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A record 233 teams will compete in the Junior State Cup in Hervey Bay from tomorrow.

The 2018 event will be the biggest in the tournament’s 23-year history, with more than 3500 players from across the state hitting the fields at the Hervey Bay Sports Complex on July 12-14.

Queensland Touch Football CEO Ben Mannion said the record amount of team nominations was evidence of the growth in junior participation across the state.

“Junior State Cup is the biggest event on the Queensland Touch Football calendar, and we are delighted that it continues to grow each year,” he said.

“We place a strong emphasis on enjoyment, teamwork and development at this event, which is the foundation of our junior participation strategy.”

Last year, QTF in conjunction with Fraser Coast Regional Council and Hervey Bay Touch Football, announced the Junior State Cup would remain in Hervey Bay until 2022.

“Our event brings more than 3500 participants and about 10,000 visitors to the region across the week which is a significant boost for the local economy,” Mr Mannion said.

“We sincerely thank our event partners Fraser Coast Regional Council, Inferno and Hervey Bay Touch Association for assisting us in the delivery of this tournament.”

BY THE NUMBERS

• 233 teams nominated from 28 affiliates
• 3500+ players
• 450 games
• 3 days
• 21 fields

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