Caloundra Oztag teams have been busy getting ready for the Junior State Cup.
Caloundra Oztag teams have been busy getting ready for the Junior State Cup.

Jets to soar: Thousands flock to Caloundra for state titles

OZTAG: Caloundra is shaping up well for another strong attack against the state's best youth in the Junior State Cup, says venue manager Brad Rickards.

The Jets were a force at last year's event, claiming victory in four divisions, including the under-10 girls, under-11 boys, under-12 girls and under-15 girls.

The club will send 12 sides to this year's state cup, starting Friday at Sunshine Coast Stadium, eager to maintain the form.

"This season we're looking bigger and better than ever and have had a number of kids jump on board looking to enjoy the same success we did last year," Rickards said.

"I've been watching the training over the past few weeks and I think we can give it another good run this time.

(But) It's going to be tough, there's a lot of others growing as well and chasing and wanting to be the best club in Queensland like we are."

Along with Caloundra, local clubs Maroochydore, Coolum and Noosa are set to participate among more than 150 teams from across Queensland.

More than 2000 youth will be in action for the three-day event, with sides travelling from as far north as Townsville and as far south as Tweed Heads.

Competition starts Friday, with finals on Sunday.



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