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.
See Champions below.