After another massive NSW Junior Regional Championships, our Hornets teams fought to the very end with 4 out of the 6 divisional grand finals being contested by Hornets sides.
The Sydney Scorpions, however, continued their dominance of the Junior Regionals claiming their 9th consecutive Regional Championship title, closly followed by us.
The Scorpions claimed three of the six divisions on offer.
Whilst the Scorpions were dominant they were pushed to the limits yet again by our ever-improving Hunter Western Hornets teams, who also participated in four finals and claimed two titles in Boys 14’s and Boy’s 18 divisions. Sydney Mets also claimed the 16 Boys Division for their lone title.
14 Girls: Sydney Scorpions 3 def Northern Eagles 2
Player of the Final: Emily Smith Sydney Scorpions
14 Boys: Hunter Western Hornets 4 def Sydney Scorpions 3
Player of the Final: Elijah Faalua Hunter Western Hornets
16 Girls: Sydney Scorpions 4 def Southern Suns 3
Player of the Final: Kiiahla Duff Sydney Scorpions
16 Boys: Sydney Mets 6 def Hunter Western Hornets 1
Player of the Final: Liam Tompi Sydney Mets
18 Girls: Sydney Scorpions 5 def Hunter Western Hornets 2
Player of the Final: Faith Nathan Sydney Scorpions
18 Boys: Hunter Western Hornets 6 def Sydney Mets 3
Player of the Final: Kurt Donoghue Hunter Western Hornets
2018 Good Sports Team
Northern Eagles Boys 18s
1st Sydney Scorpions 69pts
2nd Hunter Western Hornets 64pts
3rd Sydney Mets 53pts
4th Northern Eagles 24pts
5th Sydney Rebels 14pts
6th Southern Suns 10pts
All results for the event can be found here
At the 2018 Junior Regionals, the NSW Touch Football Selectors identified the merit teams for each of the 6 divisions. Each team comprises of 5 Middles, 5 Links, 3 Wingers and a Utility player. These positions are selected on the basis of where players played for their team across the event.
The following Hornets players were selected in these sides:
14 Girls NSW Touch Football Merit Team
14 Boys NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Hornets Christopher LENNON
Hornets Elijah FAALUA
16 Girls NSW Touch Football Merit Team
16 Boys NSW Touch Football Merit Team
Hornets Kaya ARDITA
NSW Touch Football does not select merit teams from the 18’s divisions. Players are instead identified as potential squad members for the NSWTA Development Teams which participate at the National Youth Championships in September. The final squads of these are completed post-State School Team selections (CCC, CHS & CIS) and will be announced in July.
See full lists here.