Another local competition will soon get back on its feet as the Narrabri Shire sporting scene continues to rebuild following a COVID-19-affected year.

Narrabri Touch Inc recently announced that it would host a 2020-21 season summer competition starting in October.

The new campaign, which will host a men’s competition and a ladies’ competition, will commence on Monday, October 19, at Cooma Oval.

It will be the first time touch has been played in Narrabri since the 2019-20 season was suspended on Monday, March 16, two weeks before the campaign’s grand finals were scheduled to be played.

Junior touch will also resume on October 19 at Cooma Oval with a new co-ordinator, Lorraine Scott, leading the way with assistance from Lisa Macrae.

All nominations are now open for both junior and senior players and teams. They will close on October 7.

This season the senior competition will register a maximum number of 24 teams. Narrabri Touch Inc said that it would be a ‘first in’ process, where no more nominations would be taken once 24 teams had registered.

All teams must have three qualified referees as well.

Of course, COVID-19 rules will apply for the coming season, with the association adopting a ‘get in, play, get out’ rule for players.

Narrabri Touch Inc thanked Tracy Warren who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get its COVID-19 plan done and also the new program to register.

Meanwhile, all Narrabri Touch Inc committee positions are now filled.

Kristie Toomey is the new secretary, Craig Gleeson is the new referees’ co-ordinator, Shannon Rily will assist publicity officer Joan O’Neill, and Emily McFetridge is now a general committee member.

Narrabri Touch Inc thanked the local touch community for its patience during an unprecedented 2020.

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