NSW JUNIOR STATE CUP (9’s-11’s): DAY 1 WRAP

Day one of the annual NSW Junior State Cup (9’s-11’s) has come to a successful conclusion, the wet conditions deemed no issue for the young talents at Bass Hill. 

Today saw the Boys 9’s, 10’s and 11’s divisions jump straight into it, the wide display of talent and sportsmanship proved how much passion lays among these teams.  

Following a successful Junior State Cup in Coffs Harbour, Australian Oztag (AO) were confident in running another Covid-safe event.

The new tournament format, including two zones, morning and afternoon sessions and a game on/game off configuration was quickly adopted by all players and spectators.

Despite the wet turf and on and off rain, today consisted of fast, quality matches that saw players lay their bodies on the line for their teammates.

At the conclusion of day one, the following teams sit undefeated heading into Friday’s remaining round games and Finals.

Boys 9’s

Nepean

Souths

Wollongong

Newcastle

Boys 10’s Div 1

Lake Macquarie

Boys 11’s Div 2

Newcastle

Heathcote/Engadine

All tournament fixtures and results can be found on the Sportfix app or website.

As of 12.00pm tomorrow, Field 1 games will be Live streamed on the Australian Oztag and NSW Oztag Facebook page, as well as via Cluch TV.

The coverage will kick off with the Boys 9’s Quarter Final.

A separate Covid Plan has been developed for Friday and Sunday Finals as AO remain aware that numerous teams will vacate and gathering numbers will decline in both zones.

The intention is to let families in to watch, however, this will be governed by the numbers. A QR Code will be walked around for extra’s to sign in.

Tournament officials have commended those present today for their compliance with the regulations in place.

AO look forward to the high calibre of finals in store for tomorrow, before welcoming the Boys 10’s Div two and Girls divisions on Saturday.