Roma juniors get a touch of glory
TOUCH FOOTBALL: From 193 teams across four divisions, the Roma State College primary touch team walked away from a state tournament victorious.
Participating in the Queensland Primary All Schools Touch Tournament in Cleveland over the weekend, teams from all over the state were invited.
In their first year of competing, Roma won the second division: the cup.
HPE teacher and coach, Jacob Frampton said all his players had performed terrifically.
“Special mention needs to go to Ebony Lewington and Riley Lucht,” he said.
“Ebony received the coaches award for her impressive sportsmanship and persistence throughout each game.
“In a team of young players, Riley took on a leadership role, setting a good example and setting up a multitude of tries throughout the carnival, which earnt him the award of player’s player.”
Frampton said the players in the team had all expressed an interest in the sport, and had been training for a number of months.
“Next year we have our sights on the secondary All Schools Carnival as many players will progress to high school next year,” he said.
“I think what the students love the most about touch is the ability to compete with their friends, while having a laugh.”
Frampton said the hard work of local touch stalwarts had grown the sport in the region.
“The work of Meryl Eddie, and currently Matt Waldron in the role of Junior Touch President, has allowed players in Roma to develop as players through a variety of ways,” he said.
“It is thanks to their tireless efforts to deliver touch football programs on a local and representative scale that players from the Roma district can compete and enjoy the great game of Touch Football.”
Riley Lucht, Oliver Lewington, Ebony Lewington, Jack Cameron, Meg Cameron, Maddie Bain, Rory Collier, Wesley Collier, Emmy-Lou Everingham, Reid Grant.