Broome Touch seniors put up a fight in WA State Touch Football Championships

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Broome 40's State Touch Football Championship team.
Camera IconBroome 40's State Touch Football Championship team. Credit: Supplied

The Broome Touch Association sent a eager team of silver foxes to Perth for the WA State Touch Football Championships last weekend.

The championships were held from February 10 to 12 and drew 52 teams from around WA to compete across eight divisions for touch football glory.

Although Broome’s team of 40-year-old guns didn’t manage to rack up a win, the side put up a ferocious fight all the way to the semifinal round.

In round one, the Broome Men’s 40s side succumbed to the Karratha Men’s 40s team by just six tries, 8-2.

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In the second round, the Broome team suffered another defeat, this time to the Rosalie Razorbacks by eight tries, 9-1.

After a bye for round three, the Broome team stepped back into the action for round four against the Northern Spirit team.

Unfortunately the Broome team came second best once again, losing by eight tries to Northern Spirit, 8-0.

In the last round before the semifinals, Broome took on the Alkimos Tigers and despite a gallant effort from Broome the side lost by nine tries, 10-1.

Ultimately the Northern Spirit team claimed the grand final win in the 40’s competition, defeating the Alkimos Tigers by just a single point, 7-6.

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