Sharks supporting Touch Footy Gala

The NSW Touch Association and Taren Point Touch Association combined to host a primary schools gala day last week at Gwawley Oval in promoting the non-contact form of rugby league in the Sutherland Shire.

A non-competitive gala day for primary school children in years 3/4 and 5/6, the event attracted 50 teams and over 500 students, with the two touch associations partnering with the Sharks on the day.

Sharks stars Matt Moylan, Valentine Holmes and Chad Townsend were prolific touch players in their youth, before concentrating their efforts on rugby league.

The event endeavoured to promote Touch football as not only being the ideal non-contact form of the game for boys as girls, but also as a summer sport alternative before switching back to the junior league during the winter months.

While the Sharks NRL playing squad had training commitments on Tuesday, the Sharks were represented at the gala day event by Reefy the club mascot, Sharks Have Heart and NRL Development staff members.

The Sharks also provided showbags, conducted a pass-the-ball activation and were proactive on supporting the gala day by promoting the event through their primary school contacts.

Touch Football through the local Taren Point association offers midweek competitions along with try outs for representation in the State Cup tournaments. Taren Point rep teams also refer to themselves as the Sharks and feature the Club's community sports club logo on their playing gear and apparel.

Junior summer touch competitions begin on September 12, Seniors on October 23.

For more information on Taren Point Touch and their junior and senior competitions CLICK HERE.