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Touch Football

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by supersoniceagle, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. supersoniceagle

    supersoniceagle Member

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    Does anyone here play touch football? I'm moving to Brookvale in a few weeks and keen to play.

    Maybe we could start a Silvertails team in the Manly competition if there was enough interest.

    I'm pretty unfit so would want to be in the lowest division possible!

    Let me know if anyone's keen.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I played a season down at Manly Vale. But not a massive fan of touch. Oz Tag is a far far far superior game, and much more like rugby league, rather than a game with the same shaped ball.

    I play Oz Tag up here, and am in fact a level 2 referee as well :)
     
  3. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    OzTag is a much better game but just way to slow. If you are doing it for fitness reasons (which it sounds like you aren't) I'd play touch. If you are doing it to play for a league feel then OzTag is def the way to go...........
     
  4. Masked Eagle

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    Oztag stinks! Touch is a better game for fitness and skill development. If you want to get your head taken off by some bloke who thinks its real footy play oztag.
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    You are playing with the wrong crowd mate. Oz Tag is all about fun and fitness as well as skill. I played for the rep team at the state cup a few years back and have been selected again, but have chosen to referee at the carnival instead in order to get my levels up to a higher referee level.

    Up here it's all fun and smiles. there is one team that take it really seriously but all the rest have a joke and have a laugh. It's not as fast as touch but its still good for fitness and still quick.

    I ref one game a night and play 1 mixed game and one mens game, by 9PM I am buggered.

    I also referee Junior Oz Tag on Thursdays and that helps keep the fitness up.

    There are plenty of comps around, but go check them out one night and see which one has the most smiles, touch takes themselves seriously, most of Oz Tag at least up here is all about fun.

    In our referee clinics we are taught to keep it fun and you get marked down for being too intense as a referee, we are encouraged to joke with the players, encourage them, commentate the game with things like "great tag", "good run" and so on.

    Honestly it is one of the most enjoyable sports I have ever played.
     
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    the prob i have with these games is that there are always heroes that will never sub off no matter what.
     
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      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Start a team with your mates and then everyone usually digs into them to get them off the field anyway
       
    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      1- I'm in canada and no one plays touch here
      2- I have no mates
      3- I sponsored a team and still couldn't get on even tough 4 players worked for me!!
      4- maybe cause it's I'm old.
      5- I have skillful hands that I would pit even against any nrl player
      6- great defense no one got past me (as it's only touch).
      7- I guess looking old means i get shafted (I'm only 40 :( )
      8- this has happened since my uni days
      9-did i mention the drinking?
      10- i like traffic lights
      11- but not when they are red
      12- thanks for responding.
       
    • Dan

      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      1 - the men's team I play in ate all above 40 apart from me and one other bloke who is 23
      2 - we made the grandfinal last year
      3 - everyone has a laugh and has fun
      4 - I am the second youngest and do a bit less running as I play half and hooker
      5 - the old buggers have fun
      6 - we are 2 and 1 so far this year
      7 - bamber
       
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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      Based on points 2, 5,6,7,8 and 9, you sound like one of those blokes that hang around down near the wall. LOL.
       

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