Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52ISSUE THREE October 2016 25 OVER the last five years, the two of us have been given many opportunities through The Peninsula School and Touch Football Victoria to be touch representatives at a number of levels. Our firsts coach, Mick Lovett, is a National level coach, and helped us work towards a ‘three-peat’ of both the APS/ AGS girls’ Friday night competition and the State Rounds Day, held each year in March. Through these competitions and our interest in Touch Football as a sport, we both represented Victoria in 2013, being members of the U15 side, as well as Lachsley making the U18 team in the same year. Since then, we’ve been a part of nearly ten Victorian sides between us, with squads training for Nationals of different ages and qualifications all year round. Without a doubt, our Touch Football highlight from the past five years would be becoming the T-League National champions at the beginning of this year, despite being the underdogs of the tournament. During this three month campaign, we learnt that blood, sweat, tears and hard work truly do pay off. Although the eight-hour long training sessions were exhausting and seemed everlasting, they prepared us both physically and mentally to work hard and never give up on our teammates, coach and ourselves. Touch Football National Champions Blood, sweat and tears pay off In addition to the endless amount of lifelong lessons we’ve learnt, we can also take away lifelong friendships. There is nowhere else that has an atmosphere as positive or participative as Touch Football that we have found. Having met so many amazing people that we’ll love for the rest of our lives mean that domestic and State rivalries exist only within the white lines. We’re both so thankful for all of the sporting opportunities Touch Football has given us, and we’ve made memories that we’ll keep with us for the rest of our lives. Lachsley Parton and Annie Buntine Year 11 Leaders in Sport