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ROUND 7 (22.6.2017) POSTPONEED

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NSW SENIOR STATE CUP 2017 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Expressions of interest have now opened for players, coaches/assistant coaches and managers for this event. Please click more to express your interest. Closing date is 16/07/2017.more

Winter competition extended by 2 extra rounds.

The current winter competition has been increased in duration by 2 rounds. The Semi Finals will now be played on Thursday 3rd August and the Grand Finals the following week the 10th August, 2017.
The Semi Finals format will be 1 v 4 and 2 v 3 in each division with the 2 winners playing in the Grand final.
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To express your interest to play,coach,select at regional level visit NSW Northern Eagles website

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NSW Northern Eagles Junior Regional Championships 2018

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NSW NORTHERN EAGLES JUNIOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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THANKYOU TO DANIEL WASSENS, VICKI WASSENS, MYLES THOMPSON AND CATIE THOMPSON

At our Thursday nights AGM Daniel Wassens (President), Vicki Wassens (Secretary, Myles Thompson (Vice President) and Catie Thompson (Treasurer) stood down from these positions for a deserved break. Myself and the incoming committee congratulate them on 7 years of committed service on the committee. These 4 people started Macksville Falcons Touch Football Association 7 years ago. MORE to read on.more

WINTER COMPETITIONS COMMENCE THIS COMING THURSDAY 11.5.17

Winter comps commence this Thursday, 11th May. The draw will be on the website in the coming days. The 4 Mens Teams and 4 Mixed Open A Grade will be a combined Division of 8. The 11 Mixed Open B Grade teams will play in their own division. There will be 2 timeslots, 6pm start and 6.40pm start. Games will be 30 minutes straight, no half time. Team payment of $900 is required by round 2. Thanks.more

MACKSVILLE FALCONS SELECTED TO REPRESENT NSW NORTHERN EAGLES AT THE 2017 NSW JUNIOR REGIONALS

Congratulations to the following Falcons who will represent Northern Eagles at Junior Regionals in April.
14 Girls - Brin Trisley, Abby Baxter, Bella Ronan, Wulaaran Walker, Ellie Spain.
14 Boys - Nelson Langley, Oshay Tyerman.
16 Girls - Matiese Trisley, Matilda Englert, Lucy Spain, Charlie Dent.
16 Boys - Beau Langford, Logan Jones, Zane Doolan.
18 Girls - Xanthe Ronan.
18 Boys - Lleyton Doolan.more

Refereeing Roster for Finals(23rd March)

The Refereeing Roster is ready to be viewed. If you have any concerns or are unable to referee please let us know ASAP. Email Macksville Touch via the email or notify Myles Thompson. (sms or Facebook messenger)

A massive thank you to all our refs who have contributed to our fantastic season. Without you, we certainly wouldn't be able to have the competition we have. Good luck in the finals.more

Falcons selected to play for NSW Northern Eagles at the National Touch League 2017

The following Falcons have been selected to play for NSW Northern Eagles at the National Touch League in 2017.
Mens T League James Weimer
Womens T League Matiese Trisley, Claire Spain, Lucy Spain, Xanthe Ronan.
Men's 40's Darrell Flanders, Neville Donovan.
Men's 55's Kendall Stirrat, Craig Englert.
The number Macksville Falcons selected to represent at higher levels increases every year.more

BOOTS 4 PNG Program

We have been asked to join the Hornsby Lions Touch Football Association in the Boots 4 PNG program. If anyone has pre loved touch / sports shoes or touch shirts /singlets could you bring them into the control room at touch on a Thursday afternoon for the next 5 weeks. We will then hand them to Hornsby who will transport them to Brisbane for the use of less fortunate people in PNG. Thankyou.more

Falcons win first trophy at a State Tournament

Our Association has won it's first trophy at a major NSW tournament with the Womens 20's at the 2016 NSW State Cup. Congratulations ladies. Our Association had Mixed opens, Senior Mixed, Mens 20's and Womens 20's completing at the NSW Touch Football Associations premier seniors tournament. A huge thankyou to all of our players, coaches, managers, referees and our magnificent spectators.more

Falcons Juniors Represent NSW at Schools Sports Australia National Championships

Congratulations to the following Macksville Falcons who were selected for NSW and competed at the recent School Sports Australia National Championships in Perth.
Matiese Trisley 15's girls.
Brin Trisley 12's girls.
Wulaaran Walker 12's girls.
Nicholas Willer - Referee.more

RESPONSIBILITY CODE and CODE OF CONDUCT

Please click on 'more'to view. There are a few people out there that really need to read and understand this. It's up to the rest of us to enforce it.more

Wet weather policy.

TOUCH FOOTBALL IS ON UNLESS IT STATES ON THIS WEBSITE THAT IS CANCELLED. Just because it is raining doesn't mean it is off. If the fields are not under water and are playable touch will be on.
If there is lightning near by at the time of kickoff or during games we will decide then the appropriate decision.more

CANTEEN

Our canteen is open each Thursday and has hot food, snacks and drinks available. Also we are selling our Club merchandise - eg water bottles, Caps and bags.more

CODE OF CONDUCT

Please read the attached document to understand what is expected of all participants and spectators.more

Northern Eagles National Touch League Trials - Coffs Harbour Saturday 8 October, 11am

If you are interested in trialling for Northern Eagles National Touch League senior age divisions (30's, 40's 45's etc )you are invited to attend trials at Advocate Park Coffs Harbour, Saturday 8 October, 2016, commencing at 11am. Trials for open divisions (Mens/Womens T League/Open mixed) are at the same venue and time on Saturday 12 November. EOI are to be completed at the Eagles website.more

Junior State Cup 2017 - team selections

MFTFA thanks all players who trialed and hope those who missed selection will trial for the 2018 JSC. Please click on 'more'to see teams selected.more

JSC 2017 INFORMATION SHEET

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INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS

If you are paying by direct deposit you do not need to pay the processing fee.

Juniors $60.00

Seniors $90.00more

CODE OF ETHICS/CONDUCT REMINDER

Parents
• Encourage children to participate and have fun.
• Focus on the child’s effort and performance rather than winning or losing.
• Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
Spectators
• Respect the performances and efforts of all people.
• Reject the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or athletes.more

Brin Trisley and Wulaaran Walker selected for NSW PSSA

Congratulations to Brin Trisley and Wulaaran Walker who have both been selected to play for NSW in the Australian All Schools National championships in Perth in October. Both were selected from the recent NSW PSSA State Finals in Coffs Harbour whilst playing for Polding and North Coast respectively. Go you Falcons.more

MATIESE TRISLEY SELECTED FOR NSW ALL SCHOOLS U16'S

Matiese is set to play for the NSW U16's all schools team in the National Championships in Perth in October. Matiese was selected from the NSWCHS team after they won the State Final 4-0 over NSW CCC. She will play against all of the other Australian States and Territories, but has her sights set on downing Queensland in particular. Well done Matiese and good luck. Go you Falcon.more

2016 NSW STATE CUP - TEAMS

Macksville Falcons are pleased to announce the following teams will be contesting the 2016 NSW State Cup. Open's Mixed, Men's 20's, Women's 20's. This is our largest number of teams to attend . Click on 'MORE' to view the selected teams. Coaches will be announced in the next week.more

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NSW NORTHERN EAGLES PROCEDURES FOR REPRESENTATIVE SELECTIONS

NSW Northern Eagles have made significant changes to the process for trials and selections for the 2017 National Touch League and 2017 Junior Regional Championships. Information is attached. If you wish to express your interest in being considered for selection in a team or as a coach for these tournaments go to the NSW Northern Eagles website and complete the EOI.more

CLAIRE SPAIN SELECTED FOR NSW STATE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

Congratulations to our Claire Spain who has been selected into the NSW State Development Squad (Girls 18's). Claire was selected from the Junior Regional Championships where she was playing for Northern Eagles Girls 18's. She becomes our first Macksville Falcons female junior to be selected at the full State Level. Jai Doolan was our first male to be selected which was in 2014.more

MATIESE TRISLEY SELECTED IN NSWCHS OPENS TEAM

Matiese Trisley has continued her outstanding touch football journey being selected in the NSWCHS opens team. This puts her in the top 14 girls in the public high school system in NSW and at only 15 years of age. Our association is so proud of her achievements. Matiese is a great role model for our kids, always modest with her achievements, always available to help out. GREAT EFFORTmore

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NSW JUNIOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Our representatives in the Northern Eagles 14/16/18's participated in a very tough tournament of touch on the weekend, but all appeared to enjoy themselves and I'm sure learn't a lot. The best performing Eagles teams were the girls 14's with Lucy Spain who lost the semi final and the boy's 16's with Beau Langford who made the grand final, going down to Hunter Western Hornets. Photos in gallery.more

PLAYERS SELECTED FOR NORTHERN EAGLES TEAMS FOR NSW JUNIOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to the following Macksville Falcons players who have been selected for Northern Eagles for the 2016 NSW Junior Regional Championships.
14 Boys - Logan Jones. 14 Girls Lucy Spain. 16 Girls Matiese Trisley , Emily Hall, Matilda Englert. 16 Boys - Beau Langford. 18 Girls Claire Spain, Mercedes Peterkin, Peta Salter, Melea Castle. 18 Boys Lleyton Doolan.more

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NATIONAL TOUCH LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVES

Congradulations to Matiese Trisley (Womens T League), Geoff Batten (Mens 40's), Craig Englert and Kendall Stirrat (Mens 55's) who have been selected to play at the National Touch League for Northern Eagles.more

Damian Cross our first State Badged Referee Level 4

Congratulations to Damian Cross (Damo) who was awarded his Level 4 Referee Badge at the recent State Cup. Damian has worked hard to achieve this level which included attending many tournaments across NSW and Queensland where he has been assessed by the NSW State Referees panel. We are hoping Damo will continue on over the next couple of years and progress to the top Level 6.more

Code of Conduct Requirements

Attached is Code of conduct requirements for all involved. Please read and understand.

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PLAYERS ARGUING WITH REFEREES OVER DECISIONS.

There has been a marked increase in the number of players arguing with referees this season. Rule 18 states that players are not to talk to the referee. The Captain may respectfully and politely enquire briefly with the referee on decisions. Players arguing with referees and Captains who are not respectful and polite can be sent from the field.more

PLAYERS SENT FROM THE FIELD .

As per our rules and Touch Football Australia Playing Rules 7th edition any player that is sent from the field for the remainder of the game (not sin bin) by the referee will serve an automatic minimum 2 games suspension. The Committee may increase this suspension period for more serious misconduct as it sees fit. The appeals process costs $200. See our document links for appeals process.more

NRL and Touch Football Australia form alliance

The National Rugby League (NRL) and Touch Football Australia (TFA) have formed an alliance. To read more click on the document.more

$550 FINE FOR SMOKING AT A SPORT EVENT

Please be aware that NSW Health - Tobacco Compliance Officers will now be issuing fines to people found smoking at sporting events.
Smoking has been banned at sport venues in spectator areas since 7 January 2013 under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.

The fine for smoking at a sporting event is $550 to the individual smoker.

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Play by The Rules Website

Provides education, information and resources for individuals and organisations to ensure that sport is safe and free from discrimination and harassment.

http://www.playbytherules.net.au/more

MENTION MACKSVILLE TOUCH WHEN SHOPPING AT A MART ALL SPORTS

Macksville Touch is part of the community rewards program at A Mart All Sports Coffs Harbour. When you purchase something in the store mention us and we receive 5 percent of the purchase price that is very worthwhile for our association so we can purchase balls etc.more
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MACKSVILLE FALCONS TOUCH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION BANK DETAILS

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