Saints serve up volleyball fundamentals in Salmo

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsHead coach Theo Friml, along with members of the Selkirk College Saints Women’s Volleyball team, traveled to Salmo earlier this month to run some of the Falcon players through a skills development camp.Girls in Grades 7 to 12 took part in the all day event, that included members of the Saints players Brittany Rudashy, Christana Livingstone and Megan Bursey. The camp focused teaching the kids skills such as passing, setting, serving and blocking. “It was a positive experience for our student-athletes passing on their knowledge and excitement for volleyball to these young aspiring players,”  Friml said.The Selkirk Saints Women’s Volleyball Team is looking forward to doing more for our local high school programs in the future. The Saints open the B.C. College Athletic Volleyball season later this month with a road trip to the Fraser Valley and Okanagan.First home game is November 5 against Douglas College at the Selkirk gymnasium in [email protected]last_img read more

No joy in Vancouverville, Canucks strike out against Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThere’s no joy in Vancouverville, or Nelsonville, or Castlegarville or, for that matter, Ymirville.The mighty Vancouver Canucks have struck out.Once again timely scoring, combined with another Conn Smythe-like performance of Tim Thomas, powered the Boston Bruins to a convincing 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.It’s the Bruins first Cup win in 39 years, since 1972, and spoiled one heck of a party in Vancouver as more than 100,000 fans packed the streets outside Rogers Arena to witness the game.Those fans did not take the loss lightly as festivities went from bad to worse — á la the riots after the Canucks Cup final loss in 1994 — when cars were set on fire, fans began fighting, Bruins fans were attacked and scores of windows were broken. Back to the game: Tim Thomas was the difference.Vancouver had chances but couldn’t score.Boston had chances and did score with timely goals on Roberto Luongo.“This is so incredible that it hasn’t set in for me yet,” Tim Thomas, the 37-year-old who made 37 saves to post the shutout, told Hockey Night in Canada from ice level.“No words can explain … No words can explain why everything (good) has happened to me in Vancouver,” said Vancouver native Milan Lucic.Patrice Bergeron, with his first of two in the contest, scored the only goal Thomas would need to seal the win with five minutes remaining in the first period, beating Luongo from close range as the puck trickled in off the far post.Brad Marchand, who also had two in the game, made it 2-0 on a wrap around before Bergeron put a dagger through the hearts of the Canucks with a short handed tally.Similar to a crazy bounce that went right to Canuck defenceman Kevin Bieksa for the series-clinching goal against San Jose, a crazier bounce off the glass past Christina Ehrhoff sprang Bergeron on the breakaway.While being hauled down by Ehrhoff, the puck bounced off Bergeron past Luongo.Marchand scored into an empty net after Vancouver pulled Luongo with just under three minutes remaining in the game.Vancouver out shot the Bruins in every period, finishing with a 37-21 advantage.STANLEY CUP NOTES:The team to score first in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final won every game.At 37 years old, Tim Thomas is the oldest ever winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, given to the MVP of the finals.Boston dropped the first two games in Vancouver but became just the third team since 1966 to overcome that deficit. Pittsburgh Penguins, in 2009, is the last team to win the Cup after going down 0-2.This will be the 16th time that the finals have gone to a game seven. In the previous 15 the home team is 12-3.The Bruins are the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 three times in the same postseason.Despite making the trip, Bruins forward Nathan Horton didn’t suit up for the game. He did put on skates to join his teammates for the Stanley Cup celebration after the game. Horton also poured Boston Garden ice water onto the ice at Rogers Arena before the game in attempt to bring the home-ice advantage from T.D. Gardens to Vancouver.The Canucks’ Mason Raymond, injured early in Game 6, was also in the building. He received a large ovation from Canucks fans when showed on the video scoreboard in the first period.Daniel and Henrik Sedin combined for five points in the Stanley Cup Finals.Boston outscored Vancouver in the series 23-8. Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas each posted a pair of shutouts in the [email protected]last_img read more

ULSTER BANK CARD GLITCH CAUSES MAJOR HEADACHE ACROSS DONEGAL STORES

first_imgA fault with Ulster Bank debit card users has caused major difficulties in stores and petrol stations across Donegal tonight.The bank has confirmed that it has encountered an issue and many of its cards are not processing at tills.Some people have been forced to leave groceries at stores because their cards could not be processed at some supermarkets. One woman said she could not pay for her groceries at Tesco in Letterkenny.Another well-known Letterkenny petrol station has been forced to take the names of people who have filled up their cars but could not pay by their Ulster Bank debit card.The bank has confirmed it is an issue across the country which they are working to address.An Ulster Bank spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the technical issues being experienced by customers and are working to get them fixed urgently. We apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.” Last year customers of RBS, Ulster Bank and NatWest were affected by a massive IT failure which the banks attributed to a “glitch”.Customers at the bank were unable to access funds, suffered delayed payments and could not view correct balances for several weeks after a software update applied to Ulster Bank parent company RBS’s systems was corrupted.The group was forced to pay out tens of millions of euro in compensation to customers affected by the issues, which were most severe at Ulster Bank. ULSTER BANK CARD GLITCH CAUSES MAJOR HEADACHE ACROSS DONEGAL STORES was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:debit cardsglitchsupermarketsulster banklast_img read more

Believe it: Scotch and shuffleboard were the catalysts for 2007 Warriors’ playoff takedown of Dallas

first_imgAssuming Murdoch isn’t … Three Warriors walk into a bar.Bartender says, “We’re going to need bigger tumblers.”At least according to nbcsportsbayarea.com’s Logan Murdoch.Per Yahoo!: Murdoch is publishing an oral history of the “We Believe” Warriors, who rocked the NBA’s world in 2007 with their stunning playoff upset of the Dallas Mavericks. Part of that narrative involves an outing convened by coach Don Nelson with two of his players that was equal parts spirits and shuffleboard.last_img

Folayang working on ground game, striking as he awaits next fight

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golovkin, Alvarez make weight for blockbuster fight View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA — There’s no rest for the weary.And if you’re like Eduard Folayang, whose target on his back is bigger than ever, there is no excuse to stop training.ADVERTISEMENT “As a fighter, you really need to continue training because if you don’t, tables are quick to turn on you,” he said.The reigning ONE Lightweight champion is in Indonesia to support fellow Team Lakay member Geje Eustaquio, who is set to face Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough limited to a cornerman for the big fightcard, the Ifugao warrior shared that he’s still keeping his body in top shape as he waits for his next fight.He’s also improving some facets of his game in the process, focusing more on his ground game and sharpening his striking. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Striking is so hard to perfect because you have to consider lots of things, especially the timing and the execution. And for the strikes, as much as possible, I want to have precise shots when I fight. I really have to give time to those so that I can further improve my capabilities,” he said.Though still in limbo on who to defend his title next, Folayang assured everyone that he will be in action in November when ONE Championship returns to Manila.“For sure, I will fight there,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

Grand Slams planning to cut seeds from 32 back to 16 in 2019

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal poses with his winning trophy after defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their 2017 US Open Men’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2017.Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADGrand Slam tournaments are planning to return to seeding only 16 players, instead of 32, as of 2019, and now will give a player who is a late withdrawal because of an injury 50 percent of the first-round prize money.Also among the announcements by the Grand Slam Board on Tuesday after two days of meetings in London last week:ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Going back to 16 seeds in 2019 would, in theory anyway, make early upsets more likely. That’s because if all of the highest-ranked players enter the field, whoever is No. 1 could wind up facing whoever is No. 17 in the opening round.With 32 seeds, none was forced to play someone ranked higher than No. 33 before the third round.The changes with regard to first-round withdrawals, retirements and lack of full effort appear to be in response to what happened at Wimbledon this year. Novak Djokovic’s first-round match at Centre Court lasted all of 40 minutes, and Roger Federer’s went 43, before their opponents stopped playing because of pre-existing injuries. Two other men also stopped mid-match that day, bringing the first-round retirement total to seven and sparking discussion about whether spectators were being shortchanged.The rule changes issued Tuesday, and taking effect next year, let players collect half of the first-round prize money at a Grand Slam tournament if they are “unfit to play” and withdraw onsite after noon on Thursday but before the main draw begins. The person replacing them in the field — a “lucky loser” who failed to advance out of the qualifying rounds — will get the other half of that money, plus whatever they might accumulate by winning matches.The reasoning: Injured or ill players won’t start a match simply to collect their prize money before quitting.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ UE sacks Derrick Pumaren Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments — A player who retires from a first-round match or “performs below professional standards” could face a fine as high as the entire prize money due a loser in that round.— A 25-second serve clock will be tried out at the Australian Open in January, but like at this year’s U.S. Open, not during main-draw matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Players could be fined up to $20,000 for violating “strictly enforced” prematch timing, which will give them one minute to meet at the net after walking on the court, five minutes for warming up, followed by one minute to be ready for play to begin.The four Grand Slam tournaments — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open — doubled the number of seeded players to 32 in June 2001. That decision was made partly in response to complaints from clay-court specialists that they wanted more draw protection at Wimbledon, the only major tournament played on grass. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The 25-second serve clock gives players 5 more seconds than ATP rules currently allow on the men’s tour.But Grand Slam Board Director Bill Babcock said the clock will be used at the 2018 Australian Open on a trial basis the way it was at the U.S. Open, which tested it only for events such as qualifying and junior matches. Read Next LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

Asian Cup: Jordan stuns defending champ Australia

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Jordan’s defender Anas Bani Yaseen, front, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the AFC Asian Cup group B soccer match between Australia and Jordan at Hazza bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — If Australia is going to retain the Asian Cup, the champions will have to do it the hard way.In the first big shock of the 2019 tournament, Jordan — the world’s 109th-ranked team — pulled off one of the biggest wins in its history by beating Australia 1-0 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Anas Bani Yaseen was the match-winner, finding space following a short-corner routine by Jordan to guide in a near-post header in the 26th minute.Jordan had just 24 percent possession in the match and rode its luck under severe pressure in the second half, with Awer Mabil hitting the post for Australia and Jamie Maclaren having a goal disallowed for a narrow offside.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAfter Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi produced a double save in the last attack of the match, the referee blew the final whistle and Jordan’s players sank to their knees and clutched their heads.While the Jordanians are already close to a third quarterfinal appearance in the Asian Cup, Australia likely cannot afford another setback against Syria or Palestine in its other Group B matches in the United Arab Emirates. MOST READ Twelve years on, they appear to be missing influential midfielder Aaron Mooy, who plays in the English Premier League with Huddersfield and is out of the Asian Cup because of injury. They also lack a cutting edge, with veteran striker Tim Cahill now retired and Mathew Leckie not currently available after a hamstring injury.The Australians couldn’t break down a packed Jordan defensive line, resorting in the end to long balls into the penalty area.“I just think we were a little lethargic in our ball movement,” Milligan said.“We know we have to be better if we want to progress and succeed in this tournament.”In Sunday’s late game, Syria and Palestine drew 0-0.The 2019 edition of the Asian Cup is the biggest ever, with 24 teams involved — mirroring the expansion made by the European Championship for its most recent tournament in 2016. It is taking place against the backdrop of a diplomatic crisis in the gulf region.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “This will hurt everyone, I know that,” Australia captain Mark Milligan said. “It’s hurting me at the minute.”In the second game on Sunday, Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi to become the second highest-scoring active international player by netting two goals for India in its 4-1 win over Thailand.Chhetri moved onto 66 goals, one more than Messi. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (85) is ahead of him.Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua also scored for India, which climbed atop Group A above host nation United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, who drew 1-1 on Saturday.Australia, the second-best team in the Asian conference behind Iran, has been in a similar position before at the Asian Cup — in 2007, the Socceroos drew their opener to Oman and then lost 3-1 to Iraq, only to qualify for the knockout stage by thrashing Thailand 4-0 in their last group game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Raptors beat Pacers in Kyle Lowry’s returnlast_img read more

Simeone: Messi is obviously the best

first_imgLionel Messi ‘He’s the best, it’s obvious’ – Atletico boss Simeone salutes Messi heroics ahead of Barcelona clash Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 02:52 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(16) Lionel Messi Barcelona 2017 Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Ecuador v Argentina Ecuador Atlético Madrid Argentina Primera División WC Qualification South America Atlético Madrid v Barcelona The Atletico boss is under no illusions that the Argentina international is the world’s best player after his recent one-man rescue job Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi proved to any doubters that he is the world’s best player by securing Argentina’s place at the World Cup with a marvellous hat-trick.Atletico 15/8 to beat BarcaArgentina went into their final World Cup qualifier staring elimination in the face, but Messi stepped up when they needed him most and inspired a 3-1 win in Ecuador. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Barcelona forward scored all three goals in an unstoppable display to rescue La Albiceleste, meaning Messi goes into Saturday’s meeting with Simeone’s Atletico in blistering form.And Simeone, who insists he always had faith in Argentina, believes that such a performance is what sets Messi apart from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, making him the best in the world.”Of course I saw the match [Argentina],” he told reporters. “And I was really calm because I knew the match would come to our side, even if they didn’t get a great start.”They never lost focus on the match and Messi did what every single Argentinian wanted and asked for.”He showed to those that don’t believe that he’s the best player in the world. It’s obvious.”Simeone’s Atletico Madrid take on Messi’s Barcelona on Saturday evening in the first meeting between the two at Wanda Metropolitano.last_img read more

SET OF SIX – VOLUME TWENTY-NINE

first_imgTouch Football Australia brings you the latest edition of “A Set of Six” with this week’s rapid-fire news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks brings 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 Twenty Nine.SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play # 1Touch Football South Australia Welcome Aboard New Faces to the OfficeMr. Matt Cross begins work this week as the new TFSA State Branch Manager.Matthew has a background in sports marketing and has worked in both AFL and soccer and has a vast scope of networks within the local community.In other staffing news, Kyra Mc Mahon has been working as the casual Administration Assistant during the TFSA office’s transition period. She is also Competition Co-ordinator at the Western Districts Affiliate and will be first port of call for TFSA in her new role of Administration Officer.Pania Mariu also begins this week as a Game Development Officer whose areas of concentration will be Program and Event Management after previously holding down the Administration Officer position in South Australia.Other events: A level 1 Referees Course was held in Clare with 12 new referees being put through their paces by Simon Millcock.Clare President and Competition Coordinator Karen Pink, in a bid to boost referee numbers, made providing a duty referee compulsory part of the nomination process for the summer season.The Clare affiliate are providing fee reductions to teams who referee four or more games this season in a bid to further attract referees to adequately service the expanding competition.The Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auPlay: # 2AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)ACT Staff “Grow the Mo”During Movember (the month formerly known as November) the lads in the ACT Touch office are all growing a Moustache. That’s right, the ACT “hunk of spunks” are bringing the Mo back because they’re passionate about changing men’s health and the fight against male depression and prostate cancer.Following on from the efforts of the boys in the NSWTA office who participated in Movember last year, the ACT lads will keep the Touch Football flag flying for this keynote cause that has the potential to make a huge difference to so many Australian men.Depression affects 1 in 6 men and most don’t seek help. Untreated depression is a leading risk factor for suicide. Last year in Australia 18,700 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 2,900 died of prostate cancer – equivalent to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy of males is 5 years less than females.To sponsor the ACT Touch Mo Bros please go to: http://www.movember.com/au/donate and enter the registration number 184163 and your credit card details. Or you can sponsor by cheque made payable to the “Movember Foundation” clearly marking the donation as being for Registration Number: 184163. Please mail cheques to: PO Box 292, Prahran VIC 3181. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.The money raised by Movember is donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyondblue – the national depression initiative, which will use the funds to create awareness, fund research and increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and male depression.Stay tuned for updates on the ACT Boys progress during Movember.Enquiries to ACT Touch Association on (02) 6212 2880 or [email protected] events: ACT Touch will be holding Level 1 Referees Courses on both 4 and 5 December 2007 at the ACTTA Offices, Deakin ACT. Enquiries to ACT Touch Association on (02) 6212 2880 or [email protected] Australian Capital Territory website: www.acttouch.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play # 3 In the upset of the round in the Darwin Men’s competition, Bundy Bears confirmed their premiership favouritism with a hard fought victory over last year’s premiers Palmerston Bulls 6-5. Leading the third placed Bulls 3-1 at oranges; Bundy never gave up the lead.In other Men’s Division 1 results, Dream Team easily accounted for Honkers 12-3 who were without a number of their key players. Crocs had to dig deep with only six players to overcome a full strength Incredibles 7-4. Only two rounds remain until the Finals series. In the Women’s Division 1, Divas winning run came to and end with the young side being beaten by Scorpions 8-4.Palmerston Bulls account for All About Us 6- 2, whilst Crocs had the bye.The Darwin Junior competition has three rounds remaining with all teams fighting for positions for the finals. Many teams are close on the ladder, so some exciting clashes are expected.Other news: Northern Territory Touch would like to advise all their members of the Annual General Meeting to be conducted in Darwin on Saturday 1 December 2007.In conjunction with the Annual General Meeting the Annual State Council meeting will also be held on the Saturday 1 December 2007.The Northern Territory website: www.touchnt.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play # 4WA Super League Round Four ActionNorthern Districts hosted Round 4 of the Super League series and both their teams threw down the gauntlet to their rivals with impressive displays.In the Women’s Open, Northern took on the youthful and skillful Fremantle outfit.Fremantle came into the contest with form on their side defeating Tompkins Park the previous round, and also accounting for Northern in the 2006/2007 Series, the only team to do so.Northern had made a poor start in defending their title with a win, loss, and a draw from their first three games. But on their home ground they put out a sincere message that they are still a force to be reckoned with. Former Australian Open Mixed World Cup winner Angela Doyle and Elyse Guatta were superb for the home side, helping Northern to a 5-2 victory. The win now puts Northern into second place on the ladder.In the Men’s Open, Northern did not disappoint the home crowd either with a hard fought 3-1 win over Fremantle. Northern have been the real surprise packets of the tournament with consistent performances throughout. The litmus test for the Northern combination will be next round against Southern Stars. In other results in the Women’s division, Southern got home over Tompkins Park 4-2, whilst Perth Brothers put on a clinic in their 12-3 demolition of Rosalie in the Men’s competition.Other Events: This weekend there will be Referee Courses all across the state with Level One courses being held at Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, and Fremantle. There will also be a Level Two course in Geraldton on the same weekend. Much credit must go to the new WA Referee Panel and Presenters for commitment to providing courses for members. Initiatives are being put into place to retain and develop the latest influx of referees in order to further grow the sport in the state. The Western Australian Touch Association website: www.touchwest.comVICTORIA (VIC)Play # 5 Final Round of VT League loomingThe final round of the inaugural VT League season will be at Trinity Grammar School’s Bulleen playing fields on Friday 23rd November 2007, with the Women kicking off the night’s matches at 6.30pm. Don’t forget the Grand Final at Port Melbourne Sharks Soccer Club off Williamstown Rd on December 1 2007 at 2.30pm.Rounds 7 and 8 of the VT League was played at Endeavour Hills Rugby Club, and the results were:Round 7Men: Casey Cougars 8 d Melbourne City Lions 7; University 7 d Bayside Vipers 3Women: Casey Cougars 7 d Melbourne City Lions 4; Bayside Vipers 8 d University 3Round 8Men: Casey Cougars 8 d Bayside Vipers 2; Melbourne City Lions 6 d University 2Women: Bayside Vipers 4 d Casey Cougars 3; Melbourne City Lions 5 d University 4Other Events: Endeavour Hills started their first official competition Round on Thursday at Frogs Hollow Reserve. With 6 teams registered from the local community it’s a family atmosphere for the new competition.Traralgon Touch started their season this week, with 28 teams competing over Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. Games are played at Davidson St Oval, Davidson St Traralgon and if you want to pull on the boots or would like more information, contact Marcus Roylance on 0409 754 487 or [email protected] Touch Association, Victoria’s biggest regional Association, needs referees to officiate the massive 44 teams that play over 5 divisions on Wednesday evenings at McEwan Reserve. If you live near by and would like to help out, or even play a game or two, please get in touch with Brett Hand on 5821 0644 or 0428 996 075, or [email protected] The Victorian Touch website: www.victouch.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)PLAY # 6Origin Training Camp ChangeThe venue for the first Queensland Touch State of Origin Camp has been changed to the Caboolture Touch playing fields Petersen Road, Moray Field on the 1st and 2nd of December 2007.The camp for Queensland’s 13 age division teams was originally scheduled for Redlands, but some upgrading of the fields meant a change of venue was in order for the first of Queensland’s three compulsory camps in the lead-up to the State of Origin series against New South Wales in August 2008.Other events: SQBD hosted their Annual Sharks Cup at Labrador on Saturday 17 November 2007.The All Mixed affair was contested in 18 Years, Opens, Seniors, and masters divisions with some great touch and good fun had by all participants.The Queensland Touch website: www.qldtouch.com.auThat’s it for this week’s edition of “a Set of Six”.Please be sure to check out each State’s website this week for all the latest information, news, and views in Touch Football from around the nation.last_img read more