2021 NSW Junior State Championships Underway

The annual NSW Junior State Cup (12’s-17s) has kicked off in Coffs Harbour, an astounding 262 teams welcomed with pristine fields and faultless weather conditions.

This year marks the 17th NSW Junior State Cup, a prestigious event that will once again see the best teams of the state go head-to-head for the Championship title.

For the first time, this tournament will run over four days: from Thursday February 11 to Sunday February 14, 2021. This, along with spectator restrictions ensures that the event adheres to Australian Oztag’s (AO) COVID Safety Plan and NSW Health protocol.

Excited is an understatement for the Under 12’s divisions, being their first time playing on the Coffs Coast. A newly-renovated C.ex stadium is awaiting the young talents who are well-prepared and determined to finish on top.

The Central Coast Girls 12’s are looking to continue their reign, having won two consecutive State Cup Grand Finals in 2019 and 2020.

Similarly, Baulkham Hills Girls 14’s, Souths Girls 15’s and Central Coast Girls 16’s are gunning for their third successive championship title.

But as the standard of Oztag continues to heighten every year, there will be plenty of competition worthy of claiming victory.  

The stakes seem higher for the Under 17’s divisions; being their last year of Junior State Cup, teams are hungry to end this era on a high.

Hot contenders for the Boys 17’s are Sutherland, St George, Canterbury and Central Coast. For the Girls, Central Coast, ACT, Shellharbour and St George will be the teams to beat.

The 2021 NSW State Cup will see Central Coast chase a consecutive Club Championship – an honorary award for the most successful club of the tournament, across all age groups and divisions.

For those unable to attend, be sure to tune in to the Live Stream on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, available from midday onwards. Alternatively, keep up to date with the live fixtures on the SportsFix app or website.

AO encourage all attending the event to pay a visit to local shops and restaurants in Coffs Harbour following the communal distress caused by Covid-19.

After a successful 2020 Senior State Cup, Australian Oztag (AO) look forward to running another Covid-safe event and are pleased to welcome back spectators to the Coffs Coast.  

As Oztag continues to flourish at representative levels, the team at AO look forward to this year’s display of talent and grit as players lay their bodies on the line for their teammates. 

Boys 12s Div 1, ACT Cougars