Nelson Bay touch football trio to ‘step up’ for national championship

COMPETITIVE: Erin Clark, 16, Andi Law, 15, and Alyssa Coggan, 16, at the Nelson Bay touch football fields. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts
COMPETITIVE: Erin Clark, 16, Andi Law, 15, and Alyssa Coggan, 16, at the Nelson Bay touch football fields. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Tomaree teens Erin Clark, Andi Law and Alyssa Coggan will continue their NSW Combined High Schools representative duties after being selected to play in a national youth championship.

The Tomaree High School students and Nelson Bay touch footballers were for a second year picked to play for Hunter in the CHS championship after strong performances in the regional rounds. 

This year Hunter made it through to the grand-final of the championships, held in Wagga Wagga at the end of June, but lost to Sydney North.

Following the final, the Nelson Bay trio were named in the CHS open women’s roster that will play in Touch Football Australia’s National Youth Championship to be held in Queensland in September.

A unique event, NYC sees school, community and state teams compete in a national championship.

“This seems like a real step up,” Clark said. “There’s a lot more teams, and we’ll be playing against other states.”

Before the NYC, the girls will take part in four two-day training camps in Sydney.

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