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Upcoming Metro Level 1 Referee Course

Upcoming Metro Level 1 Referee Course on Sunday the 15th of June, click more for further informationmore

Waite 2013/14 full

Thank you for your nominations for the upcoming summer season. The comp is now at capacity. If you are an individual looking for a team, please contact enquiry@autouch.org.aumore

Waite 2013/14

Waite Touch Football will start up in October 2013. We are looking for referees and a referee coordinator. Games are played on Thursday evenings at the Waite campus, game times range between 6:10pm and 7:50pm. Contact enquiry@autouch.org.au to register your interest.more

Waite Competition Survey 2012/13

AUTC is committed to understanding our participant needs & would love to hear your thoughts about our competition & how we can improve it. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to complete our survey. Your feedback will improve the delivery of touch footy for future seasons.Click here to take surveymore

Game status 17/1/13

Games are off. Too hot.more

Community Sponsorship Directory

Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) is pleased to announce the launch of our Community Sponsorship Directory (CSD) for the exclusive benefit of our participants.more

Waite 2012/13 nominations open

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Waite Grand Finals 11/12

Another season draws to a close, and we say well done to all the teams that took part during the season and in the finals over the last two weeks.   9 grand finals were played on Thursday 1st March:

A Grade: S-Crew def. Soaks 10-4
B-Grade: Bulldogs A def. Original Touch Ups 8-7

C-Grade: Everlong Burners def. The Pugs 10-8
D-Grade: That's How We Roll def. Angove Touch Ups 6-5

E-Grade: Offsiders (Team 1) def. Sister Morphine 7-3
F-Grade: Pigs of Death def. The Might Grapes 7-6

G-Grade: AUTC Dragonflies def. Pirates Junior 7-6
H-Grade: Mitcham def. Bulldogs B 11-7

Junior: The Mixers def. Short Blacks 9-5

 

Best Player Awards went to:

A/B: Sam Clark (Soaks), Lara Scrimgeour (S-Crew)
C/D: David McIlwaine (Smashed Beagles), Alice Cooke (Tetley Teabags)
E/F: Patrick Manson (Offsiders), Natasha Hollitt (Sister Morphine)
G/H: Harrison Lyons (Bulldogs B), Georgia Donnelly (Pirates Junior)

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Finals are Approaching!

Game times for the last round before finals is now on the website, I only nearly forgot! 

 

 It's probably a good idea to remind people that everyone will need to have played and signed on for 3 games to be eligible for the finals.  Also, while casual subs have been permitted during the season, players will only be eligible to play in one team for finals. 

 

 I also ask that as we approach the pointy end of the season that players remember to respect each other and the referee and to enjoy the game.

 

A reminder on how the finals will work, grades will be split into a "top four", "bottom four".


For the semis 1v4 and 2v3, 5v8 and 6v7.  The winners of these games will then each progress to their respective grand final.  Only last placed team in the divs with odd numbers (C/D, E/F and Junior) will miss out for the finals.  Thanks to the wooden spooners, my apologies that you will miss out. 


Good luck to you all, I hope everyone has a great last minor round game next Thursday, and then the GF will be on Thursday 1st March.
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Code of Conduct

AUTC would like to remind all players, coaches, officials and spectators of the responsibilities they have in maintaining the Touch Football Code of Conduct (see attached).  The Code of Conduct is in place to ensure that we can all enjoy our sport free from threat of harassment, violence, abuse or unsportsmanlike behaviour.  

Please remember that:

“The referee is the sole judge on matters of fact and is required to adjudicate on the rules of the game during play. The referee may impose any sanction necessary to control the match and in particular, award penalties for infringements against the rules.” (Rule 18.2: 7th TFA Edition Rule Book)

 I’m sure we can all look forward to many more enjoyable nights of touch by keeping the games in perspective and maintaining the code of conduct.

 Sincerely

 Jo Waugh
AUTC President

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Still unsure about the Uniform Rule?

For grades A/B and C/D: players must wear matching, numbered shirts.

 For grades E/F and G/H: shirts must be matching, but numbers are not required. (but it is reccommended.)

 

Shirts are considered "matching" as long as they are the same colour. Small variations in pattern or shade are permitted, as long as it is clear they belong to the same team.

 

 The penalty is: -1 touchdown for 1 person out of uniform, -2 touchdowns for 3 people out, -3 touchdowns for 5 or more people out.


The point(s) should be awarded as a positive score to the opposition, so that a negative final score cannot occur.


Referees should let both team captains know that a penalty will be applied as soon as the referee becomes aware that a player is out of uniform. Ideally this should happen at the start of the game, but it is within the rights of the opposing team's captain to draw it to the attention of the referee at any point.
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Uniform Policy

A reminder that from round 4 onwards teams must be in uniform. For teams in e/f and g/h, that means matching shirts, for teams in a/b and c/d shirts must also be numbered. The penalty will be -1 touchdown for 1 person out of uniform, -2 touchdowns for 3 people out, -3 touchdowns for 5 or more people out. The junior div is exempt from this rule, but it is still strongly encouraged.

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Full fees due 10 November

just a reminder that full fees are due THIS THURSDAY, 10 November. I'd very much prefer payment to the account IN A SINGLE PAYMENT to save all that cash at the desk -
 
Bank SA
Account Name: Adelaide University Touch Club
BSB: 105-120
Account No: 020658640
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Men Over 55 to count as Women

We have reversed - but revised - the rule for over aged men to count as women on the field, the rule has now been reinstated but it will apply only to men OVER 55.  The rule for under 13 boys remains as is.

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Coloured Referees

You may notice that some of our referees are wearing bright green this year.

That is due to AUTC’s involvement with the Office for Recreation and Sport Coloured Shirt Program which is aimed at:

·Making new refs easily identifiable, so that they are easy to recognise and support;

·Promoting this program to the sports community to raise awareness and increase the recognition and support of new refs;

·Assisting in reducing pressure and lessening abuse and conflict directed towards new refs;

·Creating a culture of support towards these new refs via the education of players, spectators, coaches and the media.

Newly trained officials will be provided with an identifiable bright green officials’ shirt. These inexperienced referees will be encouraged to progress from their coloured shirt into the recognised orange officiating shirt, within a negotiated time frame.

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Draw now available for rounds 1 & 2

Game times for the first two weeks are now available.  Good luck for the new season, games will be regraded after about round 3 if needed. 

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WAITE FULL - Nominations are CLOSED

Nominations for the upcoming season at Waite are now closed. 

All the divisions are full to the brim with no room for extra teams.  The one exception is we could squeeze in a junior team.  (kids 9-13ish for the junior grade)

The draw will be made available on this website by Thurs 20th October.

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Nominations Due Thursday 13th October

Nominations for season 11/12 are due tomorrow, THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBER, so don't delay!!! 

Positions in the comp are filling quickly so don't miss out!

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Revised Season Fees for Kids 4-Aside

We've revised the season fees for the kids 4-aside competition, teams of primary school children in this division will now pay just $500!

Children/teenagers in the junior comp (full length, 6-aside) will pay $750 and the open divs are $970, unchanged from last year.

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Waite Facebook Page

Love facebook?  Why not Like the new Waite Touch Football page to make sure you are kept up-to-date with all things Waite!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Waite-Touch-Football/154502924631452

We also have a new sportingpulse web address that is easier to remember: you can now go to adelaideunitouch.sportingpulse.net to get all your Waite Touch information!

The website of the Adelaide University Touch Club remains unchanged, autouch.org.au

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Waite Mixed Touch Summer 2011/12

Waite Mixed Touch will resume on a Thursday night in Summer 2011-2012.  Dates are set for:

Rd 1 –  Rd 8: 27/10/11 – 15/12/11
Rd 9 – Rd 14:  12/1/12 – 16/2/12
Finals:  23/2/12 – 1/3/12

Updated details and a nomination form can now be found under the Competition Info link above. 

Closing date for nominations is Thursday 13 October 2011. 

Any queries please don't hesitate to contact Belinda on belinda@autouch.org.au

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STATE CUP 2011

So it’s that time of the year again!
STATE CUP! 29th – 30th October!
 

Adelaide University Touch Association were the State Cup Champions in 2010 – want to help us back it up in 2011? Remember school carnival days? The fun and excitement?! Its as awesome as that!

If you played Waite 2010/2011 or for AUTC in the summer, autumn or winter season, you can play for us.

The AUTA State Cup Muster Day will be held on Sunday 11 September at 12pm at Park 10 (where we train).

Divisions include:

−        Junior mixed (Born after October 1, 1995)

−        Men’s Open (No age requirement)

−        Women’s Open (No age requirement)

−        Women’s 27s (Born 1984 or before)

−        Men’s 30s (Born 1981 or before)

−        Senior mixed (Born 1976 or before)

AUTA will be looking for coaches, tour managers, referees and selectors to help our campaign too.

Our excellent performance at last years State Cup was due to the marvelous hard work from our awesome coaches and dedicated officials. We can't forget the players either! So if you would love to help make our club great consider helping us in one of these positions!

Also, if you know anyone that would want to play or have a more official capacity, pass this on to them! the more the merrier!

 

For more information go here http://www.autouch.org.au/node/605

 

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State Cup 28 - 30 October 2011

In 2010 AUTC Waite was the champion affiliate.  We want people to help us do it again.

This year there are 6 divisions: Senior Mixed (35 plus), Under 16 divisions, Men's Open, Men's 30s, Women's Open and Women's 27s. 

A player Muster Day will be held on September 11, 2011 at 12pm at Park 10. The Waite competition will again subsidise playing fees. AUTA is currently searching for coaches, referees, selector and tour managers to assist in preparing a competition winning squad. Fill in this form to express your interest.

If you would like to be included in the mailing list for information, or to make an enquiry, contact Darren.Jones@csiro.au

 

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2011 State Cup - Players Wanted

If you are interested in playing for the AUTA in the 2011 State Cup, please read on.

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2011 State Cup - Coaches Wanted!

Please read on if you are interested in coaching an AUTA team at the 2011 State Cup.

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2011 State Cup - Referees Wanted

Please read on if you wish to Referee on behalf of the AUTA.

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2011 State Cup - Selectors Wanted

If you are interested in being a Selector at the 2011 State Cup on behalf of the AUTA please read on.

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2011 State Cup - Tour Manager

If you are interested in taking on the role of Tour Manager or Assistant Tour Manager please read on.

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Waite to become SMOKE-FREE in 2011

Adelaide University became a smoke-free environment on 1 July 2010, and this will be extended to include the Waite Campus and playing fields from 1 January 2011. Smoking will therefore not be permitted anytime or anywhere on the fields during the upcoming touch season from this date.

More information can be found at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/smoke-free/

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State League with Eastern Stingrays

The Waite affiliate is part of the Eastern Stingrays region who compete in the State League Competitions. They are looking for players for the upcoming mixed season.

Contact easternstingrays@gmail.com for more details.

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Touch in Winter??

If you want to keep playing in winter, why not consider joining one of the AUTC teams?  Men’s, women’s and mixed teams are entered in the City Touch Comp in the parklands on Greenhill Rd on Monday and Thursday nights.  All players, particularly younger players, will benefit from regular club training and a team coach.


Contact: enquiry@autouch.org.au

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Waite Grand Finals 10/11

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Waite Grand Finals 09-10

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Waite Grand Finals 08-09

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Waite Grand Finals 07-08

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Waite Grand Finals 06-07

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