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Orange to Host the Inaugural Western Schools Cup

NSW Touch Football will be conducting the inaugural Western Schools Cup in Orange .

This event is open to all male and female Western Region NSW Primary students in Years 5 & 6.

This event will be open to all Western NSW Schools with in the Western PSSA Region, Bathurst Diocese, Wilcannia/Forbes Diocese, CSSA Far West Zone, Western Associated Schools (WAS), etc.

All schools that enter this event will participate in the direct Western Final which will be held on Tuesday 12th November at Waratahs Sports Ground, Orange (Home of City of Orange Touch Football).

The Inaugural Western Schools Cup event is designed to encourage schools to develop their students in the sport of Touch Football. Schools are encouraged to enter secondary/development teams into the event to gain game experience.

The Western School cup concept came out of a meeting with NSW Touch Football, City of Orange Touch Football and Bathurst Diocese Sport to further strengthen touch football in the primary school sector in Western NSW.

The Western Schools Cup also offers the unique opportunity for schools from the Government (PSSA), Catholic (CPS) and Independent (CIS) systems to contest a championship against each other, an opportunity not provided elsewhere within the School System for Touch Football.

Bathurst Diocese Touch Football Coach Alistaire Thompson stated “In recent years Western NSW has been on the rise as a touch football powerhouse and to keep that rise going, we need events like the Western Schools Cup.”

NSWTA Game Development Officer Ricky Hetherington stated “This unique competition will continue to strengthen Western NSW players and push them for higher honours going forward.

Referees for the event will be provided by local high schools in Orange, which will also give them an opportunity to further their skills.

EVENT INFORMATION: Western Schools Cup

  • Event is FREE for all schools/teams involved
  • Western NSW Schools only (Schools with in the Western PSSA Region, Bathurst Diocese, Wilcannia/Forbes Diocese, etc.)
  • Students must be currently enrolled in their representative school (Students from Year 4 may be included into the team should it be required.)

Nominations will open for the event on Monday 22nd of July and will close on Tuesday 29th of October (2 weeks out) and can only be completed through the Touch Football Online process. 2nd teams’ schools will only be accepted into the event at the discretion of the draw.

Event Link: Primary Schools Events Page
Event Conditions of EntryView Here

NSW Touch Football would also like to thank City of Orange Touch Football for agreeing to host the 2019 Western Schools Cup. It goes along with there continued support events, in hosting the 2019 and 2021 NSW Touch Football Junior Regional Event.

Find out more

For further information on the Western Schools Cup, please contact Game Development Officer Ricky Hetherington via

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