$40,000 prize pool for Dubbo’s National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout

SATURDAY, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 have been confirmed as the weekend for the National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout at Dubbo’s Apex Park.

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service’s Quit B Fit: Tackling Indigenous Smoking program, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in conjunction with NSW Touch Football, Touch Football Australia and Dubbo Regional Council will host the 2017 carnival.

WACHS CEO Darren Ah See said that the organising committee agreed to change the date.

“The organising committee also reviewed the registration and competitor criteria to encourage more registrations to ensure a highly successful event for Dubbo,” Mr Ah See said.



The Knockout is open to senior men, women’s and mixed and will feature a prize pool of up to $40,000 for winners and runners-up.

The key changes to the competition criteria include:

* The two-day event will be open to senior teams only, with a minimum age requirement of players to be 16 years before December 31, 2017;

* The event will be open ONLY to Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Mixed;

* Minimum of 10 players and maximum of 14 players per team with a minimum of 70 percent players per team with Confirmation of Aboriginality (COA);

* COA is required otherwise players are deemed non-indigenous and NO protests allowed on COA if Common Seal Stamp is submitted;

* First-in, best-dressed policy with a maximum of 32 teams per division;

* Entry fee is $500 per team, non-refundable to be paid by October 16, 2017; and

* Referees to be supplied by the Event organisers.

The revised registration and competitor details are now available on the event’s website

Mr Ah See encourages all interested players to get involved.

“We have received overwhelming support from the community and we thank the sponsors on board already, including the Western NSW Local Health District, Cloudwize, Sydney University, and Western Plains Zoo,” Mr Ah See said.

“We will be moving forward in November with our plans to host a health hub and kids activity-entertainment area at the knockout to promote healthy living,” he said.

For more information visit the KO website


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Media release: August 9, 2017