The Eastern Suburbs Roosters made their touch football debut over the weekend in what was a successful two days at the New South Wales Junior State Cup in Port Macquarie.
It's a massive weekend for the competititors that take part in the competition, with the Junior State Cup being one of the largest touch competitions in the world and undoubtedly the largest in Australia.
The Roosters had teams in all age divisions with Under 10s, 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s Boys and Girls all taking to the field over the weekend.
The tournament was played over a three day period, with the first two days determining who would play in the finals and the third day featuring the teams that advanced.
Four out of the ten Eastern Suburbs Roosters representative teams advanced to play in the quarter finals.
The Under 10s and Under 16s Girls teams both made it through to the quarter finals, while the Under 14s and Under 16s Boys also progressed
Though all four teams put up a tough fight, they were unfortunately knocked out in the quarter finals.
Simon Bassett believed the tournament was a massive success, and claimed that the new look Roosters jerseys which are sponsored by Steggles and World First were the talk of the tournament.
“The Junior State Cup is the biggest touch competition in Australia and we were pleased to not only have ten teams play a part in it, but have them representing in the Roosters colours,” he said.
“The new jerseys were the talk of the town as they are so close in comparison to the NRL jerseys that the kids love wearing them and do so with great pride.”
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