Masters Head Into Camp

first_imgThe Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen will play host to the camp – in preparation for the five Australian teams to take on New Zealand for the first time at a Masters level since the World Cup three years ago. Australia’s Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s and Men’s 50’s will train for the first time as Australian sides this weekend following the selection of the teams at the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League in March. Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, says that it will be a busy weekend in Narrabeen. “All five teams are training. They will start with a little bit of an induction process and all get their uniform allocation and then they break off into their teams, start training and play some trials games. The referees are along too and they will referee the trial games.”Grant says the camp is crucial in the lead up to the series to be held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June 2010. “It’s our one and only organised camp because of the time frames from when the teams were selected up until the event so it’s pretty important as it is the only one we will have before (the series),” he said. With just over four weeks to go until the series, the players are excited about the chance to represent their country against New Zealand. “They are all very keen because it’s the first Masters event internationally that we’ve had since 2007, most of them are really keen and looking forward to playing especially in front of family and friends so it should be a good event,” Grant said. The Masters Trans Tasman Test Series will be held in conjunction with the North Queensland Championships at Queens Park, Townsville on the June long weekend.last_img

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