Touch football takes off for Dubbo juniors

Jayden Blake (Mighty Souths) sets up a play.
Jayden Blake (Mighty Souths) sets up a play.
Jarrod Peachey (Touch N Go) searches for a gap in the defence.

Jarrod Peachey (Touch N Go) searches for a gap in the defence.

Speed Demons player Jack Young in open space.

Speed Demons player Jack Young in open space.

Dale Smith (Touch N Go) takes the ball up.

Dale Smith (Touch N Go) takes the ball up.

Slick Chicks players Emma Blake, Keisha Baker and Meg Hogan.

Slick Chicks players Emma Blake, Keisha Baker and Meg Hogan.

Touch mates Charlie Beatty, Isaac Hogan, Connor Crain and Liam Duncan.

Touch mates Charlie Beatty, Isaac Hogan, Connor Crain and Liam Duncan.

JUNIOR touch is gaining in stature at Dubbo during the summer and the boys and girls in the various grades are currently enjoying a well-earned break.

Daily Liberal photographer AMY MCINTYRE was down at the touch ovals for the final round of matches.

And while the competition's games are in recess, the Dubbo junior rep teams are in training and will play at two major carnivals in February - in the Parkes Inter-town competition on Sunday, February 3 to prepare for the Junior State Cup to be decided at Port Macquarie across three days from February 15 to 17.

The first training session was held on December 17. All sessions are at the touch fields from 5pm.

Monday, January 7, 14, 21, Wednesday 23, Monday 28, Wednesday 30. And in February on Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Monday 11 and Wednesday 13.