The inaugural ROWDY Junior Touch Tournament is a heartfelt tribute to the memory of the late Andrew (Rowdy) Timoti, a cherished and revered figure within our Rotorua and New Zealand Touch Community. Andrew was an unwavering and enthusiastic contributor to our sport, particularly within the realm of refereeing, where his dedication knew no bounds. His service began at the grassroots level and extended across the globe.

With deep respect for his enduring passion, we dedicate the first Rowdy Junior Touch to Andrew and his whanau, for their invaluable contributions to our sport.  Their support and tireless efforts have played a pivotal role in the development and growth of Touch, ensuring that it continues to flourish and inspire new generations.

The tournament – scheduled for 27+28 January 2024, is a testament to our commitment to perpetuate Andrew’s legacy by nurturing young talent and fostering sportsmanship.  It is also a celebration of the vibrant Touch community that he helped shape and nurture. 

For those interested in participating, we warmly encourage you to visit our website, and join us in honouring Andrew’s memory by promoting the sport he loved so much. 

As we conclude, let us remember that Touch, like life, is a game of connections and shared experiences.  Andrew Timoti’s legacy reminds us that the bonds we forge on and off the field are just as important as the skills we develop.  Let us carry his spirit with us throughout this tournament and into the future. 


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