Hills Hornets Touch – Our Story
Hills Hornets is the only Non-Profit touch football association in the Hills region. The club is affiliated with the NSW Touch association (NSWTA) and Touch Football Australia (TFA). As well as running a local park competition for junior and senior players, Hills Hornets enter representative teams into the NSWTA’s Vawdon Cup competition, and the annual Junior and Senior State Cups.
As a background, Castle Hill Touch was established in 1986 and was first run at Castle Hill RSL up until around 2001 when the grounds became unavailable. During its peak, the park competition had as many as 40 senior teams, and 2 representative teams.
From 2001 – 2005 the club struggled to find a place to call home with the competition moving between to ovals such as Fred Caterson, Bella Vista, Castle Hill Showground, Eric Mobbs and Greenup Park before re-locating to Bernie Mullane Sports complex in 2005.
In this period the local competition was run by the YMCA before handing over control to Belgravia Leisure in 2007 whilst still at Bernie Mullane Complex. In 2008 the club was once again on the move to Green Up Park Castle Hill. By this time the local park competition featured only 7 teams and was in terminal decline
At this time, the club was taken over by members of the only remaining Hills Hornets representative team they tried to save the once dominant club.
A new committee was formed and was tasked with rebuilding the reputation of Hills Touch.