In The Spotlight – Queensland Spirit

first_imgIn the twelfth edition of In The Spotlight, the Queensland Spirit’s Tyson Brough speaks about his team’s preparation in the lead up to the Elite Eight. How does it feel to be a part of the 2011 Elite Eight series?It’s an honour to be part of the first Elite Eight series. It’s a new challenge for everyone and should be interesting to see how it goes. I’m sure this new concept should produce a terrific standard of Touch Footy.How is your team’s preparation going in the lead up to the event?Our preparation hasn’t been too bad. We’ve had a few players pull out so we have been chopping and changing every week. We lost a key player in Ash Farrow which didn’t help but we should be sweet. It’s good because Brisbane and Sunny Coast play the same sort of style so when we combined we all seem to gel really well. What would you say are the strengths of your team?We have a good mixture of youth and experienced players. With the likes of Sebe Ray, Chris Farrow and Michael Baartz leading its helped the young guys a lot. In saying that, the young ones have brought a lot to the team and everyone seems to be pretty happy. We also have players who fly under the radar and might surprise some people. Dean Taylor is the man to watch as he runs so fast he now no longer has any hair. Also we all get on really well which is a major part for any teams success. Who do you expect to be your toughest opponents?With the Elite Eight there are no easy games anymore so every one will be tough. You look through every team’s line up and they all have big game players. What would it mean to you to win the Elite Eight series?It would be amazing to win the inaugural Elite Eight competition and be the first name on the trophy. It would make the after party a lot better too. Carn’ the Spirit…Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every team in the Elite Eight series. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, go to and don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook  and Twitter by clicking on the following links:!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384