Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

It's the End of an Era

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

It's the End of an Era

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Byline: GERARD WALSH

AFTER 22 years as a player and 15 as an official, Toni Cox is taking a well-earned break from touch.

She bows out after winning four premierships from a possible four this season.

The grand finals last week heralded the end of the Strikers/Micks Mates era in Warwick touch.

The Strikers team was formed a decade ago under the coaching of Mick Ryan and enjoyed outstanding success in Warwick women's touch.

After Mick's death three years ago, Strikers became Micks Mates and the team's success continued.

This season, Micks Mates won both women's premierships in Warwick touch with a team including two originals from a decade ago, Helen Howard and Toni Cox.

Toni shared premiership success with daughter Meghan in Micks Mates and her other daughter Kasey also played in the team for a short time.

Not only did Toni play under the coaching of Mick Ryan at club level, she won series with Queensland and Australian 27 years women's representative touch rugby teams when he branched out into state and national coaching roles. …

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