Oztag: Tamworth sends 17 teams to the massive annual event

Almost 200 kids representing Tamworth Junior Oztag are in Coffs Harbour contesting the state cup.

IMPRESSIVE: Tamworth's oztag teams gather ahead of the junior state cup in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Peter Hardin

IMPRESSIVE: Tamworth's oztag teams gather ahead of the junior state cup in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Peter Hardin

The three-day event commenced on Friday, with all 17 Tamworth sides in action.

In an upset, the 16-years boys side beat Cronulla 4-2 in their first match, before losing 6-5 to the ACT. 

“They beat Cronulla, which is really surprising because Cronulla are really strong.”

Katrina Davis

“That age group always struggles to get numbers, and they got a team together, finally,” said Katrina Davis, of Tamworth Junior Oztag. “It was nice to see them have a win in their first game.

“We weren’t sure how they’d go because they haven’t played state before. They beat Cronulla, which is really surprising because Cronulla are really strong.”

A HOOT: Jada Taylor, of the 15-years girls team, has fun at training before the junior state cup in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Peter Hardin

A HOOT: Jada Taylor, of the 15-years girls team, has fun at training before the junior state cup in Coffs Harbour. Photo: Peter Hardin

For the other Tamworth teams, as of late afternoon the nine-years girls had one win and a loss; the nine-years boys had lost three matches, as had the 11-years boys; the 11-years girls had a win, a draw and a loss; the 12-years girls had three losses; the 13-years girls had a win and two losses; the 13-years boys and 14-years girls had both lost three games; the 15-year girls had two wins; the 16-years boys had a win; the 17-years boys had one loss; and the 17-years girls had a win and a loss.