Northern NSW Junior Representative Carnival 2022

AFL Hunter Central Coast had 16 teams as well as many local umpires, travel up to Coffs Harbour for the Northern NSW Carnival from Monday 11th till Wednesday 13th July.

All teams played games across the three days, and we saw some great skill and sportsmanship. As well as Hunter and Central Coast representation, there were teams from the Illawarra and North Coast, with players from the North West topping up as required.

The carnival was run on percentage wins, with the winning region announced as the Hunter Country region.

With the below teams finishing top of the table in their age group, we commend all the sides for all their hard work and effort they have put in over the last few months to ensure we were able to have two carnivals for the first time since 2019:

  • Central Coast U13 Boys
  • Hunter u13 Girls
  • Hunter Country U15 Boys
  • Hunter Country U15 Girls
  • Hunter Metro U17 Boys
  • Hunter U17 Girls

This year the winning region played for the Simon Smyth Cup, with Simon being instrumental in the creation of what we now see as the Northern NSW Carnival, around 8 years ago. With the first carnival starting off at Nelson Bay, and then played at a few other venues across the Northern region, with it then settling in at Coffs Harbour around 2017.

We would like to thank our local umpires for travelling up to Coffs Harbour, with some great feedback about the officiating of the games, we thank you for all your efforts. Some Umpires were running upward of five or six games a day.

Thank you to all our players, coaches, officials and umpires who contributed to the whole representative fixture; including trials, training and the carnivals at Tuggerah and Coffs Harbour. These events could not run with out the efforts from you all.

We would also like to thank the families and carers for ensuring our playing and umpiring groups could attend training and the carnivals.