Turbo Touch

A hybrid game, invented by Touch New Zealand, played mostly indoors and contains fundamental elements of at least 5 different sports – Touch, Netball, Ultimate, Gridiron and Basketball.

On Thursday, 8 July we took a group, that come together as a team for the first time, to the Secondary School Turbo Touch Nationals at the Trust Arena.

Our first game was a tough one!  We went down to Kaipara 7 – 1 with Max Carruthers scoring our only try.  We made a few adjustments for our second game, against Frazer High School and won 8 – 2 with Eniseli Havea scoring a double, Logan Wild scoring a double, L’amour Katoa-Hansen, Arthur Laban, Cheyne McQuarrie and DC Crichton bagging a single. 

Our third game we played Hobsonville Point wining 10 – 2.  DC Crichton scoring a hattrick, Max Carruthers and Tahlya Waikiki scoring doubles, and bagging singles in that game was Afa Sovala, L’amour Katoa-Hansen and Cheyne McQuarrie. 

Our last round Robin game, we went up against a strong Howick College team who has been demolishing our pool and beat Kaipara College (team we lost to) 15 – 0.  We lost this round 4 -2 with Cheyne McQuarrie and Logan Wild scoring our tries.

Us moving on to the Semis was reliant on the results between Kaipara College and Frazer High.  We needed Frazer High to beat Kaipara College so that we could advance.  Frazer High managed to beat Kaipara College 8 – 6 which meant we made a trip to the Cup Semi-Finals against a strong Manurewa High.  Unfortunately, Manurewa beat us 9 – 4 with Chayne, DC, Logan and Tahlya touching down for us. 

All in all, we had a really good day, the students had fun and they represented the school like professional young athletes.

Share this article:

Image Gallery: