Nelson Bay Touch
By Annie TOLHURST
NELSON Bay Touch Association (NBTA) sent 6 Senior teams to the Hunter/Western Hornets Championships over the last weekend in Maitland.
Defending Regional champions Senior Mixed went down in a nail biting grand final against Doyalson 5 to 7 and Women’s 30 also defending Champs were defeated by Wallsend 0 to 6 after losing some key players to injury.
Our Men’s 40’s team stepped up again this year to meet defending Regional and State Champs Wallsend in the grand final.
Held their own for half the game but eventually going down to a very strong side with current Australian players 5 to 7.
Our Men’s 20’s team played hard and strong through all their round games.
This year we have some young boys stepping up to take on the bigger boys and having lost two players before the tournament the boys did very well to finish a very reputable 5th in the Region.
Our Men’s opens took on the big guns and fought hard throughout.
Again due to some injuries during the tournament left their numbers on the low side but the remaining boys showed lots of courage and also finished 5th.
Winners are grinners and our Ladies 20’s side went through undefeated to claim victory in the grand final against Central Coast Dolphins.
Congrats to all the players, officials and team management who have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort so far.
The next Senior Rep tournament being NSW Country Championship is only a matter of weeks away in Wollongong on 22 and 23 October.