Positive Rugby Foundation NSW Junior State Championships

by Waratahs Media

For the first time, the Positive Rugby Foundation were proud naming rights sponsors of the event, further helping to support grassroots rugby across the State.

More than 3,500 players from 106 teams lined up for the U14-U18 age divisions across the three-day tournament, which saw more than 380 matches contested.

Hundreds of volunteers also turned out to help make the competition run, including more than 80 referees.

Hailing from Sydney, seven country zones, ACT, Victoria, Brisbane and teams from the Lloyd McDermott Development teams, players battled it out for the chance to hold the State trophy.

Camden teams were fortunate enough to have Rugby legend David Campese on hand to mentor coaches across the weekend.

For some teams there was more at stake then just the trophy, with selectors in attendance ahead of representative team selection. Teams will be announced via the Sydney Junior Rugby Union site - https://www.nswjuniors.com.au/rep

NSW Rugby Union General Manager Community & Participation, Mark Green, said the State Junior Championships were once again a highlight on the NSWRU calendar.

“We are pleased to see so many of our juniors once again taking part in the Positive Rugby Foundation NSW Junior State Championships.

“In particular it was great to see girls’ participation more than double in terms of the number of players that took part.

“Thanks to our volunteer officials, administrators and organisers who once again delivered an outstanding competition. Congratulations to all the participants and all those Clubs that walked away with a 2019 Championship trophy.

“This year we were pleased to have the sponsorship support of the Positive Rugby Foundation who are committed to supporting grassroots rugby. We look forward to their continued support in helping to grow the game,” said Green.

Boys results/winners - click here

Girls results/winners – click here

Next up is the 10s and 11s Championships, at the new Central Coast Regional Sporting Complex, Tuggerah from 20-21 July, with 48 teams registered to play.