SOUTHERN TOUCH
JUNIOR COMPETITION

SUMMER 2021/22

Starts Thursday 11th November

10 Rounds + Finals

Wentworth Park Sports Complex
165A Clarence Street, Howrah

$700 per team

Download the Southern Touch Competition Standards

TEAM REGISTRATIONS CLOSE

5PM Monday 1st November

Competition Notes

Boys & Girls Competitions, Mixed teams will be permitted to register into Boys Competitions

Round Matches will be played on Thursdays - Finals will take place on Saturday 5th February 2022

All teams must be registered by a Delegate who is 18 years of age or older and will be responsible for the management of the team

All players must be registered through the online system prior to participating in any match

All teams must have a person in attendance at all matches who is older than the team and responsible for the conduct of the team during matches, said person could be a coach, parent or other and may be separate to the Delegate

Southern Touch will supply suitably qualified Referees (match officials) for all divisions

All Divisions will be played played/ruled in accordance with the NRL Touch Football 8th Edition Rules, with the exception of 10s Divisions which will be subject to ***Modified Mules***

A Division must have a minimum of four (4) teams to be deemed viable.  Should any Division have less than four (4) teams nominate, Southern Touch may consider to amalgamate Divisions should it deem suitable, however will converse with Team Delegates before reaching any decision.

DIVISIONS (Age Requirements):

Boys & Girls 10s - Born in or after 2012

Boys & Girls 12s - Born in or after 2010

Boys & Girls 14s - Born in or after 2008

Boys & Girls 16s - Born in or after 2006

***Modified Rules***

Played across half a field using a junior sized ball with only 5 players on the field at any one time.  Coaches will be permitted to take the field behind their team line to provide instruction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any minimum age requirements?

Whilst there are no minimum age requirements for our Junior Competitions Southern Touch Competitions start from Grades 3/4 and parents should consider whether participation of children younger than this could hamper their development.

How many players per team?

Whilst only 6 players are permitted to take the field at any one time (Grade 3/4s only 5), we suggest you’d want roughly 10-12 players in total. Substitutions are limitless and quite often there’s someone who can’t make it along.

When will I be playing?

Typically, all Junior Competition matches are played between 4pm and 6pm.

How will I know what time I play?

Once team registrations close a fixture will be formulated and posted on the website under the ‘Fixtures/Results’ tab so you can check what time you play each week.

How much will it cost me to play?

Whether it be Junior or Senior Competitions, Southern Touch charge per team. An approximate calculation would be to divide the team cost by 10 (players) which will give you an idea of individual cost.  Team costs vary between competitions.

Who supplies the playing uniform?

It is the responsibility of teams to arrange their own playing uniforms. For Junior Competitions Southern Touch recommend for all players to be in matching tops, (i.e. school sports tops, club supplied tops, etc.).  It is not a requirement for Junior Competitions that playing tops are numbered.

Southern Touch may be able to assist you in purchasing uniforms through one of their suppliers/sponsors, please direct enquiries through admin@southerntouch.com.au.

START HERE

You need an NRL Touch Football Account (new for 2020)
to register as a team, a player, a coach or a referee.
SKIP THIS STEP if you already have an Account.

CREATE MY ACCOUNT

REGISTER YOUR TEAM

Team Delegates register your Team here.
Do this BEFORE inviting your Players to join.

First time users of the new management system need to create a login (NRL Account).

Click 'REGISTER OUR TEAM' below, locate

and select the Division you wish to register

to and then select 'REGISTER'.

REGISTER OUR TEAM

JOIN YOUR TEAM

Players join your Team here.
Use the 'Search' function to find your team.

Search by 'team name and the division in which it's registered' OR 'Team ID number'.
'Search' is not confined to Southern Touch and will display teams from across Australia.

If your Team Delegate has organised a team for you, use the link provided by your Team Delegate to join your team.

First time users of the new management system need to create a login (NRL Account).

JOIN MY TEAM

PLAYERS WITHOUT A TEAM

Hook up with a Team needing more players.
Register to join the available player list.

If you are want to play but don't have a team, Southern Touch is here to help.

First time users of the new management system need to create a login (NRL Account).

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