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2016 NTL Update

January 4, 2016
2016 NTL Update

SWQ Touch is now looking to nominate the following teams for this year’s NTL: Men’s T League Women’s T League Open Mixed (2 Teams) Women’s 40s  Due to insufficient player registrations, we will no longer be nominating a Men’s 40s or Men’s 45s team. As previously advised, musters will be held as follows:    Men’s…

December 23, 2015
SWQ Musters – 2016 NTL

The following musters will be held to finalise our teams for the 2016 NTL in Coffs Harbour: Men’s T League Toowoomba Touch Fields Sunday, 17/01/16 Players to be there at 9am for a 9.30am start Women’s T League Toowoomba Touch Fields Sunday, 17/01/16 Players to be there at 9am for a 9.30am start Open Mixed…

December 21, 2015
Foundation Coaching Course – Toowoomba, 14/02/16

SWQ Touch will be delivering a Foundation Coaching Course in Toowoomba on Sunday, 14/02/16. For those interested in attending, please have a read of the document below as it contains information on how to register, costs, pre-course requirements, etc. Foundation Coaching Course – Toowoomba, 14.02.16

November 11, 2015
2016 SWQ Selection Policies

SWQ Touch members are requested to take note of the following selection policies in place for our 2016 representative teams: 2016 SWQ Player Eligibility & Selection Policy – Opens & Seniors 2016 Player Eligibility & Selection Policy – Juniors

November 11, 2015
2016 NTL Information

SWQ Coach & Manager Application  SWQ Touch Association is now calling for applications for coaches and managers of our teams competing at next year’s NTL. For those interested in applying, would you please complete the application form shown below and return it to SWQ Touch by Friday, 4/12/15. The appointment details will then be posted on…

November 9, 2015
2016 Elite 8 Teams

The Qld based teams to contest the 2016 Elite 8s in Coffs Harbour next March have just been announced and SWQ Touch would like to congratulate the following Swans players on their selection:  Queensland Chiefs Men – Brayden Leisemann, Sam Carmody and Jake Notley Queensland Stingrays Women – Clare Giarola, Georgina Rackemann, Ashleigh Kearney and Kiara Taylor

October 27, 2015
Results – 2015 State Champs

SWQ Swans had 7 teams competing at the State Champs which were held last weekend at Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe. We were fairly competitive across all of the divisions but it was only our Open Women, Women’s 20s and Women’s 35s who made it to the semi-final stage. Our Women’s 35s then progressed to the grand-final…

October 20, 2015
Results – 2015 Swans Primary All Schools

Our Swans Primary All Schools tournament was held in Dalby last Sunday with 22 teams from Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla participating in the Boys, Girls and Mixed divisions. Dalby turned on perfect weather for the event and it complimented the great Touch that was played throughout the day. Well done to all of the participants and congratulations to…

October 16, 2015
Draft Draw and Pools (V2) / Field Layout – 2015 Swans Primary All Schools

Please find listed below the 2nd version of the draw and pools (plus the touch field layout) for the Swans Primary All Schools event being held in Dalby this Sunday (18th). The changes to the draw relate to Mary MacKillop no longer having a team in the Girls and Mixed divisions. In Pool A of the…

October 12, 2015
Draft Draw (V1) and Pools – 2015 Swans Primary All Schools

A draft version of the draw and pools for the Swans Primary All Schools tournament this Sunday (18th) can be found below:  Draw Draft (V1) – 2015 Swans Primary All Schools Pools – 2015 Swans Primary All Schools The draw may change between now and the event so please check this website for updates. The…

September 16, 2015
2015 NYC

SWQ Touch wishes our boys and girls teams the best of luck at this year’s National Youth Champs which started today at Sunshine Coast Stadium in Kawana. There are 34 teams from all over Australia and 4 from New Zealand competing at this tournament so there will no doubt be some quality touch played over the…

September 9, 2015
Women’s 20s Training Schedule – 2015 State Champs

The training schedule for our Women’s 20s team for this year’s State Champs is as follows:  13th Sep      9am to 11am      Toowoomba Touch Fields 27th Sep      9am to 11am      Toowoomba Touch Fields 4th Oct         9am to 11am      Toowoomba Touch Fields 18th Oct       9am…

September 8, 2015
Upcoming Referee Courses

Please find listed below information about the referee courses being delivered in our region in the coming weeks: Level 1 Chinchilla – Tuesday, 29/09/15, from 5.30pm to 9.30pm Level 1 Referee Course – Chinchilla, 29.09.15 Toowoomba, Thursday, 1/10/15, from 5pm to 9pm Level 1 Referee Course – Toowoomba, 01.10.15 Level 2 Dalby – Tuesday, 13/10/15,…

September 1, 2015
Swans Junior Touch Clinic – Toowoomba, 27/09/15

SWQ Touch is conducting a FREE Junior Touch Clinic at the Toowoomba Touch fields on Sunday, 27/09/15. The clinic is aimed at kids aged from 7 to 12 years and it will primarily focus on improving their skills and understanding of the game. An invitation is also extended to junior coaches (preferably 1st or 2nd year)…

September 1, 2015
Results – 2015 Junior State Champs

SWQ Touch would like to congratulate our players and coaching staff on their performances at the just completed Junior State Champs held in Toowoomba. Out of the 6 divisions being contested, we had 5 teams make it through to the semi-final stage, i.e. 12 Boys, 12 Girls, 14 Boys, 14 Girls and 16 Girls. Our…

August 27, 2015
Results – 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools

The Swans Secondary All Schools tournament was held at the Toowoomba Touch complex last Sunday with 57 teams from 20 schools competing across the 7 divisions. SWQ Touch congratulates all of the participants on the sportsmanship and enthusiasm they displayed during the course of the day and a special thanks to our referees who did a fantastic…

August 19, 2015
Draft Draw (V3) – 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools

Version 3 of the draw is listed below: Draft Draw (V3) – 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools

August 19, 2015
Draft Draw and Pools (V2) – 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools

Version 2 of the draft draw and pools for the Swans Secondary All Schools tournament is listed below along with the field map: Document removed – see updated version Pools (V2) – 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools Toowoomba Field Map Any questions, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417 419 837 or by email at swqtouch@bigpond.com.

August 18, 2015
Draft Draw (V1) & Pools – 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools

A draft version of the draw and pools for the Swans Secondary All Schools tournament this Sunday (23rd) is listed below together with a field map of the Toowoomba Touch Association complex. Documents removed – see updated versions Any questions, please contact Michael McSweeney on 0417 419 837 or by email at swqtouch@bigpond.com.

August 17, 2015
SWQ Open Men’s Team – 2015 State Champs

Congratulations to the following players on being selected to play for our Open Men’s team at this year’s State Champs: (Listed in no particular order)      Josh Leisemann; Brayden Leisemann; Sam Carmody;      Brendan Taylor; Jake Hooper; Shane Whitehouse;      Aaron Rosin; Jake Notley; Jack Pope; Tim Mouritz;      Kev Platz; Zac Alexander; Tori Edwards;…

August 13, 2015
SWQ Teams – 2015 National Youth Champs

SWQ Touch congratulates the following players on their selection into our teams for this year’s National Youth Champs: (Listed in no particular order) SWQ 18 Boys   SWQ 18 Girls Jordan Bartlett Emily Coyne Hayden Bartlett Natalie Webster Zachary Lever Zoe Webster Bryce Rackemann Olivia Goodsell Alex Hinch Phoebe Cuskelly Ieuan Friedrichs Annika Darlington Tom…

August 13, 2015
Draft Draw – 2015 Junior State Champs

Listed below is a draft version of the draw for the upcoming Junior State Champs: 2015 JSCH – Draft Draw v1 Please note that the draw is subject to change.

August 12, 2015
SWQ Men’s 40s Team – 2015 State Champs

Congratulations to the players listed below on their selection into our Men’s 40s team for this year’s State Champs:      (Listed in no particular order)      Jason Ryder; Adam Richter; Tony Klein; Alex Hinch;      Neil Ward; Gavin Ting; Peter Tindale; Michael Ryan;      Brian Thomas, Chris Neville; Scott Pierce, Craig…

August 12, 2015
SWQ Open Women’s & Women’s 20s Teams – 2015 State Champs

SWQ Touch would like to congratulate the following players on being selected to represent the Swans at this year’s State Champs: Open Women       (Listed in no particular order)      Chloe Watt; Georgina Rackemann; Clare Giarola; Chloe      Campbell; Olivia Goodsell; Abbie Prendergast; Elly Ashurst;      Maddi McCarthy; Lauren Potter; Laura…

August 6, 2015
2015 Swans Primary All Schools – Dalby, 18/10/15

An invitation is extended to primary schools to nominate teams for the Swans Primary All Schools tournament which is being held at the Dalby Touch Association fields on Sunday, 18 October. Please note the following changes to the age requirements:  For all divisions, the minimum age is born during 2005 and the maximum age is born during…

August 3, 2015
SWQ Coaching Appointments – 2015 National Youth Champs

SWQ Touch is pleased to announce that the following coaches have been appointed to our teams for this year’s National Youth Champs:  18 Boys Terry McSweeney (Coach) Chris Bartlett (Asst Coach) 18 Girls Lauren Potter (Coach) Clare Giarola (Asst Coach) Players are reminded that both teams will be finalised at the musters being held at…

August 1, 2015
Ipswich Touch (Juniors) – 2015 / 2016 Sign-on

Ipswich Touch is holding sign-on days for their upcoming junior competition at Jim Finimore Park (Old Toowoomba Road, One Mile) on 24 & 25 August and 1 September from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. The 15 week competition, which commences on 10 September, will be played across 4 divisions (U8s, 10s, 12s & 14s) – Boys &…

July 22, 2015
SWQ Musters

The following teams will be finalised at the musters being held at the Toowoomba Touch complex (Kearney’s Spring) on Sunday, 9 August, from 10am to 1pm:  2015 Open & Senior State Champs  Open Men  Open Women Open Mixed  Women’s 20s  2015 National Youth Champs  18 Boys 18 Girls It is expected that players will attend…

July 22, 2015
National Youth Champs Information

SWQ Player Registrations Players who want to be considered for selection in our 18 Boys or 18 Girls team for the National Youth Champs (Kawana – 16 to 19/09/15) are asked to register their interest via email to swqtouch@bigpond.com by Friday, 31 July. The following information is to be included in that email:    Full name Address Date of birth Mobile…

July 20, 2015
SWQ Teams – 2015 Junior State Champs

Our teams for this year’s Junior State Champs were finalised at the trials held yesterday in Toowoomba and the names of the players who gained selection can be found in the following document: SWQ Teams – 2015 Junior State Championships Congratulations to the selected players and a big thank you to all of the squad…

July 17, 2015
SWQ Coach and Manager Appointments – 2015 Open & Senior State Champs

SWQ Touch is please to announce the following coach and manager appointments for the Open & Senior State Champs: Open Men           Mark Leisemann (Coach) Women’s 20s      Brenda Rackemann (Coach) Women’s 27s      Jodie May (Coach) Men’s 40s            Kev Flett (Coach); Meg O’Neill (Manager) Men’s 50s            Graham Scott-Hunter (Coach) Appointments to the following divisions will…

July 14, 2015
2015 Junior State Cup Results

SWQ Touch would like to thank our affiliates who took teams to this year’s Junior State Cup in Hervey Bay. We acknowledge that there is a lot of time and effort that goes into organising and preparing teams for this tournament (and all of the lead-up events) and we really appreciate your work and that…

July 11, 2015
SWQ Junior Trials – Sunday, 19/07/15

SWQ Touch will be finalising its teams for the Junior State Champs next Sunday (19 July) at the Toowoomba Touch fields in Kearney’s Spring. The trial times, which are listed below, have been staggered to enable the uniform sizings to be undertaken at different times: 12s – Boys and Girls                     9am to 10.30am 14s –…

June 23, 2015
2015 Open & Senior State Champs Information

Qld Touch has just released the following documents relating to this year’s Open & Senior State Champs which are being held in Carseldine from 24 to 25 October: 2015 STCH – COE (v1) Elite 8 Player Selection Policy_V1 SOO Player Selection Policy_Final SWQ Coach and Manager Application Form SWQ Touch is now calling for coach…

May 22, 2015
Qld Coaching Vacancies

Queensland Touch is calling for expressions of interest for Head Coach positions at the following tournaments: 2016 Elite 8 Series 2016 State of Origin  For further information regarding the application process, please click on these links:   2016 Elite 8 Series EOI – http://tinyurl.com/p5yaj4e 2016 State of Origin Series EOI – http://tinyurl.com/pmnt5oe

May 13, 2015
2015 Swans Secondary All Schools – Amendment

Version 2 of the Conditions of Entry and Team Nomination Form for the 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools are listed below: 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools – Conditions of Entry (V2) 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools – Team Nomination Form (V2) Please note that the changes relate to the following: The removal of the 14…

May 11, 2015
Swans Secondary All Schools (Toowoomba) – Sunday, 23/08/15

The 2015 Swans Secondary All Schools tournament will be held at the Toowoomba Touch Association complex (Kearney’s Spring) on Sunday, 23 August. The Conditions of Entry and Team Nomination Form are listed below: Forms removed – see updated versions. Please note that SWQ Touch Association will supply ALL of the referees for this event. For further information, please contact Michael on…

May 4, 2015
Level 1 Referee Course – Toowoomba, 14/06/15

SWQ Touch is delivering a Level 1 referee course in the Toowoomba Touch clubhouse on Sunday, 14/06/15. If you are interested in attending this course, please register by going to the Registration tab at the top right of this page. More detailed information about this course can be found in the following document: Level 1 Referee Course – Toowoomba, 14.06.15

April 29, 2015
SWQ Squads – 2015 Junior State Champs

Congratulations to the following players on being named in the SWQ squads for this year’s Junior State Champs: SWQ Squads (V2) – 2015 Junior State Champs Please note that the first training run / final selection trial will be held at Kearney’s Spring (Toowoomba) on Sunday, 19/07/15. By that time, the players and most of our coaching…

April 27, 2015
Results – 2015 Swans Junior Cup

The Swans Junior Cup was held yesterday at the Toowoomba Touch fields in rather cool and very windy conditions but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of all involved. A total of 64 representative teams from Coomera, Redlands, Brisbane, Kingaroy, Chinchilla, Dalby, Ipswich, Warwick and Toowoomba attended with some great Touch being played. Well done to all who participated and…

April 23, 2015
Draft Draw (V2) & Field Map – 2015 Swans Junior Cup

Please find listed below Version 2 of the draft draw and a field map for the Swans Junior Cup:  2015 Swans Junior Cup – Draft Draw V2 Toowoomba Field Map The changes to the draw are minor and relate to the 10 Boys (Pool A) and also to some field allocations. NB. The final draw will be available at…

April 17, 2015
Draft Draw (V1) – 2015 Swans Junior Cup

Please find listed below a draft copy (V1) of the draw for the Swans Junior Cup being held in Toowoomba on Sunday, 26/04/15: 2015 Swans Junior Cup – Draft Draw V1 Please note that this draw may change a few times prior to the event so please check this website regularly for updates.  The final version…

April 1, 2015
SWQ Coaches and Managers – 2015 Junior State Champs

SWQ Touch Association congratulates the following members on being appointed to the coaching staff of our teams attending this year’s Junior State Champs in Toowoomba: U16 Boys Coach – Brendan Taylor  U16 Girls     Coach – Brenda Rackemann; Asst Coach – Sandy Gleeson; Manager – Karen Hegedus U14 Boys     Coach – Geoff Ryan U14 Girls     Coach –…

April 1, 2015
Level 2 and 3 Referee Courses – Toowoomba, 19/04/15

Level 2 and Level 3 referee courses will be delivered by SWQ Touch Association in Toowoomba on Sunday, 19/04/15. If you are interested in attending either course, please register via the Registration tab at the top right of this page. Detailed information about both courses can be found in the following document: Level 2 and 3 Referee Courses – Toowoomba…

March 24, 2015
Level 1 Coaching Course – Toowoomba, 10/05/15

SWQ Touch will be delivering a Level 1 coaching course at the Toowoomba Touch Association clubhouse on Sunday, 10/05/15. The course will commence at 9am sharp and run for approximately 5 hours. Participants are requested to be at the clubhouse by no later than 8.45am to complete some paperwork. To register for this course, please…

February 26, 2015
2015 Junior State Champs – Amendment

Qld Touch has just advised that the 18s division won’t be offered at this year’s Junior State Champs. Therefore, please find listed below our amended coach and manager application form together with our player eligibility and selection policy:   SWQ Player Eligibility and Selection Policy – 2015 Junior State Champs (Version 2) SWQ Coach and Manager Application Form –…

February 23, 2015
2015 Junior State Champs Information

Please find listed below information that applies to our players, coaches and managers for this year’s Junior State Champs in Toowoomba (28 to 30 August): SWQ Player Eligibility and Selection Policy – 2015 Junior State Champs SWQ Coach and Manager Application Form – 2015 Junior State Championships SWQ Touch will be looking to nominate teams in all of the divisions on…

February 23, 2015
2015 Swans Junior Cup

SWQ Touch Association invites all affiliated members to nominate your junior representative teams for the 2015 Swans Junior Cup which is being held at the Toowoomba Touch Association complex on Sunday, 26 April. Please find listed below a copy of the relevant documents for this event: 2015 Swans Junior Cup – Conditions of Entry (V2) 2015 Swans…

February 2, 2015
Open Mixed Training Schedule – 2015 NTL

Thanks to all of the players who attended the Open Mixed training run in Toowoomba yesterday. The future training schedule will be as follows: Sunday (8 Feb) – Toowoomba Touch Fields, Kearney’s Spring – starting at 10am. (Field 3) Sunday (15 Feb) – Toowoomba  (Venue to be decided as Kearney’s Spring not available.) Sunday (22 Feb) – Toowoomba (Venue to…

January 30, 2015
SWQ Referees Named For World Cup

SWQ Touch congratulates the following referees from our region on being named as part of the Australian contingent to officiate at this year’s World Cup in Coffs Harbour:  Mark Kelly Matt Prendergast Brad Smith Greg Taylor  Well done guys on what is a thoroughly deserved recognition of your contribution to our sport! For the full list of referees selected,…