NSWCCC Win 18’s Boys Title

first_imgRelated LinksBoys NYC final By BEN HARRISNew South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) took out the 18’s Boys division of the X-Blades National Youth Championships, but they had to work hard for it.NSWCCC, the runners-up in the last two championships, played their archrivals Queensland Secondary Schools Touch in the final.In 2010 and 2011 QSST had been the champions but this year it was NSWCCC who took the honours with a 9-8 victory.NSWCCC scored in the final stages but QSST had a chance to level the scores right on full-time but they could not convert.NSWCCC co-captain Dominic Field was a relieved player at full-time.“Going into it we were pretty nervous because QSST have knocked off some big teams coming into this grand final. “Even at half-time we were five-all and I was still nervous because we were like that last year and we went down by six.“It’s good that we finally came on top.“I’ve been in this team for three years and we have been beaten twice quite convincingly, so I’m cheering now.”QSST galloped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half but NSWCCC fought back to level the scores up at half-time.NSWCCC hit the lead for the first time in the match late in the second half when Player of the Final Matthew Arnold scored.Field soon made it 9-7 with his late touchdown.QSST scored with 90 seconds remaining and nearly stole the game on the stroke of full-time.NSWCCC’s Jed Ibbotson was named Player of the Series.In the Community Final, Central Queensland Bulls defeated South Queensland Sharks 8-5.In the Developing State Final, Western Tigers defeated Northern Territory 10-7.The overall champions of the X-Blades National Youth Championships were QSST.For more information on the X-Blades National Youth Championships, visit these websites: National Youth Championships – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralialast_img

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