Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed River Touch Runs Wild

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed River Touch Runs Wild

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Byline: Daniel McKenzie Daniel.McKenzie@tweeddailynews.com.au

TWEED River High School's open girls' touch team has demolished Sydney's Picnic Point High to make the final 10 of the New South Wales CHS knockout competition.

Representing the North Coast Zone in the competition, Tweed River dominated play on home soil on Wednesday to come away with a 13-1 win against the Sydney team.

The school is no stranger to success when it comes to touch, with the current open girls' side winning state championships in Year 7-8 and Year 9-10 competitions.

While the side is currently undefeated, they've never won the CHS state title which coach Chris Swaddle hopes will change in 2016.

"We're quite confident, we have a good touch program at the school and have a lot of girls that play touch out of school," Swaddle said.

"These girls have come through together after winning those two state titles, so fingers crossed this year will be the year that we're really pushing to win the CHS competition. …

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