FUTURE STARS: The Junior State Oztag Cup starts at C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Friday.
FUTURE STARS: The Junior State Oztag Cup starts at C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Friday. Gemima Harvey

Coffs is the top Oztag destination

RECORD Oztag numbers will flood through the C.ex Coffs International Stadium gates on Friday when the Junior State Cup begins.

"I expect there to be between 10,000 and 12,000 to come through the gates each day," tournament director Bill Harrigan predicted.

A total of 4320 players representing 270 teams will converge on the stadium and neighbouring grounds.

The number of teams entered has jumped up by 100 since the tournament moved here. Parents, family members and officials add to the influx.

This will be the second year the Junior State Cup is held in Coffs Harbour but Oztag and the city has had a strong partnership for more than a decade now.

Harrigan said the reasons behind the partnership were obvious.

"Firstly the venue is exceptional and secondly a strong working relationship has been built up with (the) council," he said.

"Over the 10 years we've held events in Coffs there's been changes in personnel but whoever has come in has picked up the baton and run with it.

"That goes from Russ Fensom and his team at the stadium right through to the top."

Play starts at 9am on Friday with finals on Sunday.

All matches from field one on Sunday will be streamed live on Oztag Australia's website.



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