Premier Touch and City Touch in Greater Brisbane Region Aligns with Touch Football Australia (TFA)

first_imgIn a major and timely boost to participation and profile in the greater Brisbane region, Colm Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of Touch Football Australia today jointly announced with the principals of Queensland Sports Management (QSM) and Queensland Touch Football, a significant and historic alignment. As at end-October 2013, all competitions managed and run under the auspices of QSM including Premier Touch and City Touch in Brisbane, have officially aligned with Touch Football Australia.Maguire explained today the nature and significance of the alignment: “It’s fair to say the partnership has been some time in the making. We are greatly enthused at TFA along with our new associates at QSM, at the potential and opportunity this alignment affords participants in the Greater Brisbane region both now and in the future. It is a relationship based on the long term growth of the sport and the intent of unifying Touch Football in Queensland and indeed, across the nation,” he said. “What this means is that well over 1,000 teams will be competing week-in, week-out across the Greater Brisbane region in the Summer and Winter months, now aligned with TFA, so the participant numbers and the opportunities are massive. Importantly though, we have a very ambitious growth agenda for this region and so, along with Queensland Touch Football and Premier and City Touch, we hope to boost this number significantly in coming years, in what is rightly considered heartland Touch Football and Rugby League territory.Maguire added: “For some time there has been a divide between the affiliated and non-affiliated Touch Football markets and we thank all concerned for taking this historic first step in the unification of our game. This has been achieved through all parties, including Queensland Touch Football, seeing the long term benefit that can be achieved through a united and unified approach to delivery of your sport,” he added. The alignment affords both entities the opportunity to join forces and collaborate on a combined approach to delivery. This, ultimately, will ensure the overall development of the product, player experience and focus on the important person in this equation – the participant. Both TFA and Premier and City Touch will be striving to ensure the game of Touch Football and the competitions in which current players are participating in, or are considering participating in, are further enhanced through this alignment.Maguire added that the move was also consistent with the strategy that underpins the NRL-TFA’s historic alliance announced a few months ago. That is, a commitment by both the NRL and TFA to join forces to create ‘a place on the field for everyone’ and significantly, ‘Australia’s largest sporting community’; notwithstanding improving the accessibility and player experience for all competitors.   “As it is with the alliance with the NRL, the alignment between TFA and Premier and City Touch is a significant development in growing the game of Touch Football across Australia and indeed the Greater Brisbane region. We look forward to seeing current and new players on the park and enjoying the ‘thrill of the chase’ and the many benefits of playing this great game of ours.” For all enquiries on the alignment contact either Colm Maguire on (02) 6212 2800 or Gary Madders, General Manager, Queensland Touch Association on (07) 3807 2000. Related LinksPremier & City Touchlast_img

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