Touch - Term 3/4 2022

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Touch this year will be held at Peter Johnstone Park on a Monday afternoon. The season will begin in Term 3 on Monday the 5th of September, with finals day being held on Monday the 5th of December. There will be no games held on the 19th of September, during the Term 3 school holidays and on Labour Day (24th of October). 

 

Registrations are due by Tuesday the 23rd of August 2022. 

FEES

Registration fees need to be paid by the 2nd of September to ensure your child is able to participate in the season. If you require assistance with paying your fee, please see the office to make payment arrangements. 

Fees this year are $20 per player. 

 

TOUCH SET UP AND TEAMS

Grades are as follows:

- Year 1-2 Open Social

- Year 3-4 Open Elite

- Year 3-4 Open Social

- Year 3-4 Girls Elite

- Year 5-6 Open Elite

- Year 5-6 Girls Elite

- Year 5-6 Open Social

Please be aware that for all social grades results are not kept and there are no finals games. 

 

It will be endeavoured to make teams of 8-9 players per team to maximise on field playing time for each team member. 

 

PARENT HELP

We would love to have parents help manage our teams (without this support our team entries will be limited). You may like to share the managing role with someone else - if this is an option for you please let us know. 

 

REFEREES

Some referees are provided for games through Otago Touch and Taieri College, although it may be necessary for teams to referee half a game each. 

 

TAIERI REP TRIALS

Once school entries have closed players wanting to trial to play in the Taieri Rep team will be invited to register their interest. Trial day has been booked for Monday the 19th of September 2022. 

Players who wish to trial for the Taieri Rep teams need to be aware that they could be selected for Otago teams for the Waipounamu tournament in Christchurch in December. This has a player fee in the region of $300 plus any cost for rep uniform if required. 



Kind regards

Kayla Donaldson

Kayla Donaldson
Touch Co-Ordinaror

kaylad@elmgrove.school.nz