Boys’ division is wide open

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThe boys’ National Youth Championships division is more than a two-horse race.For the past three tournaments there have been three different champions – New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS), New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) and Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST).Unlike the girls’ division where QSST has had a mortgage on the title since the competition’s inception, the boys’ division has been wide open.NSWCHS and QSST have won 14 titles between them – the latter taking home the honours on 10 occasions.But QSST have had to play second fiddle for the past two years, losing to NSWCCC 9-8 in 2012 and NSWCHS 6-5.With another strong team named for the 2014 National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium, QSST might go one better on home soil.However, NSWCHS could be the major threat for QSST.The defending champions have only finished outside the top four once since 1993.In their history of playing at this tournament, they’ve never been able to win back-to-back titles.NSWCCC are the dark horse. As they showed in 2009 and again three years later in 2012, they have climbed to the top of the mountain.After some lean years in the 2000s, NSWCCC have not been outside the top four since coming fourth in 2008.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – Twitter – (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – LinksNational Youth Champslast_img

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