Touch Football

The Unity Touch Football Program has been running at Unity College for the past 10 years. Touch football is a fast, low impact sport the many students like to play as an addition to their sports program. It helps build ball skills, speed, agility, strength and overall fitness. It is a tactical game that requires all team members to work together. Many of Unity's touch players choose to play touch football alongside other sports offered at Unity. There are close to 100 students participating in touch at Unity College. 

For secondary students, touch football games are played on Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night at the Kawana Western Field at Birtinya. The students generally train on a Tuesday morning before school on the College Oval and also during some lunch hours. The season is broken into two parts. Semester 1, Under 13 and Under 15 boys and girls play in the school junior competition held at Kawana Western Fields on Wednesday afternoons and the Senior Open players play on Wednesday nights in the adult's competition. During Semester 1 all players are welcome to join a team. At the start of Semester 2 we form one competitive team for each age group U13, U15 and Opens to go to the Qld All Schools Competition and these teams play in the adult's competition at Kawana on a Wednesday night. 

The major carnivals that the student compete in are:

  • Sunshine Coast All Schools Carnival at Glasshouse in July.
  • All Hallow's Carnival in Brisbane in August (the U15s won the A division of this prestigious carnival last year).
  • Qld All Schools Touch Carnival in Brisbane in October. This is one of the largest sports carnivals in Australia. 

The primary season starts in Semester Two and they play on a Wednesday afternoon at Kawana Touch Western Fields. The games are in the afternoon at 4:20pm or 5:10pm. We generally enter Year 5 and Year 6 primary teams. Training is likely to occur on Monday afternoon on the oval at school. 

The major carnival for the primary school is the Qld Primary All Schools Carnival which is held in Brisbane in November. 

Mr Murray Williams oversees the touch football program as Head Coach. He also Coaches the U15 girls, U13 boys teams and the Year 5 Touch Team. Mr David Cooper is Coach of the Open Girls Team. Mr Jeremy Bell is coach of the U13 girls teams and the Year 6 Primary team.

All coaches have a Talent Level Touch Football Australia Coaching Accreditation. 

Touch Football is also a part of the inter-school sports program. Unity College has successfully won a number of grand finals in this competition in the past few years. 

We are always looking for new players, please contact Mr Murray Williams if your son or daughter is interested in playing . Team App is used to communicate with players and families. 

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