SAM Dwyer and Katie Burcher have been a couple since late 2010, they’ve just bought their first home together and are so close they finish each other’s sentences.
No wonder they work so well together on a touch field.
Dwyer and Burcher have led their team, the Goodsorts, on an unbeaten run to the City of Orange Touch Association mixed division seven grand final.
The Goodsorts take on the Royal Eagles, the only team to have really competed with Dwyer and Burcher’s team this season, in tonight’s grand final.
The two teams played out a five-all draw in round six, before the Goodsorts won in round 13 in a high scoring affair, 8-7.
Dwyer is better known for his role as Orange City’s fullback in the Lions’ 2013 Blowes Cup premiership winning team, and for his exploits with CYMS in the Orange District Cricket Association first grade competition.
Dwyer said touch football offers the pair a chance they wouldn’t normally get.
“It’s great, we get frustrated with each other a bit but it’s a lot of fun,” he said.
Dwyer’s older sister Lauren and brother-in-law Chris Scoins also play in the side, making the Goodsorts a family affair.
“It’s great having those guys in the side as well,” Dwyer said.
“We really play for fun more than anything, but since we started winning we want to keep on going with it,” Burcher laughed.
As rain bucketed down yesterday afternoon Dwyer said the grand final will come down to ball handling, especially if the forecast for a wet afternoon reigns true.
The Goodsorts take on the Royal Eagle tomorrow at Jack Brabham, and starts at 6.25pm. In the divison one final Robin Hood Fire Trucks take on David Reid Homes, in division two Mustangs play Provista Powerhouse while Black Magic play Top Dogs and Railway Ratbags take on Yaga Bombers in divisions three and four respectively.
Dillon’s Dingo Pups play The Wolfpack, Scoregasmics play Courtney Lamb, Lunatics on Pogo Sticks take on the BHBs, Rolls Royals clash with Helicruz and The Kuzzies play All Stars in divisions five, six, eight, nine and 10 respectively.