Liverpool District Touch Association starts October 13

Ready: Renee Mafi, Dollena Mafi, Dejahn Karora, Ben Karora, Pharell Whitmore, Margaret Upu, Jane Mafi, Nevaeh Mafi, Aayana Maihi-Taniora, Jevaise Karora, Kingston Whitmore, Mikayla Whitmore, Villitoa Mafi and Braxton Whitmore. Picture: Manaia Mafi
Ready: Renee Mafi, Dollena Mafi, Dejahn Karora, Ben Karora, Pharell Whitmore, Margaret Upu, Jane Mafi, Nevaeh Mafi, Aayana Maihi-Taniora, Jevaise Karora, Kingston Whitmore, Mikayla Whitmore, Villitoa Mafi and Braxton Whitmore. Picture: Manaia Mafi

Local parents Renee Mafi, Dollena Mafi, Ben Karora, Margaret Upu and Jane Mafi have 12 kids between them - and nowhere to play touch football locally. So they decided to change that.

The Liverpool residents have started the Liverpool District Touch Association. The summer touch football competition starts on Tuesday, October 13 at Pearce Park in Lurnea.

The Tuesday night competition is for boys and girls aged 6 to 18.

"We noticed that there was no local comp and our kids had to travel to different areas in order to compete in the summer touch football season," said Dollena, who is the secretary of the competition.

The committee: Renee Mafi, Dollena Mafi, Ben Karora, Margaret Upu and Jane Mafi. Picture: Manaia Mafi

The committee: Renee Mafi, Dollena Mafi, Ben Karora, Margaret Upu and Jane Mafi. Picture: Manaia Mafi

"We used to play touch football back New Zealand in our younger days and we haven't played it in quite a while but we played in a social competition in February and our kids loved it. It brought back a lot of good memories for us and we noticed there was no competition in the Liverpool area and you had to go to Bankstown or Campbelltown.

"A lot of kids play sport on the weekends but because of all the disruptions it has been a really short season and even though there are a lot of restrictions around community sport we wanted to give them a chance to play a great game like touch footy."

The competition is affiliated with the NSW Touch Association and they are looking for players to join.