Touch kicking off this time

Last week’s rain and soggy playing fields put a damper on the resumption of Touch for the 2013 season. Weather permitting, teams will be back in action this week with the first games tomorrow at the playing fields in Tahunanui and other modules resuming on Wednesday and Thursday. Check the draw below to see what time your team is playing.
You will find the draw right here, every week on the Touch Page in the Sports section of the Nelson Mail.

Meet Steve Hansen
This week is your chance to meet the man behind the All Blacks, coach Steve Hansen, on your own turf. Steve will be at the Turf Hotel sports bar this Thursday, from 6pm to 7.30pm so why not pop along and have a chat, a cold beer, and even get your photograph taken with Steve.

A reminder that all teams should be playing in their proper uniforms. Points will be taken off teams not in proper uniforms. Remember proper uniforms are part of the Terms and Conditions of Entry. Each team member must wear the same colour uniform, and they must be numbered on the back. And don’t forget that players must be registered online and must play a minimum of six games to be eligible for the finals.

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


Tuesday 22nd January                                               
Mixed Premier: 
THC v Nayland College,6.17;Waimea College v The Rusty's,6.50;                                   
Mixed Grade 1:                                           
SCI v Citty Fitty ,6.50;The untouchables v Freedom Touch,7.22;Young Kr3w v Touch & Go,5.45;                     Printhouse Allsorts v The shags,6.17;Frostbite v Marist What!!,6.17;                                   
Mixed Grade 2 Div 1:                                           
Raw Fish v Speights Ale House,6.50;Speights Ale House - Team Summit v Norms Slackers,6.17;                     Pita Pit Pirates v Bays Bandits,6.17;Falcons v Selaords,5.45;                                   
Kiwa Duffins Smooth Rollers v Some Shades of Grey,6.17;                                   
Mixed Grade 2 Div 2:                                           
ASB Rippers v Bye;STT v White line fever,6.50;Bio Sol v Coreys Bunch,7.22;The verdicts v Team T-Rex,6.50;   Brown Bear v NMIT,5.45;                                   
Nelson Mail Mixed Grade 3:                                           
Hulk it up v Windows & Doors Ser v ices,5.45;Boxman v Anaton Maccas,6.50;Give v WHK,6.17;                     Kiwis v Prision Rules,7.22;Nelson Mail Scoops v Better touch,5.45;Stoke Beers v The Guppies,6.50;

Wednesday 23 January                
Mens Div 1 :                   
Black Bolters v Johnstons,6.50;Ratmouse v Heeey Mates ,7.22;Panda Bay v Scowans,6.50;       
Mens Div 2 :                   
CRT v Samurs Warriors,5.45;The Tigers v Sporks,6.17;The Bush Inn Bears v The G.B's ,7.22;        
Jennian Homes v Lanapead 2.0,6.50;       
Mixed Social Division 1 :                   
Wobba Girls v Highlighters,6.17;Nel Pack Wrappers v Clunged,5.45;Mega Magic v Speights Ale House,5.45;    Touch r us v New & Used,6.17;Get Rich or Die Trying v Thompson & Daly Young Ones,6.50;       
Mixed Social Division 2 :                    
Stoke Beers v Tonic,6.50;8% v Sharks,6.17;The Pandas v The Lost Boys ,7.22;NZ Solar v I Touch,5.45;       
P.E.A v Paulas Preschool,6.17;vicious & Delicious v Berkett Contracting,5.45;

Thursday 24th January                                       
Open-Div 1:   
Nelson College v Scowans,6.50;Thompson Daly Fieldmarshalls v Nelson U17 Reps,7.22;                           
Social 1:                                   
Richmond Physio v Accessman,6.17;Tongan Commuinty v GMR Tigers,7.22;Richmond Rabbits v Turf Hulks,5.45;                           
Abide Fitness v Squires SB'S,6.50;Wakatu Sports Bar v Nelson City vikings RL,6.17;Dominate & Penetrate v NCD,6.50;                           
Social 2:                                   
BMG Grizzlies v Mazda 6,6.50;623 Touchy Feely v TCC activators,6.17;Gendarmes v Nelson Metals,6.50;         Show us ya foot long v Honest Lawyer,5.45;Giuseppes v Stoke Golden Oldies,5.45;                           
Rough Diamonds v Gibson Timber Nailers,7.22;Speights Ale House - Team Distinction v Harcourts,6.17;          PNUT Clan v ITM Scott Construction,6.17;                           
Social 3:                               
Jacal Bogans TBG v Aimex,6.50;Turf Tourists v CCL Aces,6.17;Sony 3D Pies v Nelmac,7.22;                           FWC v Ems team,5.45;Honest Lawyer v Show us ya foot long,5.45;                       
Dirty Hua's v NCG A's,6.17;Spangees Girls v Stormers,6.50;                           
NCG Devo's v Ken's Chicks,5.45;