Mudgee Touch community pays respects to former player Cameron Cox

The Mudgee Touch Football community had heavy hearts last week following the passing of player Cameron Cox.

Cameron Cox.

Cameron Cox.

Coxie, as he was affectionately known to everyone, passed away last Tuesday when he was struck by lightning when he was trying to protect his livestock from several grassfires.

The 22-year-old was a regular at Mudgee touch playing for Paragon Hotel in the men’s competition and Courthouse Cannibals in the mixed competition.

On Thursday night, 48 hours after the tragic accident, the Mudgee touch community came together and paid tribute to their fellow member.

Players, officials and spectators held a minute’s silence for Cameron during the mixed competition’s double-header.

It was a busy night with most teams playing two matches in 30-plus temperatures.

The double-header was played to catch up on rounds that were unable to be contested.

With only three rounds left in the mixed competition, the pressure is on for teams to make the final matches count so they can secure finals spots.

Tuesday night’s competitions are also winding down.

There are plenty of teams in with a fighting shot across the men and women’s divisions.

One of which is Country Physio Little Ladies in the women’s competition.

Last season’s division two premiers are on track to qualify for the division one finals this summer and they could prove difficult to handle.

The young ladies held on for 7-all draw with competition powerhouse McDonald Lawson.

The draw means McDonald Lawson surrendered top spot to Mackander Shearing.

Tuesday night’s competitions are the only matches to be played this week.

There is no junior and mixed touch on Thursday due to the Junior State Cup at Port Macquarie.

Mudgee Touch Association

Men and women’s competitions

Tuesday, February 14, at Glen Willow

Round 11

6.30pm – Teams must supply two referees:

Galaxy Raiders v Under 18s Mudgee (Refs: Oriental Mens)

Paragon Hotel v T&T Roosters (Refs: Col Matthews Motors)

5 O’Clock Somewhere v Petries Mitre 10 (Refs: Beer O’clock)

AW Building and Contracting v Outside The Square (Refs: Eastend)

Carpet Court v Stainless Systems (Refs: Stoddart Windows and Doors)

15s Dragons v Willies Western Warriors (Refs: Komatsu)

LBP Accountants v The Swoop (Refs: Gillham and Sons)

McDonald Lawson v Mudgee Concrete (Refs: Hustlin Honeys)

Oriental Ladies v Country Physio Little Ladies (Refs: Muffin Break)

7.20pm – Teams must supply two referees:

Col Matthews Motors v Oriental Mens (Refs: Paragon Hotel)

Beer O’Clock v Huff n Puff (Refs: Carpet Court)

Eastend v Stoddart Windows and Doors (Refs: 5 O’clock Somewhere)

Gillham and Sons v The Late Mail (Refs: The Swoop)

Komatsu v Rohr’s Touch and Go (Refs: LBP Accountants)

Moolarben Coal Mens v Wombats 13s (Refs: Willies Western Warriors)

Mackender Shearing v Hustlin Honeys (Refs: Country Physio Little Ladies)

Muffin Break v Rapid Plumbing and Gas (Refs: Oriental Ladies)

General bye for junior and mixed competitions on Thursday due to Junior State Cup at Port Macquarie.