Touch Football Australia will be involved in the Inaugural Harvey Norman Beach Footy Tournament on 15-16 December 2006 at Maroubra Beach in Sydney. Some of the biggest names in Rugby League and some of Australia’s hottest celebrities will take to the sand in a 5-a-side format featuring a unique lifestyle event program.Harvey Norman Beach Footy will feature Beach Touch Football, fashion, and family fun together in an exciting event set against the backdrop of live music and entertainment.The unique concept is guaranteed to create a fantastic atmosphere for spectators and competitors alike who will be treated to a weekend of non- stop entertainment on and off the sand from 10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 16 December, and 11.00am – 5.00pm Sunday 17 December 2006.The Beach Footy action is sure to be of the highest quality with six well credentialled teams set to battle for supremacy on the sand. The six teams are:Blues, Maroons, Young Guns, Kiwis, Celebrities, and a Touch Football Australia Invitational Women’s Team. National Rugby League superstars will captain and choose their respective teams for the event.Mark Gasnier (NSW) Darren Lockyer (Maroons) Billy Slater (Young Guns) and tournament ambassador Gordon Tallis (Celebrities), are among the team captains, and a host of Rugby league superstars including Matt Cooper and Danny Buderus will take to the sand.Harvey Norman Beach Footy is a free event and with fashion parades, cheerleaders, musical performances by Sony BMG artists, and even an appearance by Santa, there is sure to be something to please everyone on and off the sand.Touch Football Australia have extended invitations to players, via the High Performance Program, and the composition of the Women’s Team to represent the sport in the showcase event will be announced in coming weeks.The event will attract mass media coverage with Channel Nine, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph , and Nova 96.9 media partners for the summer beach party event.Touch Football Australia will release more information over coming weeks in the lead-up to this exciting tournament.More information about the event can be obtained by going to:www.beachfooty.com.au
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