Launch of Struddys Super Series

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Orange Thunder Touch Football are pleased to announce the launch of the Struddys Super Series. This competition will bring an elite level Division 1 Mens and Womens competition to Orange, involving the best players from Orange and Central West NSW.

Please read through all the information provided below about the Struddys Super Series. All players who are interested to play, can go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Struddys to nominate. Instructions about registering will be provided to all who nominate.

The Struddys Super Series will be played on Thursday Nights and will replace the current Division 1 Mens and Womens competition at Orange Thunder Touch Football, with the following differences being implemented for this new elite competition:

  • All teams will be selected by a draft process – this will mean all teams have an equal spread of talent and experience, leading to an elite and competitive Division 1 competition.
  • All teams will have full uniform provided (included in $110 player registration) with the uniform design themes to be released soon.

There are many benefits for this new and exciting concept for our Division 1 Mens & Womens competitions, which include:

  • Create an elite touch competition, with an equal spread of talent across all teams. Talented players will be able to assist other players, enhancing their leadership skills and enhancing players interaction and development.
  • Create an elite touch competition, with an equal spread of experience across all teams. Senior players can assist and mentor junior players in a positive team environment, enhancing players interaction and development.
  • Provide a touch football development pathway for all club members, regardless of their current status in relation to representative touch football. A portion of this pathway will be giving U14-U16 players a smooth transition into open-age competition which is not seen as too daunting and will provide them with wonderful development opportunities.
  • Promote overall player interaction and development, improve leadership qualities and improve club culture amongst club members.
  • Allows club members to enjoy touch football in an environment which is consistent with their level of ability and reasons for participation – allow talented players to excel in Struddys Super Series as well as allow social minded players to enjoy other social level competitions.
  • Allow all players to participate in touch football with new players and develop new friendships. The draft format will allow players of varying ages and experience to enjoy touch football together.
  • Promotes a ‘club team self’ attitude towards the club and touch football, as well as allows all club members to display the Orange Thunder Beliefs and Pillars.

This style of competition has already been successfully implemented at numerous touch clubs across NSW and QLD – it is the first time this concept has been implemented in Central West NSW.

Our club would strongly encourage all current and former senior, open-age and junior representative touch players (must be born 2008 or earlier) to participate in the Struddys Super Series.

Please note that this competition is the new Division 1 competition, so players are unable to play in the Super Series and another social Mens/Womens division on Thursday Nights. All mixed social competitions on Tuesday Nights will remain the same as previous year.

Our club is extremely excited for this new competition, which will bring wonderful opportunities to each player that participates. We are hopeful that our players get on board with the concept. Should there be any questions in relation to the Struddys Super Series, please contact our club by email orangeseniortouch@yahoo.com.au or call Joel Begnell on 0410 667 642.

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