City Touch Claim SA State Cup Titles

first_imgCity Touch’s victory in this year’s event avenged last year’s runner up positions in both the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions at the hands of Adelaide Uni. The Blacks again proved they were a force reaching both finals however it was City Touch’s turn in 2011.At the commencement of play on day two it was always going to be a battle between the two heavyweight clubs but a tight one with games going either way in pool play.The Women’s Open final lived up to all the hype with both Adelaide Uni and City unable to score prior to half-time. Shortly after half-time City Touch drew first blood and this lifted the young City team, who were able to run out winners 4-1 in the end and claim their maiden State Cup Women’s Open crown.An arm wrestle was predicted in the Men’s final as well and it was Adelaide Uni who flew out of the blocks scoring the opening touchdown in the first 30 seconds of the grand final. Not to be outdone, City immediately hit back levelling the encounter 1-all. Both sides traded early blows however at the break it was City who had built up a handy buffer of 5-2 in a frantic first half. Desperate to keep in the game Adelaide Uni scored first, however multiple scores from Mitch Annetts and Tim Glazebrook secured the title for City Touch who ended up running out comfortable winners in the end 8-4.With the two grand final victories under their belts City Touch Club was crowned 2011 SA Champion Affiliate (State Cup Champions).Flinders Touch also had reason to be proud claiming third position overall and having a great time in doing so. The guys and girls from Flinders also had reason to celebrate when Dave Harris was named Male Most Valuable Player of the tournamentKelly Rowe added the icing on the City Touch cake claiming the Women’s Open Most Valuable Player in what has been a stellar 2011 for the 18-year-old.Of course the officials also were rewarded with Phil Spencer being named Referee of the Tournament and also receiving an upgrade to Level 3 referee. Other referees to receive upgrades were Kate Bain and Denis Wooldrige who both were upgraded to Level 2.Both SA Heat and Alliance selectors were pleased with the tournament, with several players identified as potential representative players for both squads.Touch Football South Australia would like to congratulate and thank all players and affiliates who participated and make special mention to all the referees and selectors who once again did an outstanding job.Please also find attached the November edition of the TFSA Newsletter, Touch Shorts. Related Filestfsa_newsletter_nov_2011-pdflast_img