ANNOUNCEMENT: 2022 NSW State Championship Dates & New Format

As of 2022, both the Junior and Senior State Championship tournaments in Coffs Harbour will welcome division one teams only, with a separate division two development tournament to be held in Sydney.

Following months of revision, Australian Oztag (AO) have come to the conclusion that the NSW State Championships should return to a prestigious event between the best of the best.

As division two serves a purpose to develop associations and its players, AO General Manager, Bill Harrigan announces the inaugural NSW Club Challenge for all division two teams.

“Division two is a great concept, but its growth has overshadowed the division one entries. We need to restore the State Cup to being an elite competition featuring the best of the best,” Mr. Harrigan said.

“To ensure we don’t just disregard the division two teams, as it is a beneficial development platform, we have created the NSW Club Challenge which will feature the div two teams that would have previously competed in Coffs Harbour,” he said.

The 2022 NSW Junior State Championships which is set to be held from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 February, 2022, will now welcome division one teams only to Coffs Harbour.

The new tournament format allows all ages, from Under 9s through to Under 17s, to compete on the same weekend in Coffs Harbour – meaning there will no longer be an Under 9s-11s tournament held at Bass Hill, Sydney.  

With four days of competition, the Under 9s – 12s will play on Thursday and Friday, followed by the Under 13s – 17s who will compete on Saturday and Sunday.

Just over a month later, the NSW Senior State Championships will take place in Coffs Harbour, from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March, 2022, strictly division one teams also. 

All Division Two teams will be welcomed to the NSW Club Challenge, kicking off on Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 February, 2022 at The Kingsway Playing Fields, St Marys in Sydney.

Held over four days, the tournament will see Junior teams (9’s-17’s) play on Thursday and Friday, and Seniors on Saturday and Sunday.

2022 NSW State Championship Tournaments Outline

NSW Junior State Cup

Date: Thursday 10TH, 11TH, 12 & 13TH February, 2022

Venue: C.ex Stadium, Coffs Harbour

Format: Under 9s-17s – Division One ONLY

NSW Senior State Cup

Date: Friday 18th, 19th, 20th March, 2022

Venue: C.ex Stadium, Coffs Harbour

Format: Division One ONLY

NSW Club Challenge

Date: Thursday 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th February, 2022

Venue: The Kingsway Playing Fields, St Marys, Sydney

Format: Division Two ONLY – Juniors to play Thursday and Friday, Seniors on Saturday and Sunday