In The Spotlight – Terry Deegan

first_imgIn the twenty-third edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Terry Deegan, speaks about how he got involved in Touch Football and the biggest influences on his Touch Football career.  Name: Terry DeeganNickname: DeegsAge: 27Affiliate: EastsOccupation: EventsPosition: Middle/LinkDebut for Australia: 2010 Trans Tasman in New Zealand.Career highlights so far: Playing for Australia at the 2010 Trans Tasman.How you got involved in Touch Football: Well I grew up playing Rugby League and Golf.  I heard a bit about representative Touch Football and decided that I wanted to give it a go – so I trialled for Cronulla prior to the 2007 Vawdon Cup. Would love to have been introduced to the sport earlier – never got to play a Junior State Cup!Favourite player: When I first started playing in the Premier League, I tried to watch Anthony Ziade, Jason Stanton and Joel Willoughby as often as I could. They are three very different players, but I liked the way they all played the game.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: I am very honoured to be representing Australia in Touch Football.  The Australian Men’s team has a great culture, the coaching staff and leadership group do a great job. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Matt Tope – he loves the game and I have trained with him since my first year in 2007.Favourite sporting moment: Tiger Woods – US Masters 1997.What do you know about Scotland: Cold and castles? Any superstitions: Always a Red Bull before a game.Funniest Australian teammate: Jamie StoweAny travel plans for after World Cup: Staying on in Europe until August 12.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only 31 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384

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