Day one of the 2018 NSW Junior State Cup, the world’s largest representative touch football event, was a ripper. A record-breaking 358 teams began the contest for 20 state titles on 29 fields, and the action on-field was even hotter than the 30 degree-plus temps.
Penrith and Wests boys smashed it – both clubs will enter day two undefeated in three different age categories.
In the U18 Boys, Newcastle and Taree also remained undefeated, as did the U16s Boys from Wests, Wagga, Manly, Central Coast, Hills, LBM and Wollongong.
Manly girls and boys didn’t disappoint as they went hard in an attempt to win an unprecedented 8th consecutive Club Championship – but in the girls’ divisions they’ve discovered they have equally strong competition in their Parramatta, Penrith and Orange opponents.
Doyalson, Macksville, Nelson Bay and Port Macquarie locals, the Makos, were the other stand-outs at the senior end of the girls’ comp.
Wollongong representatives might have had a long way to come to play in Port Macquarie, but the boys in the region don’t have a long way to go with their touch skills if their performances today were anything to go by – the U16 and U12 Boys remain undefeated, as did the U12 girls.
Big congratulations go to all the first-time competitors in the U10s group, particularly the girls from Orange, Peninsula, the Northern Beaches and Manly, and the boys from Wests, Manly, Hills, Ryde Eastwood and Parramatta, who remain undefeated.
And a huge and heartfelt thank you to our 450 refs. #Refspect
It was a cracker of a day – both on-field and off – that sets us up for a superb one on day two.
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