s in Coffs Harbour:      Open Men      Nathan Jones; Adam Pryde; Nick Black; Steven Louttit; James De Veer; Kris McMurdy;      Peter Norman; Aaron Jones; Codey Green; Dave Maher; James Harrington; Tom Maher;      Matthew Patterson; Josh Smart; Haoni Wanakare; Karl Skinner.      Shadows: Daniel O’Brien; Kevin Huggett; Josh Newbegin      Coach:…

December 13, 2012
SWQ Muster – 2013 NTL

The date / time / venue for our NTL muster will be decided shortly with the details being posted on this website by no later than Wednesday, 19/12/12.  

November 28, 2012
Swannies Selected in Youth Women’s Rugby Sevens Squad

Congratulations to Swans’ players Georgie Friedrichs and Brooke Walker on their selection into the Youth Women’s Rugby Sevens squad of 12 named for next year’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney. The Australian Youth Olympic Festival is held every 4 years and the 6th edition of this event is on in Sydney from 16 – 20/01/13. It will be the first…

November 21, 2012
Toowoomba Twisters Win Cobras Cup

Congratulations to the Toowoomba Twisters’ Open Women’s team on their nail-biting win against Country Club Colts in the Cobras Cup Grand Final held in Brisbane last Saturday night. Despite the absence of three of their most experienced players, with Emilee Cherry and Nikki & Gemma Etheridge all being in Fiji for Rugby Sevens commitments, the team showed great resolve and won…

November 21, 2012
2013 SWQ Events Calendar

Please find attached Version 2 of the 2013 SWQ Events Calendar. Events – 2013 (Version 2)

November 14, 2012
2013 SWQ Events Calendar

Please find attached Version 1 of the 2013 SWQ Events Calendar.  

November 11, 2012
Qld Stingrays Squads / Training Schedules (V3)

The training schedule for the Stingrays Open Men’s squad has changed slightly as per the attached document. Qld Stingrays Squads & Training Schedules – V3

November 9, 2012
Qld Stingrays Squads / Training Schedules (V2)

Please find attached a list containing updated squad and training details for the Qld Stingrays. Download: Qld Stingrays Squads & Training Schedules – V2  

November 8, 2012
SWQ Swans Registration Process – 2013 National Touch League (NTL)

To be considered for selection in one of the SWQ Swans teams for next year’s NTL at Coffs Harbour (13 – 16/03/13), players are requested to register their interest by e-mailing the following details to by no later than COB on Friday, 23/11/12: Full name Address Date of birth Mobile number Current affiliate Selection division/s The divisions on offer at the…

November 5, 2012
City of Ipswich Sports Awards

Another SWQ Swans member has received an award with Brad Smith being named Official of the Year at last Saturday night’s 2011/12 annual City of Ipswich Sports Awards. These awards are hosted by Ipswich Sports House and they recognise the contribution of all of those involved in sport in Ipswich. Brad is an integral part of Ipswich Touch Association and combines his volunteer duties there with refereeing, where he is…

November 2, 2012
Emilee Cherry – Australian Rugby Sevens Women’s Player of the Year

SWQ Touch Association congratulates Emilee Cherry on being named the Australian Rugby Sevens Women’s Player of the Year at the John Eales Medal presentation held in Sydney last night. Emilee, who turns 20 today, has her sights firmly set on representing Australia in the Rugby Sevens format at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. In the interim, Emilee will no doubt continue to…

October 29, 2012
2012 SWQ Primary All Schools – Results

The SWQ Primary All Schools tournament was held in Chinchilla yesterday with 26 teams from Toowoomba, Dalby, Chinchilla and Roma participating in the 3 divisions on offer (Boys, Girls and Mixed). Despite a few showers early in the day, the enthusiasm of the kids was sky high resulting in some competitive Touch being played. The winners of each of the…

October 24, 2012
Draw (V2) – 2012 SWQ Primary All Schools (Chinchilla)

Please find attached version 2 of the draw for the SWQ Primary All Schools Touch tournament, along with a map showing the location of the Chinchilla Touch fields. Once again I encourage each school contact to check this draw (where your teams are involved) and let me know of any errors or omissions. The draw may change…

October 23, 2012
Qld Stingrays Squads – 2013 Elite 8s

For the 2013 Elite 8s, SQBD Sharks and SWQ Swans will join forces and be known as the Qld Stingrays. Following last weekend’s State Champs at Palm Beach, our squads have now been selected and the details are contained in the attached document. Congratulations to all those named in the squads. Download: Qld Stingrays Squads & Training Schedules

October 23, 2012
Draw (V1) – 2012 SWQ Primary All Schools (Chinchilla)

Please find attached version 1 of the draw for the SWQ Primary All Schools Touch tournament being held in Chinchilla this Sunday (28/10/12). Also attached is a map showing the location of the Chinchilla Touch fields. I encourage each school contact to check this draw (where your teams are involved) and let me know of any errors or omissions. The draw may…

October 22, 2012
Swannies Win Open Women’s Title – State Champs

Congratulations to the SWQ Open Women’s team on their fantastic 6 – 3 win over Brisbane City Cobras in the final at the State Champs yesterday. Finishing in 4th position after the round games, the girls defeated last year’s winners, Sunshine Coast Pineapples, 7 – 5 in the semi-final. With that great win under their belt, the girls…

October 22, 2012
Wally Lewis Advertisement

Please click on the attached to hear Wally Lewis’ advertisement for Touch Football. Wally Lewis Advertisement

March 25, 2012
SWQ Coach & Manager Application Form (2013 National Touch League)

With the State Champs for 2012 done and dusted, it is now time to focus on the 2013 National Touch League (NTL), which will be held in Coffs Harbour from 13 to 16/03/13. The Elite 8s tournament will be held at the same time meaning there will be no Open Men’s and Open Women’s divisions on offer at the NTL. However, the following divisions will apply:…