Countdown to the 2024 Senior State Cup

by | Mar 20, 2024 | Latest News, NSW Oztag, Tournaments

The 2024 Senior State Championships kicks off on Friday 22 March in Coffs Harbour, with 200 teams determined to lay it all on the line for the championship title.

NSW Oztag are set to welcome over three thousand players to Coffs Harbour this week for the long-awaited 2024 Senior State Championships.

The stakes have been raised for the first time in seven years, as players not only compete for a gold medal, but for New South Wales selection ahead of the 2024 State of Origin in September.

As games are taken to another level, NSW Oztag suggests keeping an eye on the following teams. 

Central Coast Men’s 40s will be looking to make it five in a row, having claimed gold every year since 2020.

In Sydney’s South, a pumped Mixed 20s side will be gunning for a three-peat, as will their Men’s 60s.   

Also striving for a third consecutive title is Central Coast’s Women’s 20s and Women’s 40s.

Following a nail-biting Final series in 2023, NSW Oztag anticipate a highly competitive Men’s 20s division. Souths have the potential to go back-to-back this weekend, but the likes of Heathcote, Baulkham Hills and Cronulla will make it no easy feat.

Teams worth keeping an eye on in the premier Opens divisions are:

Women’s Opens: Penrith, Central Coast and ACT

Mixed Opens: Penrith, Parramatta and Sydney City

As for the Men’s Opens division, the question on everybody’s mind is whether Souths can go back-to-back, or will hot contenders – Penrith, Central Coast, and St George stand in their way?

Central Coast will no doubt be looking to follow down the successful path of their juniors and continue their ten-year Club Championship dynasty – awarded to the most successful association across all divisions. However, there will be plenty of worthy competition hoping to end this incredible streak.  

NSW Oztag look forward to welcoming all teams and spectators to the beautiful Coffs Coast, for the highly anticipated Senior 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 9.30am on Friday. Keep up to date with the live fixtures and ladder via SportsFix.

Livestream will be via the NSW Oztag Facebook page, with coverage kicking off at 8.15am on Sunday 24 March, thanks to Power Productions.