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Kick-it Touch brings footy fun to Forest Lake 

Nate Priebbenow    April 2, 2024    3 min read   

A social rugby competition in Forest Lake, Kick-It Touch, has just entered its second season and is entertaining locals with a new way to play the classic social sport. 

Kick-it Touch is a mixed social competition which combines classic rugby league with touch rugby rules, allowing for a dynamic game involving kicking and six touches per play. 

The league offers a new, accessible way to play the game, and attracts a range of players – some from Forest Lake, others coming from as far as Logan to get involved. 

The games take place weekly on Sunday afternoons between 3 pm and 6 pm at the Forest Lake Wasps Rugby Club. Players arrive 30 minutes early to warm up and socialise. 

With three divisions in the competition, players of each skill set are sure to find a challenge. Youngsters are more than welcome to join, with double points awarded when a junior scores the try. 

“Hot Sauce”, last year’s grade A winners, celebrate their victory.

League referee Adam Stott-Hart explained how he would describe the competition to a beginner. 

“It’s just like the NRL, but touch footy,” he said.   

Another league referee, David Sercombe, highlighted the minimisation of injury mitigated by swapping tackles for touches. 

“We can play touch football without contact, but we can add that kicking dimension that you see on TV, without a huge risk of injury that you might have in traditional rugby league,” he said.

Grey team, “Crown Royals” works the ball upfield. Photo: Author.

Crown Royals team member Cooper said he enjoyed playing Kick It Touch every week.

“The best part is probably the community, it’s good to get out here on the weekend and play footy,” he said. 

“It’s a great competition, nothing too serious, just a bit of family-friendly fun.” 

Another team player from The Replacements said she enjoyed playing Kick It Touch every week.

“I like the fun and social aspect,” she said. 

“It’s family-friendly and good for fitness.”

With the season only four weeks in, and at least two more campaigns planned for the year, Kick It Touch is just getting started. 

A 12-game season costs around $71 per player, depending on numbers. For more information, please visit their website https://kickit.com.au/forest-lake/ or send an email to forestlake@kickit.com.au

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The game sees another fast-moving attack. Photo: Author.

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Crown Royals warm up before the game. Photo: Author.

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Forest Lake Wasps Rugby Club Oval, where the games are held. Photo: Author.

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