Draw as teams vie for shield honours in touch-football game

Darumbal player Michael Ray (left) during the Police v Darumbal youth touch football game. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Darumbal player Michael Ray (left) during the Police v Darumbal youth touch football game. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

TOUCH FOOTBALL: What began as an idea to foster better relations between Rockhampton Police and Rockhampton Darumbal Youth Services has kicked off successfully.

The Police and an indigenous youth side started their bid for the John Doyle Shield with a 3-3 draw on Friday night, at Browne Park in the first of a three-match touch football series.

It was well received by players and spectators alike, and it stoked a spirited fire in each team.

Organiser and Rockhampton Police team member Josh Mason said the game, consisting of 20-minute halves, went off without a hitch.

"Both sides were really competitive and enthusiastic - the three-all draw was a great result for both sides I guess," Mason said.

A standout player for the Police, was Chris "Twilight" Griffin, whose exceptional speed and footy nous earned him the man of the match award.

Meanwhile, Darumbal skipper Michael Ray led by example, chalking up a point for his side.

The match, which served as the curtain raiser to round four of the Rockhampton and District Junior Rugby League competition, was watched by a large crowd of vocal supporters.

It was still undecided when the remaining two matches of the series will be contested, but they should be in the near future, Mason said.

Topics:  police, touch football



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