This morning will see the first matches of the 2015 Australian Junior Oztag Championships played at C.ex Coffs International Stadium and Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park.
This morning will see the first matches of the 2015 Australian Junior Oztag Championships played at C.ex Coffs International Stadium and Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park. Leigh Jensen

Oztag action set to scorch the turf

THE next three days is set to see the warm temperatures matched only by the hot action of the 2015 Australian Junior Oztag Championships.

More than 170 teams will be vying for a national title in their respective age groups when action gets underway at C.ex Coffs International Stadium and the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park.

Tournament director Bill Harrigan said he can't wait to see some of the best young talent in the country pit their skills against some stiff opposition.

What pleases the former NRL referee the most is the fact a sport he's devoted so much time to over the past decade is growing so rapidly.

"Last year we had 114 teams, this year will see 170 teams converge to the beautiful Coffs Harbour," Harrigan said.

"The popularity and the growth of the sport speaks for itself."

Coffs Harbour has become synonymous with Oztag with so many large tournaments being played here over the past decade.

It's a relationship that's set to continue.

While next year's junior titles will return next year, Coffs Harbour City Council has successfully secured the Oztag Senior Championships until 2017.



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