The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Touch Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Canberra Cup this weekend from 2-4 November 2007 at the Deakin playing fields.Canberra’s biggest event on the touch calendar has attracted 19 teams from South Australia, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Sydney, and Dubbo.ACT Touch Association President Colin Spence believes the Canberra Cup is a fantastic opportunity to showcase touch football in the ACT. “With all of the local talent and a number of international touch representative and National Rugby League players paticipating, it is bound to be a top class spectacle and very worth while for anyone interested in coming to Deakin to check it out,” Spence saidOne of the most anticipated clashes of the tournament will be the match between Vawdon Cup big guns Western Suburbs and Canberra City 2. The Western Suburbs team comprises several current New South Wales and 2007 Australian World Cup representatives, while the Canberra City 2 attack is led by St. George-Illawarra halfback, Jamie Soward.Australian Men’s Open World Cup representative Matt Curran, captain of local hopes the Woden Eagles, is looking forward to the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the world.“It’s going to be a great chance to play against some quality opposition. Some of the teams that are coming down have a few internationals in their side, and it will be great to test ourselves against them.” Curran said.With so many teams visiting from other states ACT Touch Game Development Officer, Chris Tarlinton has labelled the event as an “invaluable experience for our local players.”“To have the New South Wales and Australian players here add another dimension to the competition. It is a perfect opportunity for our local stars to play with and against players they can learn enormously from,” said Tarlinton.Teams will be battling it out this weekend in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions, as well as the Social Mixed division.Grand Finals wil be played on Sunday 4 November 2007 with the showcase Open Grand Finals in Women’s at 2.30pm, and the Men’s Final at 3.30pm.