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2024 National Touch League - The Championships

Updated: Mar 14

2024 NTL South Queensland Sharks Team Results & Award Winners

Three outstanding days of competition took place at C.Ex Coffs International Stadium on 8-10 March, with 165 teams in attendance. This included South Queensland Sharks with the third largest contingent of teams at the event with fourteen. We would like to formally acknowledge our Tour Leader, Lee Rossow, and Assistant Tour Leaders: Jett Smith, Courtney Smith, Mel Smith and Isaac Clark, as well as our photographer: Patrisha Clark and photographer/videographer: Raydyn Haeata. Your leadership and skills ensured a positive and enjoyable experience for all. We can't thank you enough for your continued investment in our region. We would also like to take this moment to acknowledge the support of Martin Kelleher from Refined Recovery & Wellness and Alex Pearson from Hoys Allied Health & Wellness for their amazing efforts in assisting us with medical staff for the event. To David and Jason, our Sports Trainers, thank you for your work at the fields supporting our teams with niggles. To Aaron and Jason, our Physiotherapists, thank you for your work at the fields and in the tent ensuring our players were strapped and ready to go for games. To Ange and Joanne, our Massage Therapists, thank you for keeping our players loose and relaxed to ensure they had every opportunity to perform at their best. We had an amazing team this year, and we are very grateful for everyone's support.

South Queensland Sharks continued their strong form at Nationals, claiming back-to-back titles in the Men's 40s and Men's 50s divisions - but fell just short in the Men's 20s to the Sydney Mets in a grand final rematch from 2023.

Despite TFA announcing that there would be no Champion Entity earlier this year, they named overall Champion Entity, Sydney Scorpions who were represented in eight grand finals, winning four. We featured in five grand finals, winning three.

Sharks champion teams included: Men's 40s, Men's 50s and Men's 60s. Two teams were runners up, including: Masters Mixed and Men's 20s.

There were so many moments that could be mentioned in each grand final, but all winners showed true Sharks values and actions through working together as a team and encouraging their teammates whilst always playing within the spirit of the game. Congratulations again to our National Champions.


Men's Open - 6th

Mixed Open - 7th

Men's 20s - 2nd

Women's 20s - 5th

Men's 30s - 5th

Senior Mixed - 4th

Men's 40s - 1st

Masters Mixed - 2nd

Men's 45s - 5th

Men's 50s - 1st

Men's 55s - 6th

Men's 60s - 1st

All Abilities Tier 2 (A) - 11th

All Abilities Tier 2 (B) - 5th


Men's 40s - Aaron Jones

Men's 50s - Cameron Foster

Men's 60s - Steve Womersley

We would like to congratulate all players and coaching staff for their efforts on and off the field. We played hard but fair and you all represented us with pride and spirit. Well done everyone!

The national championship NTL event saw a 44% uplift in referee numbers with a record 230 referees to officiate – including twenty-nine making their debut at a national event. The changes to requirements to referee allowed for more referees to be exposed to a higher level of the game and receive expert coaching from the newly implemented TFA High-Performance Referee Panel. South Queensland Sharks Louise Fernance (level 6) Rebecca Buzacott (Level 6) received their upgrade with grand final appointments to Matt Lavery (Mixed Open), Levi Yeaman (Open Women's B) and David Lowth (All Abilities Tier 2).

TFA National Touch League – Champion Entity Golden Boot

Sydney Scorpions – 10

South Queensland Sharks – 10

Sydney Mets – 6

Brisbane Cobras – 3


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