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Over the weekend of April 9th and 10th La Trobe University Touch Club sent 47 participants down to Sale, in Gippsland, to the annual Sale Knockout Touch Football Tournament.

The squad was comprised of alumni, known as The Balding Eagles, and current University students, all with different skill levels. Men’s and women’s games were played on Saturday, where we have two teams competing in each of the men’s and women’s divisions.

The mixed division was played on Sunday where we had 5 teams competing across the B-grade mixed and social mixed divisions. The Harpy Eagles came second in the mixed social division after going down in a drop-off in a hard fought grand final against Monash University. They still won some prize money for the club though!

The weekend however was not just about playing touch. The Sale Touch Knockout had 59 teams from Victoria and NSW compete and is a highlight for all teams and paticularly LTUTC, with club members flying in from interstate to come away with the club.

The tournament acts as a great weekend to catchup with friends, play solid games of touch football against quality competition, participate in some great team bonding games and of course, have a boogie on the Kazbah dance floor. I’m sure everyone who went is looking forward to the next touch trip away!