Former NRL referee and Oztag Australia's Tournament Director Bill Harrigan is tagged by Coffs Harbour mayor, Cr Denise Knight.
Former NRL referee and Oztag Australia's Tournament Director Bill Harrigan is tagged by Coffs Harbour mayor, Cr Denise Knight. Rob Wright

Coffs and Oztag team up again for a big event

COFFS Harbour has secured another major event on the Oztag calendar.

The Junior NSW State Cup is set be held at C.ex Coffs International Stadium in February next year.

The city will also host the three-day tournament in 2016 and 2017 with the first year hoping to attract 250 teams, or 4,000 participants, and numbers expected to steadily increase as the years progress.

Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, says it's a massive event for Coffs Harbour.

"This will be one of the biggest participation events to have ever been held in the city," Cr Knight said.

"Along with supporters and coaching staff, there could be up to 10,000 people in the city over this period of time."

Coffs Harbour is already host to the national Junior Oztag Championships and the Oztag National Senior Championships.

"Last year's NSW Junior State Cup had 273 teams entered," Australian Oztag Sports Association Tournament Director Bill Harrigan said.

"We need a venue which will not only house the tournament as it grows, but be worthy of the largest tournament on the Oztag calendar.  Coffs Harbour and C.ex International Stadium does that."



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