2012 NSWTA State Cup
The 2012 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) State Cup will be held this weekend from Friday, 7 December to Sunday, 9 December at the Port Macquarie Regional Sporting Complex.
208 teams will compete in the event across 13 divisions, ranging from Under 20’s through to the Men’s 50’s division. Approximately 3,000 players will take part in the event, as well as approximately 170 referees, coming together to participate in one of the largest Touch Football events in the world.
This year’s State Cup will see invitational teams from Japan compete in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions, while the event is also a great opportunity for New South Wales’ Australian representatives to participate in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series against New Zealand in Auckland in February next year.
Round games will commence on Friday morning, running through the weekend with the finals concluding the tournament on Sunday afternoon. The first Grand Finals will begin at 12.40pm, with the Mixed Open final at 2.25pm, Women’s Open at 3.05pm and the Men’s Open at 3.50pm.
In the Men’s Open division, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters will be looking to make it back-to-back State Cup titles, whilst the Penrith Panthers will be looking to seal the Vawdon Cup/State Cup double after their Vawdon Cup title win four weeks ago.
The Canterbury Bulldogs will be hopeful of taking out their seventh consecutive State Cup Women’s Open title this year and will face tough opposition from the 2012 Vawdon Cup champions, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, while the Wollongong Devils have been runners-up at State Cup for the past two years and will be hoping it is third time lucky in 2012.
In the Mixed Open division, it will be a tight one again after a strongly contested Vawdon Cup series. The Eastern Suburbs Roosters will be a strong force in the State Cup after taking out the 2012 Vawdon Cup title. Last year’s State Cup champions, the Murwillumbah Mavericks will return in 2012 and will be keen to make it back-to-back titles, while the Wests Magpies, who were runners-up to the Roosters in the Vawdon Cup, will also be a team to watch out for.
You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 New South Wales State Cup in the following ways:
www.twitter.com/nsw_touch (Don't forget to use the hashtag #statecup2012)
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