Footy fun for Boorowa touch team in Cootamundra

Full Biccy, a touch footy team comprising of Boorowa players, competed at the annual Cootamundra Junior Touch Football unisex carnival last weekend.

The side made it to the Division Two grand final but were beaten by One More Year 9-5.

In the Division One final, Sydney team Boneheads took home the title by defeating Wagga One in a close game requiring a drop off 9-8.

After nearly three decades of taking part in the carnival, team manager Terry Walsh believes the team's success is built around one ingredient - friendship.

Boneheads, Terry said, has returned home to Sydney with the silverware from Cootamundra on "three or four occasions".

And a lot of the original team members from nearly three decades ago when the team first took part are still running around.

"A lot of us are getting on now," Terry said.

"Some of us are in our fifties and sixties, we're now life long friends".

Terry hand picked his first team from players he knew in a competition he ran in Castle Hill and many of them are still putting their hand up to play each year.

Despite their age Boneheads surprised a lot of their opponents with their skill and speed.

"One team came off earlier in the carnival when we beat them and said we must've been awesome 25 years ago," Terry joked when talking of the team's latest win.

Despite their age, the side's elder statesmen are moving just as quick as ever, or at least they think so.

Cookie Monsters took out the Division 3 grand final defeating Touchie Taggers 4-2.

Carnival organiser Tisha McTavish thanked the Cootamundra-Gundagai Council for presenting the grounds for the carnival in excellent condition.

"They have dealt with extremely challenging conditions to get our fields prepared for the carnival and have done a fantastic job," Ms McTavish said.