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GROUND STATUS - GOOD, All games on tonight.
TO ACCESS Senior DRAWS - Mixed, Mens & SuperTouch - click (mixed A, mens A & SuperTouch A) from dropdown tabs above left. Junior Draws will be posted on this page below.
JUNIORS Notice - Hills Touch has been running in Baulkham Hills for 15 years with a fun and social seniors competition. More recently we have been trying to build up a junior competition in the heart of Baulkham Hills so the adults don't just get to have all the FUN. As with the seniors our motto is "Let everyone who wants to play, PLAY and don't leave anyone out". As such we have always taken on individuals who don't have a team and placed them in teams or formed new teams. We also think its great to see boys and girls playing alongside each other (where as in most sports they are separated) and have tried to encourage mixed teams in seniors and juniors. The complication is that with limited numbers of teams and multiple age groups in the juniors we sometimes have to combine Boys teams, Girls Teams and Mixed Teams into the same age groups or divisions. To make it a more level playing field we have incorporated a general rule of thumb. ie : - in combined age groups if an All Boys team is playing a Mixed team then the mixed team is allowed an extra player on the field (7-6 or 8-7). If a mixed team is playing an All Girls team then the All Girls team is allowed an extra player (7-6 or 8-7) and if an All Boys team is playing an All Girls team then the All Girls team is allowed 2 extra players (8-6 or 7-5). This may be adjusted if there is a significant age difference between the teams. The Competition Manager will write on the Refs card the number of players allowed on the field for each team if there is a difference (otherwise it is always 7 vs 7). The ref may also adjust the numbers at half time if there is a major dicrepancy but must consult the Comp Manager first and inform the teams. A mixed team must have a min of 2 girls on the field at all times to be considered mixed. We hope everyone enjoys playing and catching up with old and new friends.
NB: Junior Grand Finals will be held on Thursday Dec 12 at same times as normal comp games. Teams not in Grand Finals will also have a game. Please let me know in advance if any teams cannot play that last day. Teams are currently divided into 3 divisions based on age/sex and ability as well as results of the first few rounds. However we will be further dividing them up into 6 divisions prior to the finals, again based on the above parameters, so the finals will be played against more similar ability teams. This is not a perfect system but we hope everyone can see what we are trying to do to make this small competition as even and enjoyable as possible for the kids (Nb: we usually find the kids are less worried about the results and placings than the parents, as they just want to run around and have fun with their friends).
RULES : In Division 1 (youngest division) we have a rule where if they drop the ball we count it as an extra touch so they can play the ball and carry on. Normally it would be a turnover and this rule gives them more continuity and less changing of possession. NEW rule for div 1 starting round 6 - the defence must stay back with the ref and not move up until the dummy (acting) half has passed the ball. This will give them more chance to run and pass the ball before being touched.
Nb: After Rd.7 the 8 teams in each of the 3 divisons will have all played each other (with a few exceptions). Then the 3 divisions will be split into 6 divisions and we will be playing one more round on Nov 28 before Semi Finals on Dec 5 and then Grand Finals on Dec 12. All teams will have a Semi Final game as there will be only 4 teams in each of the new divisions - 1 plays 4 and 2 plays 3 with the 2 winners playing out the Grand Final on Dec 12. The 2 losing semi finalists will play off on Dec 12 for 3rd and 4th positions so everyone gets an extra game.
* Column W = Wins, Column L = Losses, Column D = Draws, Column B = Byes, Column Tot = Total pts