Ex-Charger proves he has the touch

By RACHAEL BORICH

ROCKHAMPTON'S Charlie Beresford has made the perfect start to his touch football representative career.

Making his Rockhampton team debut at the CQ Championships at Rockhampton's Cyril Connell Fields on Saturday Beresford was instrumental in guiding the Rockhampton over 30 men's team to victory and he was also named player of the final and that division's player of the carnival.

Beresford, who retired from playing rugby league for CQU Norths Chargers last season, showed the ideal speed and fitness around the field to run in endless touchdowns and playing in the links combined successfully with Matt Pacey.

His performance warranted selection in the Central Queensland over-30 men's team, a combination dominated by Rockhampton players, which now plays at the Queensland Country Championships in Noosa on August 27-28 where a Queensland Country Rustlers team will be selected to play at the Na- tional Touch League (NTL) Championships in Coffs Harbour in March next year.

Rockhampton teams dominated the CQ Championships and ultimately gained selection to play at the next level.

However, one of the most hotly-contested divisions was the women's under-20 competition with Bundaberg eventually posting a 2-1 win over Emerald in the final.

This year's CQ carnival hosted 40 teams from Rockhampton to Emerald and Bundaberg from under-20 to over-50 divisions.



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