Aside from a few cancelled rounds due to wet fields, the 2021/22 season has gone about as well as the Milton Ulladulla Touch Association could have hoped.
Though many sporting associations throughout were forced to postpone the start of their summer seasons due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, the MUTA was only delayed by a fortnight as its members acted speedily to ensure they were double-vaccinated.
"NSW Touch was very good, they had very stringent guidelines you had to follow," MUTA president, Sue Hensley, said.
"Everyone made that came to the grounds made sure they were double-vaxxed, we didn't have any problems at all."
With 300 players in the junior competition and roughly 200 in the senior divisions, the local competition has been popular in the first half of the year, which Hensley expects to continue post-Christmas.
Touch football will resume tomorrow afternoon at Frogs Holla, and unlike the first half of the year, the fields are expected to be dry and play to go ahead as scheduled.
The competition will run until March, when finals are scheduled to take place, and Hensley hopes it will be a "really good second half of the year."
The association's strong numbers have translated into a sizable representative contingent, which is currently preparing for the upcoming Junior State Cup in February.
Five MUTA teams will travel to Wagga from Friday, February 18, to Sunday, February 20.
"We got more teams than we expected, and they've all been training really hard," Hensley said.
"We've got a lot of good coaches, and NSW have a rule that you've got to take one referee and a spare for each tournament, so a lot of our senior players have stepped up.
"We're hoping that they'll do well and thoroughly enjoy it."
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