Countdown to the 2024 Junior State Cup 11s-17s

by | Feb 21, 2024 | Latest News, 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 23 Feb in Coffs Harbour, with a record 325 teams determined to take home gold.

With teams having trained for close to four months, NSW Oztag anticipate that we are in store for some unbelievable games over the weekend.

For the first time in seven years, players are not only competing for a gold medal, but are also vying for New South Wales selection ahead of the 2024 State of Origin in September.

The stakes have been raised and teams are up for the challenge. Some are looking to go back-to-back, while others are underdogs ready to prove themselves.

The dynasty that is the Baulkham Hills Girls 17s are determined to make Oztag history as they gun for their eighth consecutive championship – having won every year since 2017 (Under 10s).

Looking to make it six in a row is the Souths Girls 14s and Central Coast Girls 15s, who have both claimed gold in their respective divisions every year since 2019.

The Central Coast Boys 13s will be striving for their fourth successive championship title, but as the standard of Oztag continues to heighten every year – there will be plenty of worthy competition striving for glory.

The premier division of our Junior tournaments – the Under 17s, are determined to lay it all on the line for their last year of Juniors. Teams worth keeping an eye on are:

Boys 17’s: Nepean, Baulkham Hills and Central Coast

Girls 17s: Baulkham Hills, Central Coast and Shellharbour.

The 2024 NSW State Cup will see Baulkham Hills chase a back-to-back Club Championship – an award for the most successful club of the tournament, across all age groups and divisions.

Following the Junior State Cup 9s-10s in Penrith, Central Coast sit top of the table on 25pts, while Nepean and Souths trail close behind in second (20pts).

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

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 10am on Friday. Keep up to date with the live fixtures and ladder via SportsFix..

Livestream will be via the Australian Oztag Facebook page, with coverage kicking off at 8.15am on Sunday 25 February.