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Seven reasons to get excited for the State Championships this weekend

  
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5/10/2017
By NSW Waratahs Media unit


 

In case you weren’t aware, the NSW U13’s and U15’s Sevens State Championships get underway this Saturday in the Coffs Harbour. To celebrate the occasion, here are seven reasons to get excited:

 

1)     LOCATION, LOCATION

Players and parents alike will have the pleasure of enjoying their sevens footy on the surface of the Coffs Harbour Sports Stadium – just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful East Coast.

Prepare yourselves Coffs, you’re going to be up to your neck in aspiring rugby talent from the bush all the way to your beaches.

 

2)     A FIRST FOR THE U13'S

The annual event is into its second year for U15’s, but this weekend marks the first for the U13’s boys and girls. These two days of rugby action will see over 30 teams and over 300 boys and girls battling it out to become junior NSW Sevens champions.

 

3)     A CLEAR PATHWAY

At the helm of the competition is NSW Rugby Union Coach Education and Pathway Manager Matt Evrard, who says the aim of the Sevens State Championships is to “provide a sevens representative pathway opportunity for young boys and girls.”

Evrard also says that the juniors will benefit from the experience of competing in a state level competition, and that “the identification of a clear sevens pathway will motivate and encourage NSW kids to kick-start their sevens career.”

 

4)     WHO WILL BE THE 2017 STATE CHAMPIONS?

The U15's age group will be competing for the title, which was won by the West Harbour girls and Sydney-based Cavaliers boys in 2016.

Look out boys and girls, because these two teams mean business.

 

5)      THE DRAW IS STACKED

Don’t believe us? Check out who will be coming to Coffs Harbour on the weekend:

 

U15 Boys

1

Central North

2

Canterbury Juniors

3

NSW Sports High Schools

4

Mid North Coast

5

Central West Junior

6

Illawarra

7

Blacktown Scorpians

8

Liverpool Cougars

9

Far North Coast

10

Central Coast

 

U15 Girls

1

Central Coast

2

South East Magic

3

Hunter Women

4

Gordon

5

Central North Juniors

6

Wests Juniors

7

NSW Sports High Schools

8

Blacktown Scorpions

9

Central West Juniors

10

Illawarra

11

Far North

12

Mid North Coast

 

U13 Boys

1

North Shore Barbarians

2

Central North Juniors

3

NSW Sport High Schools

4

Mid North Coast

5

Central West Junior

6

Far North Coast

7

Central Coast

 

U13 Girls

1

Central North Juniors

2

Gordon

3

Central West Juniors

4

Mid North Coast

5

Far North Coast

 

 

6)      THE TOURNAMENT MANUAL HAS ARRIVED

Looking for some clarity around tournament rules and regulations? You can get your mitts on the tournament manual right here - 2017 U13 and U15 7s State Championships Tournament Manual.

 

7)     MORE ACTION TO COME NEXT WEEKEND FOR WOMEN AND U17'S

After the U13’s and U15’s go hammer and tong this weekend in the name of rugby sevens glory, next weekend is set to explode with the U17’s and Women’s State Championships taking place at Narrabeen Sports Centre.

Do you and your team want to be a part of something special? It’s not too late! Register your team here at http://bit.ly/2hiEiJS

 

Follow NSW Waratahs/NSW Rugby Union social channels to stay up to date with the Championships progress.

 

For more information, you can contact NSW Rugby Coaching and Pathways Manager Matt Evrard at mevrard@nswrugby.com.au

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