21 June, 2019

Local Rising Star athlete competes at Touch World Cup

Ron Keleher Rising Star Recipient

Rising star athlete Ron Keleher recently competed in the Federation of International Touch 2019 World Cup tournament to bring home a silver medal in the Men’s 50’s division.

In 2005 Ron was dragged along to Caboolture Touch Association to ‘make up numbers’ by a neighbour and has been a member ever since.

He has represented Queensland from 2008 and also played in the Trans Tasman Cup in 2017.

In the leadup to the World Cup tournament, Ron and his teammates attended multiple training camps that were held in Caboolture and Sydney.

Ron was one of seven Queenslanders chosen to represent Australia in the World Cup team, along with players from New South Wales and one South Australian.

The team prepared themselves for the soaring Kuala Lumpur temperatures with HIIT (Hit Intensity Interval Training) sessions and competed in over 44-degree heat.

Some matches had to be rescheduled when temperatures soared to a scorching 51.9 degree Celsius throughout the week-long competition!

The Men’s 50’s team…“Played strongly throughout the competition and won the silver medal, unfortunately going down to New Zealand in the Grand Final match,” commented Mr Keleher.

Caboolture Sports Club congratulates Ron Keleher on his fantastic outcome as a Rising Star recipient and for proudly representing the Club and Caboolture Touch Association internationally.

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