Countdown to the 2023 Junior State Cup 11s-17s

by | Feb 23, 2023 | NSW Oztag, Tournaments

NSW Oztag are set to welcome a record amount teams to Coffs Harbour ahead of the highly anticipated Junior State Championships 11s-17s this weekend.

The NSW Junior State Championships 11s-17s kicks off Friday 24 Feb in Coffs Harbour, with 288 teams well-prepared and determined to take home gold.

Teams will play their round games over Friday and Saturday, across both C.ex Stadium and Geoff King Oval, before Sundays Finals converge at C.ex Stadium.

NSW Oztag anticipate that we are in store for some remarkable games over the weekend, with many teams worth keeping an eye on.

Baulkham Hills Girls 16s are prepared to make history as they gun for seven championships in a row – a remarkable achievement having won every year since 2017 (Under 10s).

Souths Girls 13s will be looking to make it five in a row, while their Girls 17s will no doubt have their eyes set on re-claiming the title after Wollongong ended their 3-year reign in 2022.

The Central Coast Boys 12s, Boys 16s and Parramatta Boys 15s will all be striving for their third successive championship title, but as the standard of Oztag continues to heighten every year – there will be plenty of competition worthy of claiming victory.

The stakes are raised for the Under 17s divisions, as teams are determined to finish their last year of Juniors on a high. Hot contenders for the Boys 17’s are Baulkham Hills, Central Coast and Souths. For the Girls, Wollongong, Central Coast, Souths and Tamworth.

2022 Boys 16s Semi Final – Central Coast v Cronulla

The 2023 NSW State Cup will see Central Coast chase a 4th consecutive Club Championship – an award for the most successful club of the tournament, across all age groups and divisions.

Following the successful Junior State Cup 9s-10s in Penrith, Baulkham Hills (2022 Runners Up) and Camden sit as current front runners for the Junior Club Champions title, while Souths (2022 Runners Up) trail close behind.

NSW Oztag look forward to welcoming all teams and spectators to the beautiful Coffs Coast, for their highly-anticipated Junior State Cup tournament.

“We keep coming back because Coffs is the home of Oztag. The venue is great and can handle a tournament of this size,” Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan OAM said.

“Coffs is beautiful, so when you’re not playing, there’s plenty to do,” Harrigan said.

Be sure to check out the Ultimate Guide for all the fun stuff to do and great places to eat while on the Coffs Coast!

Teams are encouraged to book in for their official team photograph with IB Images via their online booking system, which will place them in the priority system for action shots.

Games will commence at 9.30am on Friday. Keep up to date with the live fixtures and ladder via SportsFix or our website.

Livestream will be via the Australian Oztag Facebook page, with coverage kicking off at 8.15am on Sunday 26 February.