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.
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.
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.
The NSW Senior City v Country showcased some exceptional Oztag on Saturday 29 January, with City crowned 2021 Champions.
After being postponed twice, the NSW Senior City v Country was given the green light to go ahead at Croome Sporting Complex, in Shellharbour on the NSW South Coast.
The much-anticipated tournament was the first NSW Oztag event since the state’s Covid lockdown in June last year.
The new tournament format saw a City and Country team in each division play off in a high-quality, three-game series.
Nominated from the Senior State Cup tournament in May 2021, City Country selection is an opportunity for players to merge with their region’s best and compete for the prestigious championship title.
City teams were 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 teams outside this border were Country.
Despite the Covid and weather-inflicted setbacks, teams took to the field with determination and camaraderie.
The standard of talent saw the tournament come down to the wire, with City claiming eight of the 14 titles, while Country claimed six.
The Men’s 30s could have gone either way with the first two games ending in a draw; however, a thrilling decider saw Country defeat City 3-2.
The Men’s 40s and Women’s Opens divisions also came down to a decider. In the Men’s 40s, City defeated Country 5-4, while in the Women’s Opens a similar outcome prevailed, with City only just defeating Country, 3-2.
City’s Men’s 20s, Women’s 20s, Mixed 20s, and Senior Mixed ended the day with a clean sweep, as did Country’s Women’s 40s and Men’s 45s.
2021 NSW Senior City v Country Series Champions:
Women’s 20s: City
Mixed 20s: City
Men’s 20s: City
Women’s Opens: City
Mixed Opens: City
Men’s Opens: Country
Mixed Seniors: City
Men’s 30s: Country
Women’s 40s: Country
Men’s 40s: City
Men’s 45s: Country
Men’s 50s: Country
Men’s 55s: Country
Men’s 60s: City
For all tournament fixtures and results, visit the Sportfix app or click here.
Congratulations to all teams on an outstanding tournament.