Camden Haven’s Kobie Knight to represent Australia at World Touch Football Cup

Kobie Knight sizing up the opposition while representing the Northern Eagles at the National Touch League Championships.

CAMDEN Haven’s Kobie Knight will don the green and gold once more when she represents Australia at the 2024 Touch World Cup next month.

The World Cup, to be held this year in Nottingham, England, is the biggest touch football event in the world, featuring 190 teams from 40-plus nations.

Kobie told News Of The Area (NOTA) she is “excited and honoured” to represent Australia again.

Her journey in touch football began when Kobie was just twelve years old, after her sports teacher, Peter Kelly, got her into a local team in Laurieton.

“Touch was a pretty big sport in Laurieton back then,” Kobie told NOTA.

“Teams would come from Port, Wauchope, all over the place to play and it was a great introduction to the sport for me.”

Kobie’s selection in the Australian Women’s 40s Team was made possible after her talents were identified by selectors at both state and national carnivals.

“Over the last couple of years I have managed to play well at these events and I have picked up various awards,” she said.

“The selectors picked a squad of 30 players who were chosen to attend a training camp in Brisbane, where we were put through our paces.

“The final team of sixteen was announced from there.”

Kobie will be joined at the World Cup by her husband, parents and fellow Port Makos teammate Ann Gleeson.

“I’m so happy to have my family supporting both myself and my team and I’m so proud to represent both Camden Haven Touch and Port Makos Touch at an international level,” Kobie told NOTA.

“Playing with and winning competitions with your best mates is the ultimate reward.

“Over the years Touch has given me so many great moments.

“I’ve been lucky enough to win titles from local, regional, state and national level.

“I’ve won personal awards and had individual recognition.

“But one of my greatest memories would have to be winning the Under 20’s State Cup for Camden Haven.”

Kobie was also recently named the Northern Eagles’ Player Of The Year.

The Northern Eagles represent an area from Forster to the Queensland border.


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