first_img* The Australian Touch Association’s monthly newsletter for July 2004 has been uploaded onto the homepage. Go to ‘Newsletters’ and then follow the links. These newsletters will be uploaded regularly. * Local touch associations should check out Wallsend Touch’s website www.wallsend.touch.asn.au …a great example of a local association working to develop touch information and news for their region. Have a look at the `Wolves Web’ for ideas on pushing your own sites for interest, information and sponsorship possibilities. * The Australian Government and the Australian Sports Commission provide travel and accommodation assistance for elite indigenous athletes, have a look at the full story if you think they might be able to provide assistance for you! * Work is continuing on re-designing the My ClubTouch website, from all examples passed my way it’s looking good, we’ll let you know when it replaces the current version! * The Austouch program may be up and in some states but be prepared for the National launch of the junior touch program. It will be taking place at the 18 years Nationals on September 15 in Coffs Harbour. * Semester 2 touch has begun for Eastern Uni Games champs Uni of Canberra, check out their website www.ucotters.com for more info. Also, the UC Otters are seeking financial sponsorship for their trip to the Australian Games, as no doubt many other Uni’s are, why not consider sponsorship? Contact them for more information. * WA are working on a brand new SuB boX, the forum on their website. Should be available for use sometime this week. * Scott Mitchell is dominating in the NSWTA Sydney Championships Best and Fairest voting for the Mens Open. The Western Suburbs star has scored nine votes after just three matches. Not a bad effort really. Cronulla are leading the Womens Open division and after four rounds in the Womens U/23’s Cronulla, Wallsend and Wollongong all remain undefeated. See NSW touch for more results and statistics. * Round 1 of South Australia’s State League was scheduled to be played on Friday the 6th of August; unfortunately downpours of rain and flash flooding throughout the state were a slight hindrance. The round was postponed but the competition will continue this weekend. While it may have frustrated touch organisers and players, the rain was no doubt welcomed! * The Victorian Touch Association is pleased to announce the following appointments for the 2004 Australia Cup tournaments: Men’s 30’s Coach – Simon Stuart Men’s 30’s Assistant Coach – David Regenspurger Women’s 23s Co-Coaches – Brendan Pollock/Dwain Lindsay Men’s 23s Coach – Rei Eder Women’s 30s Manager – Steve Merchant * State of Origin just four days away! The 20 Years Youth World Cup selection day just six days away! Keep an eye on ATA’s homepage for all the upcoming information and stories. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img