Senior City v Country will return in 2021, accompanied by a new format that will see the tournament played strictly between two regions – City and Country.
Selected from the 2021 NSW Senior State Cup in Coffs Harbour, set to kick off Friday 14 May, it is an opportunity for players to combine with their region’s best and play off in a high-calibre tournament.
A City and Country team will be selected in each division to play a three-game series on Saturday 9 October, 2021 on the NSW South Coast at Sid Parish Park, Figtree.
City teams will be a represented by associations in the Sydney basin from Hornsby in the North, to Penrith in the West, Campbelltown in the South and over to the East Coastline.
Any associations outside this border will represent Country.
The coach from the highest placed team will be offered the coaching role. The coach will then have the option to appoint an assistant coach & manager, either from their own team or another team within the region.
There can only be a maximum of three staff per team.
Players will be selected based on a scaling system of where their team placed at the conclusion of the tournament.
Coaches are required to submit a rating form, ranking the performance of their players at the tournament. Coaches should only rank players that they believe are capable of playing at the next level.
Coaches will be given the rating forms and will have the opportunity to submit their selected team to Australian Oztag (AO).
AO selectors will also nominate a team of which will be reviewed in conjunction with the submitted rating forms. These selectors will then agree on the final teams.