first_imgWelcome to the last edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch for 2005…yes that’s right! The final edition for 2005! * Yes, after another year of my weekly Sixty Seconds in Touch column, I’m sad to say this will be the final edition for 2005. It has been a big year for the column with all the happenings of 2005. Rumour has it that the new website (to be released in the next few weeks) will have a special section on the front page purely for each weekly column! We’re moving up in the world! * With the office closed over the Christmas period, some of the TFA staff (including myself) are taking the opportunity to use leave, to spend time with family and friends over the holiday. Sixty Seconds in Touch will be back first thing next year, Tuesday January 3rd to be precise! So only 2 weeks will be missed. * Well, firstly happy birthday to TFA’s Maree Curran, we hope you’re having a great day today! * There’s all new merchandise in the TFA office, including referees gear, a cover for personal organisers and also Azuma shoes. Check out the following story for all the details, pictures and prices: MERCHANDISE FOR SALE * The Azuma Touch shoes are starting to take off, as people are purchasing shoes for Christmas presents or for their upcoming summer season. At just $105 the Azuma Bexsta are a great price and are available in white, black or blue. * In NSW news, the Sydney Scorpions are holding their NTL trials. Check out for all the info. * NSW Touch are also running a Level One Coaching Course at Tempe on Saturday 4 February 2006 from 8:30am – 4:30pm at the NSWTA Clubhouse – Canterbury Velodrome Bayview Ave, Earlwood. The cost is $95 and includes course workbook and materials and lunch. Any person/s who would like to do the course please contact Kylie Hearne in the NSWTA Office on 9558 9333 or with your full name and address details. If you have any questions in regards to Level 1 Coaching courses in the Sydney area please contact Andrew Lees on 02 9558 9333 or email * ACT Touch have announced their NTL teams, they can be seen at, check out the competition coming from the Nations capital. * Elwood Park Touch Association retained it’s champion affiliate tag with a magnificent showing in this years Victorian State Affiliates Cup at Doveton on Saturday. Contesting the final of all divisions on offer, Elwood managed only one win – the Men’s Open – but took overall competition points over the new Moorabbin outfit from their consistent finals attendance across the board. The newly formed Moorabbin affiliate – fielding sides containing many past & present Elwood reps – would be happy nonetheless with their inaugural showing, taking out titles in the Women’s Open and Men’s 30s division, and adding a new dimension to the Affiliates competition. FINALS RESULTS: Mens Open Elwood (3) def Moorabbin (1) Womens Open Moorabbin (1) def Elwood (0) Mens 30s Moorabbin (3) def Elwood (1) Mens 35s Diamond Valley (3) def Elwood (2) Mens 40s Albert Park (5) def Elwood (2) Full details of the day may be found on the VTA Website. * The December edition of Touch-e-Talk, the online newsletter has been released. Click here to view the newsletter: * Attention all referees for the NTL: The deadline for early bird nomination is TOMORROW DECEMBER 14. Discounts for one or both tournaments will apply if your nomination is received by Chris Tarlinton at the TFA office by close of business tomorrow. You can fax the forms to (02) 6285 2820. * NTL Gear order forms for referees: This will be out within the next 1-2 weeks. * The TFA Annual General Meeting will be held on February 11 in the TFA Conference Room in the national office at Canberra. * That’s it for now, but remember Sixty Seconds in Touch will be back on January 3rd 2006! Stay safe over the holidays, enjoy your time with family and friends and remember to drive carefully on the roads. By Rachel Grantlast_img

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