first_imgThe 2009 Touch Football Tasmania State Cup was held at Wentworth Park in Hobart on Saturday, 31 January 2009. The ground proved to be a ‘not so happy’ hunting ground for the Northern Teams.The Southern teams took out five of the seven divisions 3-0, with success in the second game coming to the Northern Under 18 girls team, and a win in the final dead rubber game to the Northern Men’s 30’s.One of the highlights of the day was the deciding game in the Girls 18’s division, and although the Northern girls fought it out to the end, they were unable to overcome the Southern girls this year.Katelyn Barry, from Southern Touch, took out the Player of the Series award in the Girls 18’s division.Birthday boy Sam Williams (Southern Touch), received the Boys 18’s division Player of the Series, and was best in a team where the trophy could have been awarded to many.Although the Southern boys claimed a three games to nil victory in the series, there are some pleasing signs for the North with a good group of new young boys showing through.The Women’s 30’s proved to be an entertaining division to watch again with the opening game of the series being decided by a drop off and continuing to be close right through. The Southern team reversed the result from last years event, taking out the series 3-0 and Alison Garrett being named Player of the Series.The Men’s 30’s was hot and fiery once again, with each game a tight struggle.  Brent Mills lead his team to a 2-1 series win with a Player of the Series performance.The Mixed division has been dominated by Southern Touch over many years, and this year was no different coming out with another convincing 3-0 win.Matthew Phillips continued to show that he may be the ‘Tony Eltakchi’ of Tas Touch, taking out another Mixed Player of the Series award, with the Southern Mixed Coach Shelley Wyver being rewarded for several years of service, and continued successful results in this division, with the Coach of the Tournament award.Emma Haines, fresh from tough competition in New Zealand dominated the Women’s Open event that saw another 3-0 win to Southern Touch over a young and developing Northern team.The Men’s division again saw a dominant Southern Touch team take on a young developing Northern side with Marc Thompson of Southern Touch a resounding winner of the Player of the Series award.David Taylor of Launceston took out the Referee of the Tournament award and Southern Touch were named the 2009 State Cup Champions.last_img