NSW JUNIOR STATE CUP (12s-17s): DAY 4 WRAP

The 2021 NSW Junior State Cup (12’s-17’s) has come to a successful conclusion after four days of high-quality, competitive Oztag.

Over the course of the four days, Coffs Harbour welcomed 262 teams, which saw a total of over 4000 players and 8000 spectators – all of whom are to be thanked for their persistence in complying with the protocols in place.

As the rain well and truly set in on Saturday night, Tournament Director, Bill Harrigan made an early decision to delay Sunday’s first game. However, teams adjusted well to the revised draw and new 20-minute game format.

It was of no surprise that the 15’s-17’s took their games to a new level of brilliance this year, evident in how close the qualifying games were. Spectators sat on the edge of their seat as many games had a one-point difference or came down to an exhilarating extra time drop off.

Families, siblings and unsuccessful teams were again welcomed in the stadium to support during the Finals, creating a great atmosphere for all present. However, numbers were closely monitored to ensure adherence to the Public Health Order.

Below are the Champions for the 15’s, 16’s and 17’s divisions at the 2021 NSW Junior State Cup. Congratulations to all teams on a tremendous level of talent.

Girls 15’s

Div 1 – Souths

Div 2 – Easts

Boys 15’s

Div 1 – Camden

Div 2 – Kiama

Girls 16’s

Div 1 – Central Coast

Div 2 – Sutherland

Boys 16’s

Div 1 – Souths

Div 2 – Camden

Girls 17’s

Div 1 – ACT

Div 2 – Camden

Boys 17’s

Div 1 – St George

Div 2 – Liverpool

For all tournament results, visit the Sportfix app or click here.

Heading into the NSW Junior State Cup (9’s-11’s), held at Bass Hill over the 25th-28th of February, Central Coast sit in the lead for the Club Champions title, with Baulkham Hills and Souths trailing closely behind.

AO were extremely pleased with the running of this tournament and congratulate everyone who attended for their compliance with regulations.

The response to the tournament’s new format, including zones, sessions and the game on/game off configuration was overwhelmingly positive.

AO look forward to running another Covid-safe tournament at Bass Hill in late February for the NSW Junior State Cup (9’s-11’s).