Frequently Asked Questions
What is this BCTA?
The Brisbane Churches Touch Association was established in 1987 and has been operating continually ever since. We run community touch competitions catering for both Church and Club teams.
When do your seasons run?
We operate two x 17-week senior (i.e. adult) competitions per year: Summer (October to March) and Winter (April to September). We break for approximately four weeks between seasons and also over the Christmas / New Year period.
What night do you play?
We currently play on Tuesday nights only.
Where do you play?
Our Tennyson venue has four excellent floodlit fields, a large car park and amenities blocks, making it one of the best touch-playing facilities in Brisbane. Do you play 6 or 7 a side?
All grades are now 6-a-side.
Do you run mixed, men's or women's competitions?
We currently only run mixed divisions.
What's the minimum age to play in the adult competition? Players must be at least 14 years of age to participate in our adult competition.
Do you run junior competitions?
Not fixtures, but we run junior coaching clinics on Tuesday evenings.
We have never played touch before- is this the comp for us?
Yes. The BCTA runs five mixed grades (A to E) and so caters for all standards of play from beginners to competitive.
Do I have to be a Christian to play?
No. The BCTA is an inclusive organisation so non-Christians are most welcome. Any individuals or teams wishing to play competitive recreational touch underpinned by a Christian ethos are always welcome to join us. All players are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Do I have to be part of a church group to play?
No. Teams may be social groups, or represent other institutions such as schools, colleges or hospitals. We are non-denominational.
Are you affiliated with other touch organisations?
Yes, as of 2014 we are a party to the NRL-Touch Football Australia alliance.
Are players insured?
Yes, all registered players are insured.
Are you registered for the Queensland government's Get in the Game funding program for young people?
Yes indeed. Our listing is here and more details are available on the Qld government site.
What happens to your profits?
As we are a not-for-profit organisation, any surplus is retained by the Association for the benefit of our members.
Are you incorporated?
Yes. The BCTA has been incorporated in the state of Queensland since 1990, incorporation # IA7877. Do you have an ABN?
Yes. We are a registered business (though GST exempt), ABN 91 884 131 521.