Month: November 2019

Kane looking to reach Ronaldo & Messi levels

first_imgEngland England hero Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo, Messi levels with World Cup performances Patric Ridge Last updated 1 year ago 06:49 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Harry Kane England Tunisia World Cup 180618 Getty England Harry Kane World Cup The Three Lions’ captain is out to prove a point at the World Cup, as he aims to reach the levels of the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars England captain Harry Kane insists he will use the World Cup as a platform to prove his quality as he aims to reach the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Kane proved the hero for England on Monday, heading in a late winner – his second of the game – to secure a 2-1 victory in the Three Lions’ World Cup opener against Tunisia .The 24-year-old missed out to Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot, but still netted 41 goals across all competitions for Tottenham last term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And, having carried that form into the World Cup, Kane – who failed to find the net at Euro 2016 – claims to have put no limits on what he can achieve.”I had to prove people wrong throughout my career and I love proving to myself I can do it,” he said.”I said before I was so excited to be at a World Cup and it is about proving a point. “The Euros were disappointing for me, for everyone, so it was a challenge to put that right. There is no better way to do it than to win and score a couple of goals.”Ronaldo is the best in the world, up there with Messi, but the challenge is there to be with them. To be the best player in the world you have to aim high – you can’t aim low – so just put no limits on yourself.”I worked hard to get where I am. I have a lot of determination, I enjoy being here and it is about stepping it up.”I want to prove myself at a major tournament, I want to be up there with the best in the world and the only way to do that is to perform on the big stage and in the big moments.”It gives me confidence doing that and I want to do that in the games ahead. I have been itching to get out there and showcase my talent.”150 – Harry Kane’s winner against Tunisia was his 150th goal since the start of the 2014/15 season, with 15 of those coming for England and 135 for Spurs. Sensation. #WorldCup #ENG pic.twitter.com/EtdIMh7rvp — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 19, 2018 Kane’s confidence will be a boost to England boss Gareth Southgate, who has taken a vibrant but relatively inexperienced squad to Russia.However, the former England international believes that Kane should not be labelled as a world class player just yet.”I’m going to keep challenging him on that, because I’m always a little uncertain as to what that title means and what you need to do to really gain it,” Southgate said.”He’s shown it in the league. The next stage was to do that at a world tournament and that’s how you really establish yourself as a leading world player. He’s off and running.”last_img read more

2015 Touch World Cup

first_imgThe 2015 FIT Touch World Cup (TWC) is now only one week away!Coffs Harbour is set to host the eighth running of the TWC with 25 nations and 90 teams contesting World Titles across nine divisions.  Over five days of competition running from Wednesday, 29 April until Sunday, 3 May, 445 games will be contested with grand finals concluding the tournament on the Sunday. This will be one of the biggest World Cup events ever with a total of six member nations making their TWC debuts – Chile, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines and the United Arab Emirates. Chile and United Arab Emirates will also be the first ever representatives from South America and the Middle East respectively. Australia is fielding a full set of nine teams in the tournament, with all teams busily preparing in the lead up to the event. The Women’s Open team will be looking to continue its amazing TWC history, where in the previous seven events it has never once lose a game. With victories in five of the seven divisions on offer at the 2011 TWC, Australia will be hoping to continue its strong World Cup tradition.  A draft draw for the TWC is now available and has been attached at the bottom of this page. Stay tuned to the Touch Football Australia website for further information as the event date becomes closer.Follow the World Cup on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TouchWorldCup), Twitter (www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015) as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus) or visit the event website (www.touchworldcup.com) for all of the latest news and results. Keep up-to-date with the Australian teams at TWC:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram- www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related Fileswc_draw-pdfRelated Links2015 World Cuplast_img read more

Mission Impossible?

first_img“Freddy Fittler and Lammy were good and were also stirring the boys up as well so it will be good to watch,” Norman added with his trademark competitive grin.  See also Touch Football Australia’s CEO Colm Maguire’s take on the program via YouTube and stay tuned to the TFA website and social media channels in coming days providing a sneak peek of the on/off beach action.You can watch The NRL Rookie at the following times and can also watch online at www.nrlrookie.com. ·         Premiere – Tuesday (28 June) – GO! 7.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS)·         Encore 1 – Wednesday – CH9 10.30PM (SYD/BRIS) Â·         Encore 2 – Saturday – CH9 1PM (BRIS)·         Encore 3 – Sunday – CH9 2.30PM (SYD) Â·         Encore 4 – Monday – GO! 11.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS/ADE/PER).   “New Zealand was great, it was something totally different. It was great for us TFA/BLK ambassadors to get over there and get amongst those NRL Rookie guys. Episode five of the popular 10-part series will be broadcast on Tuesday, 28 June 7.30pm and replayed throughout next week; tune in to see which team prevails (refer below TV schedule/times). Does the superior fitness and strength of the NRL Rookies see them through? Or, is it the guile, speed and deception of the Touch stars that leaves the Rookies and the Piha Beach sands in their wake?The TFA All Stars team (pictured above) features some of the best Touch Football talent ever assembled in a ‘Mixed’ format. The team demonstrates the distinct family connection, which embodies the social side and highlights the inclusive nature of the sport and strong participation numbers Australia-wide. Destination? The black sands of Piha Beach on the beautiful but wild, west coast of New Zealand. And, serving further notice to the NRL Rookies is the fact that each of the Touch Football stars love the feel of sand between their toes: they all reside, cut their teeth and compete regularly near a beach traversing the East Coast of Australia. Touch Football Australia and BLK Ambassadors Sam Brisby, Samantha Rodgers, husband and wife team of Dylan and Emily Hennessey, Peter Norman and Kylie Hilder all travelled to New Zealand late last year to film the segment. For those playing at home, The NRL Rookie is the new reality show on Channel Nine/Gem offering a guaranteed NRL contract to the lucky amateur player who can prove to the respective judges he has what it takes to perform at the highest level and secure a lucrative contract. After starting with 28 players in late-May, the team was then halved to 14 in Episode One, with now just a handful of players remaining in episode five. For Hennessey (pictured above with wife Emily), it was an opportunity to admire not only the country but also The NRL Rookie talent on show. “It was so exciting to be a part of the series and being able to play the NRL boys in their Rookie quest and adventure,” Rodgers said. “It was a great experience to go over there and not only witness the program but also be a part of it; so that was pretty amazing,” she added. On top of his most recent appointment as part of Mal Meninga’s Kangaroos coaching contingent (backs coach), he is also a regular in the Masters’ divisions at the National Touch League, NSW State Cup and State of Origin Series events as well. The show also features Performance Psychologist, Dr Kate Baecher as well as host, Channel Nine personality, Erin Molan. Fresh from their recent Trans-Tasman success also in Auckland, Australian Men’s Open representative stars, Pete Norman and Dylan Hennessey said they all thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the show. “Lots of them are characters, there’s a couple of good footy players in there with some quality skills,” Norman said.center_img “Those boys have a lot of talent and we wish them all the best for their careers.” “I think it will be pretty funny – there will be some good highlights and some good Touch Footy on show. It was in the sand so it was pretty tough!” Will the ‘NRL Rookies’ meet their match in an epic Beach Touch match in New Zealand? In a clandestine operation late-2015, six of Australia’s best Touch Football athletes quietly exited the country with a covert mission on their mind. Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler is coach of the side, assisted by Mark Geyer and Adrian Lam. ‘Lammy’ of course, along with his QLD State of Origin captaincy and Roosters and Wigan Rugby League pedigree boasts an equally impressive Touch Football CV, representing Australia on 11 occasions – at the 1991 World Cup in Auckland as well as one Test Match against New Zealand in the same year. Following instructions from TFA and with boots and passports packed, work leave approved and the GPS coordinates set to a remote Beach near Auckland, our intrepid Aussie reps were primed, programmed and ready to perform upon landing. The mission? Take on to their knowledge an undisclosed team of potential NRL stars in a game of Beach Touch, all looking for a shot at an NRL contract and the big time.Status? Fast forward nine months and six of our Australian representatives will finally get to reveal their sublime skills on next week’s episode of the popular Channel Nine/GO production, ‘The NRL Rookie’. Australian Women’s Open representative, Samantha Rodgers (pictured above, front/left) and partner of the other Sam (Brisby, right), thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Related Files160621_media_release_mission_impossible_the_nrl_rookie_tf_v1-0-pdfRelated LinksNRL Rookielast_img read more