Tamworth Life Skills get active

By Nathan Cook and Kate Reid, 6 August 2018 , Comments

Our Tamworth Life Skills customers love getting outdoors for a game of OzTag. The non-contact team sport is similar to touch football, with players attempting to score goals while their opponent tries to ‘tag’ them by removing a Velcro attached tag.

The game is so popular with our customers that it will soon be a permanent addition to the Tamworth Life Skills activities list!

Last week our Tamworth Life Skills team showed off their OzTag skills in a local tournament, and Northcott customer Nathan Cook took us through all the action from the big day.

“On Thursday 26 July 2018 the Tamworth Life Skills customers and support workers headed off for Coonabarabran at 9:00am to compete in the 2018 Oztag Olympics. The bus only had one empty seat and we were all jolly and eager to get to the ground and perform to the best of our ability.

After numerous toilet stops along the way, we finally arrived at Coonabarabran on a warm winter’s day and we were all very keen to play well. As the official photographer, I started snapping photos when we got there about 11am and didn’t stop all day.

Our first game was at 11:30am and we won against Dubbo Challenge 4-3. The next was a tough draw with Coonabarabran High 3-3 at 12:30pm. The last game was at 1:30pm and resulted in another draw against the Coonabarabran Unicorns 3-3.

Unfortunately, we were not overall winners on the day, but did come second. This is the third year we have participated in the event. We took home the trophy the first year and have come second now for the other two years.

In summary, though, I believe we were all winners on the day and no one sustained injury apart from one player requiring treatment for a minor leg injury.

The event was very well organised with a free BBQ and who would have missed the opportunity to have a free barbecue and get to socialise with others? I would like to thank the organisers for a great day.”

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