The Riverina secondary schools girls team are sitting mid-table after a hard-fought opening day of competition at the NSWCHSSA secondary touch football championships in Wagga.
The region’s finest touch footballing talent took to the Jubilee Park turf on Tuesday morning with high hopes of toppling the state’s best.
Riverina got off to a rocky start, dropping their first game against Hunter, but bounced back with a strong showing against South Coast to notch their first win.
In their afternoon games, Riverina were outgunned by competition favourites Sydney North before ending the day’s play with a well-deserved win against Sydney South West.
Riverina Schools Sports Association coordination officer Terry Willis was impressed with the opening round of competition and lauded his side’s efforts
“Sydney North are the standout team so far but we’re right down the middle of the road there,” Willis said.
“I think going 2-2 is a pretty good result for us on day one.”
Willis identified his team’s comparative youth and expressed hopes of continuing their good form.
“We’ve got a few young ones in there,” he said.
“I think it would be great to end up in the top half.”
Riverina face a Western front on Wednesday with games against Sydney West, North West and Western.