August 20, 2018 at 11:22 AM
Caboolture Touch Football players Melanie Wilks, Melia Larkin and Chloe Sawtell are now world champions after returning from the International Touch Youth Cup held in Kuala Lumpur last week as part of the three Australian teams’ clean sweep.
Caboolture Sports Club’s Rising Star recipient, Melia Larkin was awarded Player’s Player and Player of the Final in the Under 20s Mixed grand final.
She also achieved her long-time dream of representing Australia at this prestigious international event.
Melanie Wilks received the Coaches Award for the tournament, for her performance in the Under 18s Mixed team.
Chloe Sawtel, also a Rising Star recipient, played in the Under 18s Women’s team at just the age of 16; the youngest of the three Australian representatives.
“It’s great to see local players participating in and being rewarded for all their effort at an international level,” stated by Tony Clarke - CSC Group’s Sports & Community Manager.
“All three girls have been playing touch football from a young age and are actively involved in mentoring junior players, in conjunction with refereeing and coaching at Caboolture Touch Football Association.
“The local sport will continue to flourish as more young players aim to compete in these international events.”
The girls represented Australia over 4 days against various nations in 10 rounds of touch football before qualifying for the semis, and medal position playoffs.
All three teams played New Zealand in their nail-biting grand final matches and came out victorious.
Pictured above (Left to Right): Melanie Wilks & Melia Larkin.