Williamtown RAAF team take out fourth annual NAIDOC Touch Championships News Of The Area Port Stephens LGA Sport by News Of The Area - Modern Media - July 19, 2018 Kurt Bassett from Port Stephens Aboriginal community team, Chief Inspector Tony Townsend from the Port Stephens Hunter Police district team, Kate Washington MP and Deputy base commander Phil Mackie from the Williamtown RAAF base team. THE fourth annual NAIDOC touch championship was held last week at Medowie’s Boyd Oval, as part of Port Stephens NAIDOC celebrations. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Five teams participated during the day in both a Men’s and Mixed competition including Port Stephens/Hunter District Police, Port Stephens Council, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), representatives of the Department Of Education, and of course, the Aboriginal Community of the Port Stephens area. State member for Port Stephens Kate Washington MP opened the day, along with a moving smoking ceremony by Worimi community members, and then, it was on for young and old. With matches played over twenty minute duration, minus a halftime break, it was clear that the fitness levels of all concerned were going to be tested throughout the day. In the mixed competition, the Port Stephens Council team looking to be the front runners with the RAAF close behind. However, when the pressure was on during the final, the men and women of our Air Force did enough to hold off the Council to win the Mixed Competition Plate. In the Men’s competition, there was only ever going to be one winner with the RAAF steamrolling all comers, overcoming a brave contingent from the Department of Education in the final, easily taking out the Men’s Competition Cup 7 to 3, making it a double RAAF win. Kate Washington MP also had the pleasure of presenting the Cup and Plate trophies to their respective winners. In the end, the day was enjoyed by all, with some enjoying their own sense of success. “It was a great experience and to make things even better our Police team ended up even winning a game for the first time, so we’re thrilled and just want to make sure everyone remembers we won a game!” Chief Inspector Tony Townsend told News Of The Area. Another win in terms of community involvement was to see our esteemed mayor Ryan Palmer taking to the field as part of the council team, something many spectators took great notice of. By Rachael VAUGHAN The representatives from all teams at the presentation of the trophies.