After a year away and a close call from a looming 4-day lockdown, the hype and atmosphere for this year’s QLD Touch Football’s 2021 Junior State Cup has only built up! It has been an action-packed 3-day event with 189 teams from all over our beautiful state coming together to celebrate our Junior Athletes.
We would firstly like to thank our partners for their support throughout the event: Fraser Coast Regional Council, Inferno, fisiocrem, STEEDEN, DSA Images, Epic Medals, CSF College of Sports and Fitness, Eckoo, The Fit Lab, Hygiene Systems, All Sports Travel, and the Hervey Bay Touch Association for their continued assistance with the event.
The LED media truck powered by Eckoo was a great hit this year, it allowed spectators to relax and watch the coverage live from Vendor City. Players and parents were well looked after by fisiocrem, and their on-site physiotherapists, and The Fit Lab’s cutting edge Normatec Recovery Pants. As always, the Inferno merchandise tent had a consistent queue with many of our athletes and spectators sporting the latest QLD apparel.
This year’s event is particularly special as Queensland Touch Football celebrated its 25th Junior State Cup and its 10th tournament in the beautiful Hervey Bay. 25 years of developing young talent certainly shows with some exceptional touch footy played over the three days! A huge thank you to all the affiliates, teams, players, coaches, referees, and volunteers. Your ongoing support, showmanship, and dedication to our great sport never go unnoticed.
Congratulations to all winners and players of the final.
Below is the full list of grand finals, players of the final, award, and affiliate champions!
Under 10 Girls
Redlands (2) defeated Rockhampton (1)
Player of the Final: Sunni Choppings (Rockhampton)
Under 10 Boys
Toowoomba Twisters (4) defeated Gold Coast (3)
Player of the Final: Trent Wainwright (Toowoomba)
Under 12 Girls
Gold Coast (2) defeated BMTA (1)
Player of the Final: Harper Elridge (Gold Coast)
Under 12 Boys
BMTA (4) defeated Gold Coast (1)
Player of the Final: Issac Ritcher (BMTA)
Under 14 Girls
BMTA (1) defeated Palm Beach (0)
Player of the Final: Kameyrn Bray (BMTA)
Under 14 Boys
Gold Coast (6) defeated Toowoomba (5)
Player of the Final: Max Grill (Toowoomba)
Under 16 Girls
Rockhampton (7) defeated BMTA (6)
Player of the Final: Samantha Hancock (Rockhampton)
Under 16 Boys
Rockhampton (5) defeated Gold Coast (4)
Player of the Final: Kalani Stone (Gold Coast)
Under 18 Girls
BMTA (10) defeated Gold Coast (0)
Player of the Final: Tayla Sykes (BMTA)
Under 18 Boys
Rockhampton (7) defeated Redlands (4)
Player of the Final: Jardel Bob (Rockhampton)
Kerry Norman Award: Georgia Bartlett (Toowoomba)
Scott Notley Award: Flynn Kelso (Rockhampton)
Male Referee of the Championship: Campbell Muir (BMTA)
Female Referee of the Championship: Zoe Genrich (BMTA)
Male Junior Referee Encouragement Award: Jacob Gregg
Female Junior Referee Encouragement Awar: Isabel Watt
Overall Affiliate Winners
Small Affiliate – The Carroll/ Etherdon Trophy: Hounds Graceville
Medium Affiliate – The Bronwyn & Don Holland Trophy: Arana Touch Football Association
JSC Champion Affiliate – The Eggers/ Mowles Trophy: Gold Coast Touch Football Association