NSW Oztag have released the dates for the 2023 Junior State Championships, as well as the amended tournament outline which separates the 9-10s from the 11-17s.
Following substantial revision of the Junior State Championships and its progressive increase in size, NSW Oztag have made the decision to split the tournament across two weekends and venues.
2023 NSW Junior State Championships Outline
Date: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, 2023
Venue: The Kingsway Playing Fields, St Marys
Date: Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February, 2023
Venue: C.ex Stadium, Coffs Harbour
Such changes will prove to resolve accommodation difficulties in Coffs Harbour, while also catering to the expansive nature of the Under 9s and 10s divisions.
Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan OAM also addressed the decision to flip the Junior State Cup schedule.
“We have listened to feedback with the scheduling of the Junior State Championships and the impact on kids just returning to the new school year,” Harrigan said.
“Therefore, we have flipped the usual schedule, meaning the 9-10s will now play earlier in February on Saturday & Sunday only, followed by the 11-17s later in the month,”
“This ensures the older age groups have a whole month back at school before taking time off to come to Coffs,” Harrigan said.
NSW Oztag wish to thank Coffs Harbour Council for their ongoing support and look forward to the upcoming 2022 Junior State Championships, set to be held from June 1-5 on Coffs Coast.