NSW Junior State Cup: Day 2 Wrap

NSW Junior State Cup: Day 2 Wrap

The first of the 2022 NSW Junior State Cup Champions were crowned on Thursday, following an action-packed two days of Oztag in Coffs Harbour.    

The Under 13’s through to 17’s wrapped up their Junior State Cup competition on Thursday 2 June, and despite the added pressure of qualifying for Finals, games were taken to a new level of brilliance.

Spectators crowded the sidelines at both C.ex Stadium and Geoff King Oval, as the importance of a win grew larger.

The atmosphere during Finals was heightened as teams proved adamant to leave nothing behind – resulting in tight qualifiers and exhilarating extra time drop offs.

Being their last year in Juniors, the emotion and intensity among the Under 17s divisions was unmatched.

The Under 17s Boys Grand Final between Souths and Central Coast came down to the wire, finishing in a one-point difference that favoured Central Coast.

The nail-biter that was the Under 17’s Girls Grand Final between Central Coast and Wollongong, finished in a 2-2 draw – sending them into extra time. Drop off went back and forth, before Central Coast secured the victory with a break down the sideline.

Heading into day three of the tournament, Central Coast are current frontrunners for Club Champions (71 points), while Baulkham Hills trail in second (54 points).

Below are the results for the Under 13’s through to 17’s Grand Finals. Congratulations to all Champions.

Boys 13’s

Shellharbour defeated Baulkham Hills 5-4

Girls 13’s

Central Coast defeated St George 3-1

Boys 14’s

Parramatta defeated Souths 8-3

Girls 14’s

Baulkham Hills defeated Central Coast 2-1

Boys 15’s

Central Coast defeated Baulkham Hills 4-1

Girls 15’s

Baulkham Hills defeated Shellharbour 9-0

Boys 16’s

Baulkham Hills defeated Central Coast 3-0

Girls 16’s

Wollongong defeated Souths 5-1

Boys 17’s

Central Coast defeated Souths 2-1

Girls 17’s

Central Coast defeated Wollongong 4-3 in drop-off

For all tournament fixtures and results, visit the Sportfix app or click here.

Australian Oztag (AO) look forward to welcoming the 9’s, 10’s, 11’s and 12’s today, as they too, compete for the Junior State Champions title.

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NSW Junior State Cup: Day 1 Wrap

NSW Junior State Cup: Day 1 Wrap

The NSW Junior State Championships (13s-17s) kicked off in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday, with high energy and quality Oztag on display.

In near perfect conditions, the Under 13s through to 17s took to the field on Wednesday 1 June, for day one of the much anticipated Junior State Cup tournament.

NSW Oztag welcomed a remarkable 150 teams and over 2000 players to C.ex Stadium and Geoff King Oval, eager and determined to showcase their months of preparation.

The Central Coast Girls 13’s are looking to continue their reign, having won three consecutive State Cup Grand Finals in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

While the Baulkham Hills Girls 15’s, Souths Girls 16’s and Central Coast Girls 17’s are gunning for their third successive championship title.

Over the course of the day, the energy was high and the display of Oztag remained fast, skilful and entertaining – proving the high standard of junior reps filtering through the system.

At the conclusion of day one, Central Coast and Baulkham Hills are at the top of the leaderboard for Club Champions; C.Coast chasing a third-consecutive title.

The following teams currently sit undefeated, placing them in a promising position heading into today’s remaining round games and Finals.

Boys 13s

  • Baulkham Hills
  • Nepean
  • Shellharbour
  • Cronulla
  • Heathcote Engadine

Girls 13s

  • Central Coast
  • Baulkham Hills
  • ACT
  • Cronulla

Boys 14s

  • Baulkham Hills
  • Central Coast

Girls 14s

  • Central Coast
  • Shellharbour
  • Cronulla
  • Baulkham Hills

Boys 15s

  • Central Coast
  • Baulkham Hills

Girls 15s

  • Baulkham Hills
  • ACT
  • Central Coast
  • Souths

Boys 16s

  • Cronulla
  • Camden
  • Parramatta
  • Souths
  • Baulkham Hills

Girls 16s

  • Wollongong
  • Central Coast
  • Nepean

Boys 17s

  • Souths
  • Central Coast

Girls 17s

  • Central Coast
  • Wollongong

Keep up to date with all live fixtures and results via our website or Sportfix.

As June marks the first day of winter, players, families and staff piled in to purchase a Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) Beanie for Brain Cancer – a great cause that NSW Oztag are proud to support.

Mark Hughes, his family and the MHF team will have beanies on sale at Geoff King Oval today – so go say hi and grab a beanie for those cold mornings and nights. Alternatively, you can purchase a beanie online.

NSW Oztag look forward to crowning the first of our 2022 Junior State Cup Champions today, before welcoming the Under 9s, 10s and 11s age groups on Saturday.

Beanies for Brain Cancer at the NSW Junior State Championships

Beanies for Brain Cancer at the NSW Junior State Championships

Keep warm for a good cause at the 2022 Junior State Championships in June, by purchasing a Beanie for Brain Cancer.

The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) will be attending the NSW Junior State Championships in Coffs Harbour from June 1-5, 2022 for their annual Beanie for Brain Cancer fundraiser.

The 2022 MHF beanies will be on sale for $25 at C.ex Stadium from Wednesday June 1, which is not only the first day of competition in Coffs, but the first day of winter.

NSW Oztag encourage players, coaches, spectators and staff to purchase a beanie to help raise funds for greater research into brain cancer.

“Oztag welcomes Mark, Kirralee and their Beanies campaign, to the NSW Junior State Championships in Coffs,” Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan said.

“I urge all players and parents to buy a beanie, or just say hello and make a donation – it feels good to make a difference,” Harrigan said.

After Mark Hughes was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, he and his wife began the non-profit, Health Promotion Charity, The Mark Hughes Foundation.

The Beanies for Brain Cancer campaign came about as many brain cancer patients wear beanies to cover scars, bandages, loss of hair and just to keep warm.

Eight years on, the MHF has now sold over 900,000 beanies, raised over $24 million and invested millions into research programs.

The Beanies for Brain Cancer campaign continues to grow every year, making a positive impact on the lives of many people affected by brain cancer.

By having the Beanies for Brain Cancer on sale at the Junior State Championships, NSW Oztag hope to raise awareness and funds that provide hope for current brain cancer patients, and those in the future.

Don’t brave the cold weather at this year’s Junior State Championships, buy a Beanie for Brain Cancer.  

2023 NSW Junior State Championships Announcement

2023 NSW Junior State Championships Announcement

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

Under 9-10s

Date: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, 2023

Venue: The Kingsway Playing Fields, St Marys

Under 11s-17s

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.

2022 Australian Teams Announced

2022 Australian Teams Announced

Australian Oztag is proud to announce the Australian Tagaroos teams that will compete at the International Tag Series in August 2022 at Coffs Harbour.

In what has been unprecedented times for not only the Game of Oztag but the world itself with the COVID 19 virus having such a massive impact, it has meant the Tagaroos have not been able to compete since 2019 and as such players and officials have been waiting for this opportunity to represent their country again.

There is no doubt representing your country is a huge honour and each and every one of the players and officials selected today should be extremely proud of their achievements.

The International Tag Series will have almost 30 Nations represented with the Australian Tagaroos fielding 16 teams ranging from the Boys and Girls 18’s through to the Mens 60’s which will have 2 teams representing that division.

“It has been a long time coming, but the wait will definitely be worth it as players and officials get the opportunity to wear the Green and Gold of Australia again,” Oztag Founder, Perry Haddock said.

“There is no doubt this is a big 12 months in the world of Oztag with the National Championships in November being the selection process for the 2023 World Cup in Limerick, Ireland,”

“This should be something that all players in our Game should be aspiring to compete in,” Haddock said.

Players selected for the Australian teams did so after having trialled at the Tagaroos Selection Day last Sunday at Waterworth Park, Earlwood with over 350 players vying for a spot in the Tagaroos teams.

AO would like to congratulate all the players and officials for their selection and wish them all the very best at the upcoming International Tag Series.

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