ARANA TOUCH GRAND FINALS

Following a wash out on Wednesday afternoon Arana Touch Association conducted their Grand Finals on Thursday evening 30th November at Grovely Sports Fields at Hanran St.

Well over 50 teams competed in both boys’ and girls’ competitions during the season in under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 divisions. The competition is all about our Community and the young players having fun in the North-Western suburbs. It takes many people to make this success. Arana Touch would like to thank the following: firstly, the parents for bringing the players every week. We acknowledge many of our older 14-16-year-old players that took on Coaching roles for under 8 and 10’s teams – Tamsyn Campbell, Jess Robertson, Chloe Bates, Caleb Madders and Cain Franks – and also the parents that took on roles of Coaching and being involved with their children’s teams.

Similarly, we were lucky to have a number of experienced adult referees who not only refereed but supported our Junior referees – Sarah Pike, Ben Thorp, Isabelle O’Connor, Jamie Rogers, Nat Ward, Ethan Ryan and Dillon Bryant.

We appreciate the support of Arana Leagues Club, Football and Arana Sport, Westside Soccer Club and the ground staff from both clubs for providing excellent fields each week. To our Committee – Cath Eacott, Mark Lewis, Suzanne Kerr, Sally Swinbourne, Rebecca Dunning and our Administrator Sharyn Madders – thank you for your endless energy and enthusiasm.

Grand Final Results:

U8 Red: Elevate 5 v Leopards 4, U8 Blue: Junior Cowboys 6 v Rebels 4, U10 Girls: Swifts 13 v Firebirds 3, U10 Boys Red: Mud N Bloods 9 v Roosters 2, U10 Boys Blue: Hornets 4 v FG Panthers 2, U12 Girls: NBMT Scorpions 6 v Touch Crew 2 U12 Boys Red: Dodgers 6 v Mighty Touch 4, U12 Boys Blue: Valleys Diehards 8 v Arana Ninjas 1, U14-16 Boys: All stars 8 v Elevate 3, U14-16 girls are still to play.

Parents and players should go to our website or facebook for Photos from Grand Final night. Some are already on our Facebook page and more will follow over the next week. We are proud to have our resident photographer Ken McMaster who has taken many wonderful photos again throughout the year. If you want any photo, please contact Ken.

The next Arana Touch season will commence on the 31st January. Players can register online from next week, or attend our SIGN ON at Hanran St on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th January from 4.30-6.30pm.