2021 Senior State Cup Details Released
Australian Oztag has today released the awaited Draw and Pools for the 2021 NSW Senior State Championships.
For the second year, the tournament will be run in a Covid-safe manner over its three-day duration. It will be split into two sessions (A.M. and P.M.) and will be segregated into five zones, across C.ex Stadium and Geoff King Rugby Fields.
The Conditions of Entry details Australian Oztag’s Covid-19 Safety Plan and all relevant guidelines.
The significant difference from this tournament to past tournaments is all divisions will play 30-minute games for the duration of the tournament.
This decision had to be made to fit the tournament within the scheduled three days due to AO’s Covid Safety Plan and the increase in the number of teams entering this year.
In 2019, 197 teams entered, and in 2021, there will be a record of 246 teams participating.
Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan commented on this significant change, intrigued as to how the players will respond.
“It’s great to see more teams entering, but with Covid restrictions in the size of gatherings still enforced, it was a difficult task to fit the tournament over three days,” Mr. Harrigan said.
“So, I look forward to getting the feedback from teams on the new 30-minute game format,” he said.
As local businesses work to get back on their feet following Covid’s harsh impact on tourism, AO encourage all attending the event to pay a visit to local shops and restaurants in Coffs Harbour.
It has been advised that individuals and teams secure their bookings in advance.