Keeping in touch around the region

22:03, Nov 18 2012
GIVE AND GO: Action on the field at Tahunanui last Tuesday.

This week we’ll start with a round-up of how things are going around the region, starting with Motueka.

Teams assemble every Thursday at Riwaka and this season numbers are roughly the same as last with approximately 70 registered teams.

The Motueka version of Families in Touch will start again after Christmas, following the same popular nelson format. Keep it up Motueka.

On Wednesday nights the Richmond module has fewer adult numbers this season but lots more children taking part; all enjoying some really nice weather – unlike last year - at Jubilee Park. Touch is really growing in Richmond, with good numbers of spectators and supporters each week, and the schools getting in behind it too. Richmond traditionally caters for the more social side of the game, but that doesn’t mean the competitive element is missing. Some of the games are very close indeed.

The town module is also well under way with 105 registered teams plus 10 from the colleges, battling it out on Tuesdays and Thursdays in some close-fought games. Although numbers are slightly down on last season, many of the same teams are back, better than ever along with lots of new players learning the joys of Touch.

Families in Touch
A reminder that registration forms are available now for our popular Families in Touch or F.i.T module which starts on Tuesday January 15th, 2013.  Registrations can be emailed through to


The Draw
You will find the draw right here, every week on the Touch Page in the Sports section of the Nelson Mail.

Nelson Module and Junior Module cancellation notices will be posted on Facebook and on the local radio stations. Radio announcements will be after 2pm for the Nelson module and after 2pm for the Junior module. A reminder, any decisions to cancel any senior module nights will not be made until after 2pm. Please respect this and do not contact the module coordinator before that time.

We have started the season with a good base of experienced and new referees and it is great to see a lot more younger refs coming through and showing an interest in this vital part of the game. If you are also interested in a bit of whistle blowing, full support and training is provided.

Contact is Steve Petrie Ph 027 391 8033 or email

NELSON TOUCH ASSOCIATION DRAW                                           
Tuesday 20th November     

Mixed Premier:                                           
THC v Waimea College,6.50;The Rusty's v Nayland College,6.17;

Mixed Grade 2  Div 1:                                       
S.C.I v Brown Bear,6.17;Touch and Go v Speight's Ale House,6.50;Raw Fish v Kiwa Duffin Smooth Rollers,5.45;                                   
Some Shades of Grey v Marist What!!,6.17;NMIT v Falcons ,6.50;Frostbite v o2b healthy,7.22;                      Cittyfitty v ASB Rippers,5.45;

Mixed Grade 2 Div 2:                                           
Speight's Ale House - Team Summit v the untouchables,6.50;Norms Slackers v Bays Bandits,6.17;                 Printhouse Allsorts v Sealords,7.22;Freedom touch v White Line Fever,6.50;                                   
YOUNG KR3W v Corey's Bunch,5.45;Touch and Go v Speight's Ale House ,6.50;Team T-Rex v THE SHAGS ,6.50;                                    

Nelson Mail Mixed Grade 3:                                           
Better touch v GIvE,5.45;The verdict's v WHK,6.17;Stoke Beers v Windows and Doors Services,6.17;              Pita Pit Pirates v Prison rules,6.17;S.T.T v The Guppies,7.22;Nelson Mail Scoops v Anaton Maccas,5.45;          kiwis v BOXMAN,6.50;Hulk it up v Bio Sol,5.45;

Boys U16:                                           
The Jammers v Nayland Lonestar Black & Yellow,5.45;Spangee's Speedys v THUNDER,5.10;                         Raiders v Nayland Haydens,5.10;NC Swaggers v kiss my ace,5.10;

Girls U16:                                           
Bye v NCG Wolf Pack;NCG UnTouchables v Babes of NZ,5.10;Nayland MMChurr v NCG Good Sorts,5.10;            Garin Moko Tuari v NCG Wild Moose,5.10;Garin Miharo v NCG 123,5.10;

Wednesday 21st November                   
Mens Open :                       
Black Bolters v Jennian Homes,6.50;Panda Bay v Sporks,6.50;Ratmouse v Heeey Mates ,7.22;            
Samurs Warriors v CRT,6.50;The G.B's v The Tigers,5.45;Scowans v Johnstons,6.17;           
Lanapead 2.0 v The Bush Inn Bears,5.45;

Mixed Social Division 1:                       
Wobba Girls v New & Used,6.17;Mega Magic v Nel Pack Wrappers,5.45;Touch r us v Clunged,6.17;           
Get Rich or Die Trying v Sharks,5.45Highlighters v The Lost Boys,6.17;Thompson & Daly Young Ones v Speights Ale House,6.50;

Mixed Social Division 2 :                        
Stoke Beers v I Touch ,7.22;vicious & Delicious v P.E.A ,7.22;Tonic v NZ Solar,6.50;           
Berkett Contracting v The Pandas,5.45;Paulas Preschool v 8%,6.17;   

Thursday 22nd November                                   
Mens Open:  
Thompson & Daly Fieldmarshalls v Scowans,6.50;Nelson College v Richmond Physio,6.17;

Social 1:                                   
Garin Hostel Hotshots v Stoke Golden Oldies,6.17;Richmond Rabbits v Squires SBs,7.22;                           
Nelson City vikings RL v Tongan community,5.45;NCD v Turf Hulks,6.50;                           
Abide Fitness v GMR Tigers,6.50;

Social 2:                                   
Accessman Nelson v Gibson Timber Nailers,6.17;Wakatu Sports Bar v Rough Diamonds,7.22;  BMG Grizzlies v Giuseppes,7.22;Speight's Ale House - Team Distinction v Show us your foot long,6.17; PNUT Clan v Patriots,7.22;Mazda 6 v Nga atua,6.50;ITM Scott Construction v Dominate and Penetrate,6.50;     Harcourts v Gendarmes,6.17;

Social 3:                                   
Bye v Ems team;Nelmac v Turf Tourists,6.17;CCL Aces v Sony 3D Pies,7.22;                           
Honest Lawyer v Nelson metals,6.50;Aimex v TCC activators,5.45;                           
623 touchy feely v FWC,5.45;                           
Womens    :                                   
Dirty Hua's v NCG Devo's,5.45;Stormers v Ken's Chicks,6.50;                           
Spangees Girls v NCG A's,6.17;