President's update - November

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

Hello all,


There’s so much happening in the Brisbane Region at the moment, so I thought that it’d be a great opportunity for an update.


NYC – Overall Champions.


We sure do like the sound of that. What a fantastic effort from all the Coaches, Managers, Players and Referees that represented the region at the National Youth Championships on the Sunshine Coast in early October. A huge shout out to everyone that participated and contributed to the best result from the Cobras in the NYC to date.

Congratulations to all the individual award winners with a special mention to

· Zoe Genrich – Leading Female Referee of the Tournament; and,

· Reef Gilbert-Marino – Leading Junior Male Referee of the Tournament.


Division Results are as below:


U12 Boys – Champions – Player of the Finals – Edward Gore – TFA MVP – Isaac Ritcher U12 Girls Red – Champions – Player of the Finals – Tiana Keke – TFA MVP – Rzaria Williams U12 Girls White – 8th – TFA MVP – Lily Nolan U14 Boys – Champions – Player of the Finals – Marley Ngatai – TFA MVP – Ryder Koia U14 Girls Red – Champions – Player of the Finals – Zara Hagan – TFA MVP – Zara Hagan U14 Girls White – 8th – TFA MVP – Ella Denny U16 Boys – 6th – TFA MVP – Zac Grant U16 Girls – Runners Up – TFA MVP – Fleur Ginn U18 Boys – 4th – TFA MVP – Alex Condon U18 Girls – Runners Up – Player of the Series Tayla Skyes – TFA MVP – Hannah Forbes

Referee appointments – Finals


18 Boys – Campbell Muir 18 Girls – Jordan Randle 16 Boys – Zac Genrich, Zoe Genrich 16 Girls – Blake Cooper 14 Boys – Reef Gilbert-Marino, Michael Genrich 12 Girls – James Roe

Brisbane Board Positions.


The Brisbane Board welcomes Mel Lonergan to the Board from Hounds. Mel brings a wealth of experience, and we couldn’t be happier with her appointment. Unfortunately, Swain will be leaving the board – we thank ‘Swingers’ for all his hard work, advice and expertise. Swingers’ knowledge, especially in the coaching environment will be a loss. However, he won’t be too far away. BMTA will be nominating a replacement in the coming weeks.


2021 Brisbane Secondary All Schools


Congratulations on all the teams that participated in this year's BSAS held at St Laurence's

Sporting Fields @ Runcorn.

Open Boys – St Laurence's College – Champions – Rochedale SHS – Runners Up

Open Girls – All Hallows' School – Champions – Rochedale SHS – Runners Up

Open Mixed – St Augustine's College – Champions – Grace Lutheran College – Runners Up

15 Boys – Stretton State College – Champions – Cavendish Rd SHS – Runners Up

15 Girls – Cavendish Rd SHS – Champions – All Hallows' School – Runners Up

13 Boys – Cavendish Rd SHS – Champions – Stretton State College – Runners Up

13 Girls – All Hallows' School – Champions – Cavendish Rd SHS - Runners Up


2021 Brisbane Primary All Schools


Congratulations on all the teams that participated in this year's BPAS held at JF O’Grady Memorial Park @ Fairfield

Boys – Wynnum State School – Champions – Stretton State College – Runners Up Player of the Final - Jack G. Girls – Coorparoo State School – Champions – All Hallows School – Runners Up Player of the Final - Mia C. Mixed – Jamboree Heights SS – Champions – Sacred Heart Booval – Runners Up Players of the Final - Raiden T. & Teuila J.


2022 Door Dash National Touch League


Coaching Appointments. A huge congratulations to the following coaches appointed to lead their divisions. Although not all teams have had their coaches appointed. The final appointments, including assistant coaches, will be made in the coming weeks.


Men’s Open – Kris Ross

Women’s Open – Leasha Thouard

Mixed Open – David Crase

Men’s 20’s – Brett Hughes

Women’s 20’s – Leeanne Bauer

Women’s 27’s – Geoff Hooper

Men’s 30’s – Ben Smith

Senior Mixed (30’s) – Tyrone Bruce

Women’s 35’s – Not Sending

Men’s 40’s – Evad Totorewa

Women’s 40’s – Mai Peregrina

Master’s Mixed (40’s) – Courtney Smith

Men’s 45’s – Graham White

Women’s 45’s – John Collins

Men’s 50’s – Simon Hausler

Women’s 50’s – TBC

Men’s 55’s - TBC

Men’s 60’s – Kevin Hickey

All Abilities – Simon Cox


Expressions of Interest


Coach EOIs are still open. With the announcement of a few new divisions, if you are interested in coaching any of the divisions that are yet to have appointments. Please make sure you nominate:

· Men’s 55’s

· Women’s 50’s

Player EOIs are still open, so please make sure you, your teammates and anyone you think may give it a shot expresses their interest and submits their details. The more we have show up, the more competitive the selection process and the better the teams will be.


Additional Muster Day – Save the Date.


The Brisbane Cobras Muster Day was held on Saturday 6th November at South Pine Touch @ Brendale. Due to the numbers we are holding some extra sessions for the following teams.

· Saturday 20th November – South Pine Touch – 3pm to 5pm

o 45s Men, 45s Women, 50s Men & 50s Women

· Sunday 21st November – Fairfield – 8am to 11am

o Open Men, Open Mixed, 20s Men, Senior Mixed, 40s Men & Masters Mixed.

Times are on our website – click here. All nominated players will be notified by email. Please save the date, if you are unavailable on this day, brush up on our selection policies and contact your coach.


Coaching and Officiating High Performance Forum.

The Brisbane Touch Football Board will be hosting a coaching & officiating forum to be held in the new year (Date to be Confirmed) in the QLD Touch Head Office @ Milton, the forum will run from 7 – 9:30pm and ALL appointed Cobras Officials (Coaches & Referees from NYC and NTL) will be invited to attend. In addition. All coaches that nominated for a coaching position will also be invited. The forum will have guest presenters from various backgrounds providing insight into High Performance Officiating.

Further information will be communicated as it comes to hand.


Finally, a huge congratulations to all the champion teams from BMTAs Metro Cup. The competition was interrupted with both COVID and the Weather, however, they got there in the end.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Stephen.Swan@qldtouch.com.au




Ash Synnott President – Brisbane Touch Football **On behalf of the board**