Manly Touch football players who want to test their skills beyond the social park level competition are encouraged to trial for our Manly Touch representative teams.


New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) has a number of representative events which Manly Touch compete in. These events are:

  • Junior State Cup
  • Senior State Cup
  • Vawdon Cup


Opportunities exist for players from under 8’s to over 60’s, with divisions for girls, boys, women, men and mixed.

Manly Touch also enters an Inclusion side into Vawdon Cup.

The Manly Touch Footy Experience

As any past or present representative touch players will tell you, playing for Manly Touch is a rewarding experience in terms of skill development, increased fitness and a fantastic way to increase your network of friends.


To participate in any of the above tournaments you must be a current financial member of MWTA and be playing in a current Manly Touch local competition.

There has been a bit of uncertainty regarding which Manly Touch competitions qualify our players for the various NSWTA representative tournaments, please note that the following applies:

2021 Vawdon Cup

  • Season 2 2020 (Our 2020/21 Senior Summer Comp), OR
  • Season 1 2021 (Our 2021 Senior Winter Comp)

2021 Senior State Cup

  • Season 1 2021 (Our 2021 Senior Winter Comp), OR
  • Season 2 2021 (Our 2021/22 Senior Summer Comp)

2022 Junior State Cup

  • Season 2 2021 (Our 2021/22 Junior or Senior Summer Comp)

Please note that NSWTA define Season 1 as our Winter Comp and Season 2 is our Summer Comp.

Therefore all players wanting to play at the 2020 JSC must play in one of our Summer competitions, either junior or senior.

Please Note: This is NOT a Manly Touch rule but a NSWTA requirement. 

Selection Criteria and Process

For more information on the selection criteria and process please click on our MWTA Representative Team Selection Policy.


Trials are announced on this website and our Facebook page.

All players in our local competition are welcome to trial.


There are also further pathways beyond representing Manly Touch including regional, state and national representation. For more information refer to the Rep Pathways menu option.

NSWTA Player Transfer Policy & Clearance Process

From 1 May 2018, the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) have implemented and are administering a Player Transfer Policy. This Policy is in effect for both Open-division eligible players and Junior-division eligible players.

Any representative player from another club wishing to move to Manly Touch will need to notify either the Senior Rep Director or Junior Rep Director to request clearance by the Manly Touch Executive Committee.

For more information please click on NSWTA Player Transfer Policy & Clearance Process.

For more information regarding representing Manly Touch please contact:

Craig Lowe
Junior Rep Director
Manly Warringah Touch Association Incorporated
PO Box 214, Dee Why NSW 2099
[email protected]

Mel Vayro
Senior Rep Director
Manly Warringah Touch Association Incorporated
PO Box 214, Dee Why NSW 2099
[email protected]