It’s a Numbers Game
The players might not be overly big, but the numbers at the 2013 NSW Junior State Cup are staggeringly large.
The city of Port Macquarie has welcomed in excess of an estimated 12,000 players, coaches, officials and supporters for the event.
During the tournament 288 teams will participate in over 900 games of Touch Football, requiring 350 referees, 40 staff and volunteers, and 28 fields; with all of this occurring in just two days.
So significant has the demand been for field allocation that the local council has had to create five new Touch Football fields just to accommodate all of the games.
“We usually have 23 fields here, but we had to make up another five fields just for this weekend, so we have 28 fields available,” Kerry Lewis - Port Macquarie Hastings Council.
The event has also developed a level of prestige that has seen teams from all corners of the state travelling to Port Macquarie to vie for the chance to be crowned the champion of their state. Some of the affiliates have travelled close to 1000 kilometres and up to 12 hours just to be here this weekend.
There are plenty of ways that you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2013 New South Wales Junior State Cup in Port Macquarie.
The NSWTA events website – www.nswtaevents.sportingpulse.net will have all of the results from the weekend as well as stories and links to highlights, while the NSWTA website – www.nswtouch.com.au will also be updated regularly during the event.
The NSWTA social media pages will also be updated frequently throughout the weekend and can be found by clicking on the links below:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouch
Twitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch
TFA Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’