Touch Boot Camp – Taichung Sept 2013

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On a beautiful & sunny Sunday in Taichung, Taichung Touch Rugby lead by Jake Curran, Dwayne Smith & Co., pulled off Another Touching Moment.

The intercity competition between 4 Taichung teams, 2 Kaohsiung teams and 1 Taipei team saw two Taichung teams go through to the final. However, we will never know which Taichung Team will hold the bragging rights as the match was not played due to lack of daylight.

The final match was the prized Zhong Bei Ball. An elegant hand-crafted trophy that will keep Touch thriving in Taiwan as it is contested between the cities of Taichung & Taipei.

After an intense battle which saw neither team giving an inch, Taipei came out victorious and can bring the Zhong Bei Ball back to Taipei until the next challenge.

From Chinese Taipei Touch Association 臺灣觸球協會,a massive thank you must go out towards Jake Curran and the crew at TTR for the thankless task of organizing the Boot Camp after the initial postponement. Thank you to the players from Kaohsiung Mituo HS Team, Mituo OB Team, Taichung Caterpillars, Taichungler, Juggernauts, Beefeater and Taipei for making this day happen!

Photos Courtesy of Taichung Caterpillars Junior Rugby’s Yu-Chin Huang & Taipei’s Danny Kuo

接下來舉辦的設計城市隊之間的友誼賽。 由四支臺中隊伍、兩支高雄隊伍以及一支臺北隊伍來爭霸。決賽原本是由兩支臺中隊伍來爭取誰擁有在臺中吹牛的權利,但是因為缺乏日光,所以沒有打這一場比賽。

最後一場比賽是爲了珍貴的中北球盃。這優雅的手工製作獎杯是給臺中和臺北兩市之間爭奪的獎盃,目的是讓觸球能夠的蓬勃發展。

兩隊都不分上下、而經過激烈的鬥爭,臺北隊伍取得了勝利,並能把中北球盃帶回臺北,直到下一次臺中的挑戰。

必須讓大家知道。臺灣觸球協會必須發送一個巨大的感謝給臺中觸式橄欖球TTR的李翔等。他們完成了一個吃力又不討好的任務。他們原本計劃在9月1號舉辦的觸球新兵訓練營因為颱風而推遲到9月15號、而且又能夠主辦的多彩多姿,實在值得感謝。另外,還要感謝來自于高雄彌陀國中橄欖球隊、彌陀OB球隊、臺中毛毛蟲隊和家長們、Taichungler、Juggernauts、Beefeaters 以及臺北球隊的球員以及裁判們等。沒有你們的付出以及參與、就沒有今天!

90度鞠躬!

圖片提供臺中毛毛蟲兒童橄欖球隊的肇霖媽媽以及臺北隊的Danny Kuo

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