Senior Rep

About Representative

Players who want to test their skills beyond the park level competition are encouraged to trial for representative team pathways. There are a number of levels of representation at both the junior and senior levels. Representative teams cover all age groups from under 8’s to over 60’s.  There are divisions for girls, boys, women, men and mixed.

All players must participate in the local competition to qualify for the representative pathways. We currently compete in Hornets Regional Championships, NSW State Cup, Country Championships and NSW Junior State Cup.

For more information around representative competitions please visit https://www.nswtouch.com.au/representative/

2023 Senior Representative Coaching Team

Senior Representative Teams

Teams have been selected and are currently training for the 2023 tournaments. 

What is the cost?

Representative competition is a great experience, however there are costs involved that you should be aware of. The following items are to be paid per player (note: any listed costs are indicative only and may vary).

2023 costs will be updated as advised.

2022 and some 2023 costs below. Where not available, previous year costs are included as a guide.

Item Cost per player Notes
2023 representative player levy $100 The player levy covers costs incurred by Newcastle City Touch Association for referees at events (1 ref per team over 3 tournaments approx. $1200), tent hire, general equipment and administration. This levy is subsidised by the club.
Uniform fees ~$100 Dependent on uniform requirements of each player
Tournament fees

TBA

 

These are fees as set by tournament directors, are not included in the representative player levy and must be paid separately. This covers tournament costs including field hire and insurance.

2022 costs are not available as yet, but these are estimates based on previous years:

  • Regional = $65
  • Country Championships= $80
  • State Cup = $120
Travel and accommodation Determined per player All travel and accommodation costs are covered by players. Some tournaments are close enough for day trips, however most will seek accommodation for State Cup in Port Macquarie.

 

 

 

NSWTA Policies

As an Affiliate of New South Wales Touch Association, State policies apply to our Affiliate.  

Selection Criteria

To be eligible for participation in NSWTA representative events, you must be registered and have played in the clubs current or most previous season to date. These seasons are defined by the Events General Conditions of Entry

Uniform

Full club uniforms must be worn when competing/coaching/managing at NSWTA events. Players/coaches/manages will be requested to leave the field by tournament officials until uniform compliance is met. For further information, visit General Conditions of Entry

View all NSWTA policies here 

TFA Policies

As an Affiliate of New South Wales Touch Association, National policies apply to our Affiliate. 

View the TFA policies here

Pathways

2020 Inferno National Touch League on YouTube

Region

There is an opportunity for players who excel in competitions like Vawdon and State Cup to play higher amongst the best in their region through the Inferno National Touch League (NTL). NTL is a nationwide tournament held annually in Coffs Harbour NSW. The annual four-day event allows 13 regional permits from across Australia to compete in Open, Mixed and Masters as well as All Abilities divisions.

2018 State Of Origin Friday on YouTube

State

Touch State of Origin is the best-of-three series between the best NSW & QLD Touch Football teams. Opens and Masters divisions are included in this event.

2020 Youth Trans Tasman Test Series on YouTube

National

The NRL Touch Premiership is an annual elite competition consisting of mens and womens teams representing NRL clubs throughout the NRL season. In addition to that, there is also the NRL All-Stars competition to cater to our indigenous participants.  This is where the best indigenous Australian & Maori touch player go head to head for a cultural clash.

Trans-Tasman

Finally, we have the Trans-Tasman Test Series, where a best-of-three series between Australia and New Zealand is played. The divisions include mens, womens and mixed.  A Youth Trans-Tasman for Under 18s and Under 20’s is held annually as well a Masters series available for older divisions.