2012 Trans Tasman Test Series
The world’s best Touch Footballers will take to the field at Mudgee’s new Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex next week, with Australia and New Zealand’s Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams to battle it out in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup finals.
The 2012 Trans Tasman Test Series returns to Australia with the world’s top two Touch Football countries set to continue their strong rivalry from Thursday, 26 April until Saturday, 28 April.
The three game series will take place on Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday afternoon, while players will also march in the ANZAC Day parade in Mudgee on Wednesday, 25 April prior to the event. It is symbolic that they will meet on the ANZAC weekend, an occasion very special to both proud nations.
Australia is still on a high from its 2011 World Cup performance, winning all three Open titles against the Kiwis and is hopeful of defending its Trans Tasman title, while New Zealand is determined to reverse the result and cause an upset to the Australian teams in their own backyard.
The three Australian teams will display a mixture of youth and experience for the series, with 16 players making their debut at an Open level for Australia – one in Men’s Open, six in Women’s Open and nine in Mixed Open.
Twenty-eight players that helped Australia win the 2011 World Cup title will take to the field against New Zealand, with their experience to hold Australia in good stead for the series.
There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia
Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets)
YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus