2020 NSW Junior State Cup: Tournament all ready to go in Port Macquarie

Open space: Port Macquarie's Bianca Green evades the Hornsby defence at last year's NSW Junior State Cup. Photo: Paul Jobber
Open space: Port Macquarie's Bianca Green evades the Hornsby defence at last year's NSW Junior State Cup. Photo: Paul Jobber

MOST years the NSW Touch Football Association hope it doesn't rain when the NSW Junior State Cup arrives in Port Macquarie.

It has a reputation as an event that has the ability to end the drought, although it has been a few years since it's lived up to that reputation.

But NSWTA general manager Dean Russell doesn't mind so much if it's a wet tournament in 2020.

After more than 200mm of rain fell in the Hastings last weekend, players might have to make sure they pack the goggles and flippers this weekend.

"This year it's not so bad," Russell said when asked about the prospect of rain.

"We can't complain given everything that's gone on and the current situation with the drought so fingers crossed (the rain) is out of the way before we start."

Over 200 teams will converge on Port Macquarie for the tournament.

"There are 235 teams which will bring 6000 participants including coaches, referees and managers," Russell said.

Another year: Thousands of people will converge on Regional Stadium and Tuffins Lane this weekend.

Another year: Thousands of people will converge on Regional Stadium and Tuffins Lane this weekend.

"Then on top of that, over the course of the weekend there are parents, grandparents, siblings."

Port Macquarie will be represented by 10 teams in boys and girls divisions from under-10s through to under-18s.

The showpiece under-18 finals will be played on Sunday at 3pm with the girls, followed by the boys at 3.30pm.

All the action starts from 8am on Friday at Tuffins Lane and Regional Stadium.