SOME of the region's best touch football players have shone during the annual Dubbo Indigenous touch football knockout.
Representing Euraba, two teams of local players competed in the men's and mixed competitions.
The mixed team achieved great success, winning three of their five games.
Meanwhile, the men's side struggled for consistency, going through the tournament without registering a victory.
Euraba captain-coach Jermain Walford said he was "extremely proud" of how the group performed.
"I actually got a bit emotional about it once it was all said and done," Walford told the Leader.
"The men's side gave 100 per cent and never complained the whole time we were away.
"The mixed team made the semi-final and really did impress throughout the whole tournament.
"Honestly, I was just so proud of everyone and the effort we all put in."
Walford said the wisdom some of the group's experienced players brought to the tournament was invaluable.
"We were really lucky to have the experience of players like Steph and Luke Halpin," he said.
"There was a few under-16 and under-17 players in the squad, so it was really great for those guys to bring their experience from playing at the top level.
"They were able to guide a few of the younger players along and really help them find their feet.
"I have no doubt the improvement we saw in the whole group had a lot to do with those experienced guys and the help they gave us."
Much like rugby league's Koori Knockout, the competition brings a number of different cultures together to share the joy of sport.
"This year was pretty special because we had a few family members of the Euraba team's founder Johnny Knox playing with us," Walford said.
"We had Djiimang Knox, Lewis Knox and Tshinta Knox all playing alongside Johnny, which was really special.
"The great thing about this tournament is that it brings all these different nations together.
"I know our guys really enjoyed representing Euraba and it holds a pretty special place for everyone."
Walford said he was confident many of the players would "be back again next year".
"I want to give a bit of a shout out to Latrell Allan, Dyontay Spearim, Brayden Reid, Matt Nean, Tyren Cloake and Chris and Damo Berry," he said.
"Those guys were really supportive and made the whole tournament a lot of fun for everyone."