Can’t touch this sodden Jubilee Park

Trisan Wheeler and Charlie Wykes at Jubilee Park in 2014

Trisan Wheeler and Charlie Wykes at Jubilee Park in 2014

A false-start to the Wagga touch season has tested the patience of players registered in junior and over-30 competitions.

For three weeks in a row, the association has postponed games, and players are getting itchy feet.

“The conditions of the ground at Jubilee Park are so sodden, and the rain hasn’t stopped,” association president Chris Dolahenty said.

“The grounds haven't had chance to recover, we don’t want to damage them.”

We’re looking at ways to supplement players; doing double headers, having mini competitions, or continuing it on after Christmas - Chris Dolahenty

With more rain forecast for Wednesday, it’s likely the next round will also be postponed.

“We’re looking at ways to supplement players; doing double headers, or having mini competitions, or continuing it on after Christmas," Dolahenty said.

The association had hoped to attract more players from junior league competitions this season, but registration numbers were steady.

Registration remains open for women’s, men’s and mixed competitions, set to start in early October.

Without another dry ground available, Dolahenty’s looking to the skies and hoping the rain clears soon.

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