COFFS AWAITS THE RETURN OF OZTAG: NSW Senior State Championships

The Oztag community are two weeks out from the first tournament of its kind – one that amidst the havoc of restrictions and regulations, will provide players with a Covid-safe experience they won’t forget.

Australian Oztag (AO) have announced that the 2020 NSW Senior State Cup will be going ahead on the scheduled dates of October 30, October 31 & November 1, 2020 in Coffs Harbour.

Since COVID shut down all sports in March, this tournament has remained a priority for AO, hence their delight that players will have the opportunity to take the field after investing time and money in its uncertainty. 

“We were only a week off running the State Championships in March when COVID shut down all sports.  Players had trained hard and invested time and money so we elected to postpone the tournament not cancel it.”

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, BILL HARRIGAN

As stated in Coffs Harbour City Council’s (CHCC) recent Media Release, AO has been working tirelessly with Coffs Harbour Council over the last 6 weeks to ensure the tournament is run in accordance with current NSW Government health regulations and guidelines.

“We have been particularly impressed with OzTag Australia’s willingness to cooperate and modify the format of their event,” Section Leader for Stadium and Major Events at CHCC, Dan Heather said.

“This all helps safeguard the health of players, supporters, officials and the broader Coffs Coast community.”

Tournament modifications, such as the strict NO Spectator policy, have been made to comply with the maximum gathering capacity of 500 and other Government protocols in place.

AO’s Tournament Summary specifies that the tournament will be played across two venues. It has been segregated into five zones & two sessions A.M & P.M. Teams will be allocated to a zone and timeslot of which they must remain.  

Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan said that all attending must read & familiarise themselves with the tournament conditions as it will be strictly run to comply with Government Public Health Orders & AO’s Safety Plan.

“We have been particularly impressed with OzTag Australia’s willingness to cooperate and modify the format of their event. This all helps safeguard the health of players, supporters, officials and the broader Coffs Coast community.”

SECTION LEADER FOR STADIUM AND MAJOR EVENTS AT COFFS HARBOUR CITY COUNCIL, DAN HEATHER

Following what has been a trying year for many businesses, AO encourage all attending the event to give their business to the ever-welcoming local shops and restaurants in Coffs Harbour. It is however, advised that individuals secure their bookings in advance.

“COVID-19 has been tough on our local businesses and there is no denying tourism is a big driver for business on the Coffs Coast,” Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight told CHCC.

“So we are very much looking forward to welcoming the players and officials back to Coffs Harbour, and wish them all a successful event. Let’s Play!”

With the countdown on for what will be an unusual tournament atmosphere, AO look forward to watching the top tier teams of our sport come head to head in quality matches.

All NSW Senior State Cup information, including Draws and Pools can be found on AO’s website.

Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan answers all tournament FAQ’s in the video below.

❓ NSW SENIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FAQ’sAustralian Oztag Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan answers all of your frequently asked questions regarding the 2020 NSW Senior State Cup.Bill covers everything from how the tournament will be run, what are the expectations and who can/cannot come along. See below for the FULL video ⬇️

Posted by Australian Oztag on Thursday, 8 October 2020