Diocesan Touch Carnival 2018

The best touch football athletes from across the Diocese recently battled it out for selection in the 2018 Maitland/Newcastle Diocesan Touch Team.

Among the 36 teams from 11 secondary schools who competed at Maitland Park, was a team from St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm, at its first ever Diocesan Touch Carnival.

There was some thrilling games and exceptional skills on display from both new and experienced touch football players.

Altogether, 48 students were selected for a position in the 2018 Diocesan Teams. These will compete at Penrith in the Combined Catholic College Championships later in the year.

Congratulations also goes to the following students and teams who were stand outs in their division and who took home titles.

OPEN BOYS: Tyron Duffield and Verdelh Antonio

OPEN GIRLS: Mackenzie Grant and Maddie Poole

U15 BOYS: Jackson Elkford and Dylan Duffin

U15 GIRLS: Ella Madden and Sophie Wilson


OPEN BOYS: All Saints College

OPEN GIRLS: All Saints College

U15 BOYS: St Joseph’s Lochinvar

U15 GIRLS: St Joseph’s Aberdeen


A special thank you Mel Lidbury the convenor for her excellent organisation of the day.

Thanks to Maitland Touch for its support of the event.