Touch football association to host come and try sessions

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Ash Bolt

Children interested in taking up a new sport will have the chance to learn about touch football through a new program run by the Geelong Touch Football Association starting this week.

The association and Youth in Touch are teaming up to run the program from this Friday to teach people age between six and 18 the sport.

Association president Rohan Greaves said the program was designed to give kids a taste of touch football.

“We want to keep giving opportunities for young people to get involved, be active and play a sport,” he said.

“Touch football is a really inclusive sport, where boys and girls play together, it’s non-contact and it’s fast and fun.

“It builds those important skills of teamwork and it’s an easy game to learn.

“This program is a great introduction to the game.”

Greaves said the program utilised the skills and knowledge of high-level coaches, including lead coach Daniel McDowell, who coached Jersey at World Cups.

“We ran the program last year and it was quite popular to start with … we probably had about 50 kids have a try in the first month,” he said.

“We’d love to see some good numbers again this year.”

The session begin this Friday at 5.30pm at King Lloyd Reserve in Newtown.

It is free and funded by VicHealth.

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