Another year, another exciting Super League competition! Next Friday 16 October brings a double header Women’s competition and Round One for the Men’s. This year Touch Football ACT have introduced a second-grade competition, Premier League. It is an exciting season of elite Touch Footy coming up!
Tuggeranong Vikings vs Gungahlin Cats
It’s a clash of the titans to kick off the 2020 season with a grand final rematch from last year with defending premiers Tuggeranong Vikings against runners up Gungahlin Cats. This is sure to be a great game with Gungahlin Cats no doubt taking something out of last season and looking to get one up on Vikings. Vikings key players like Elise Wilson, Rebecca Beath and Breanna Toze amongst others will be looking to put their stamp on the game. This can’t count out Cats after a strong Premier League season in winter they will be sure to have something up their sleeve to upset the defending champions. Key players such as Dee Smith, Allira Davis and the ever-reliable Rachel McVicar will be crucial to starting Cats season with a huge win. You don’t want to miss this grand final rematch!
North Canberra Bears vs Woden Eagles
Bears and Eagles will be looking to start their Super League campaign with a win and to improve on their 2019 season. Bears have stayed steady with a large amount of last year’s squad returning for the Red & Black. Inclusion of youth with Georgia Donaldson and Jasmine Clark are about to show what they are made of. Woden Eagles have lost some experience from last year’s squad so they are turning to some talented young players that have come through the ranks with an opportunity to shine. Keep an eye out for Charlotte Newton as we are sure she will cross the line a fair bit this season.
BYE – Northern Phoenix
Northern Phoenix vs Gungahlin Cats (Match of the round)
Northern Phoenix really hit their straps at the back end of the 2019 season with their youth getting plenty of game time under their belts. This year Phoenix have added a wealth of experience with Sophie Broadhead and Tania Afamasaga who look to help guide the team. Phoenix will definitely be a dark horse this season and will look to prove their worth with their first game against Gungahlin. Cats will be hungry to beat Phoenix with their last game of 2019 ended in a 5-5 draw. This game will prove to be an important start for both team which could be a crucial win come finals time later in the season.
Vikings vs Bears
Bears had some good performances against Vikings last season and are hoping to really put Vikings to the sword for their first face-off. Keep an eye on Erin Hickson for Bears who will look to stamp her influence on the game to get Bears over the time. Vikings will be fresh off a big game against Cats, although coach Chris Tarlinton will be sure to have his girls ready to fire once again!
BYE – Woden Eagles
Gungahlin Cats vs Vikings (Match of the round)
Gungahlin Cats have added some fresh faces to their playing roster for this season with a bit of youth and speed through the middle in the likes of Eben van Rensburg and Jordan Gregory. New Cats coaches Matt Smith and Glenn Gregory will also be looking to impart some wisdom in the side to improve on from last seasons disappointing 4th place finish. Tuggeranong Vikings have maintained the majority of the squad that finished 2nd to last years champions Phoenix and will look start their season with a strong showing against a revamped Cats team. This game could prove to be a pivotal win against what could be a close competitor come finals time.
Woden Eagles vs Phoenix
The last time these two teams met it was a very fiery encounter and we are sure there will be no love lost between the two. 2019 Premiers Northern Phoenix will be a strong side to beat again this season and will be ready to go for Round 1. Woden Eagles have had an overhaul of their roster compared to last year with some young players getting their chance to play in the top grade and some others coming back into the fold. Players to keep an eye on will be Trent Gavenlock for Woden & Issac Crowe for Phoenix.