Teams fight it out on the beach

Carly LadenBroome Advertiser
It was a fierce competition throughout the day.
Camera IconIt was a fierce competition throughout the day. Credit: Carly Laden

Touch football enthusiasts from Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Hedland and Perth descended on Cable Beach last Saturday as Beach Touch Footy came to Broome for the first time.

Teams were split up into two grades in a round robin tournament to determine the best of the west on the beach.

Matches took place on modified sandy fields, with two players in defence and three players in offence, competing for 20 minutes each.

In the midst of impressive dives and the fast-paced action, teams soaked up the sun, with ocean swims in-between matches and refreshments at a pop-up bar.

At the end of the day, it all came down to bragging rights as two Broome teams and two Perth teams battled it out in the A-grade and B-grade grand finals.

In the B-grade competition, local team Game of Throws faced Perth’s Dustpan and Broome.

Although it was a tight contest, Dustpan and Broome pulled away late to defeat Game of Throws 11-7.

Hometown pride rested on the shoulders of the Roosters when they squared off against Perth team West Coast Wallies in the A-grade grand final.

The teams matched each other try for try in the incredibly tight contest, with the crowd certainly getting behind the Roosters with bragging rights on the line.

The overwhelming support saw the Roosters rally late to defeat the West Coast Wallies 13-11 to win out the A-grade competition.

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