Junior Representative Program
Junior and Youth players who want to test their skills beyond the park level competition are encouraged to trial for our Canterbury Bulldogs representative teams.
Our pathway from social participation to representative level starts with selection trials towards the end of our Sunday Morning Junior Competition. If selected, players can expect to train weekly from late November onwards, progressing through Gala Days and culminating in representing the mighty Bulldogs at the Junior State Cup in February.
Elite level players then have the opportunity to trial for Regional teams (Southern Rebels) as well as State and National pathways.
When joining our junior representative program, parents are advised that costs typically involve a club fee of circa $75, a tournament fee to NSW Touch Association of approx $100 and any accommodation costs relating to the Junior State Cup event.
Senior Representative Program
At the Canterbury Bulldogs, we have a proud tradition of Senior representative performance, boasting many titles and a multitude of regional, state and national level players since our Club was formed in 1976.
Youth and Senior (Opens) players are required to participate in our Jade Cup or Steggles Cup competitions which commence in March each year and acts as our primary pathway from park level competition to representative eligibility and selection.
The first Senior competition each year is the Vawdon Cup (formerly known as Sydney Championships), which is played on Friday nights and some Sunday mornings against other representative clubs like the Easts Roosters, Manly Sea Eagles and Wests Magpies. Pre-season at the Bulldogs starts following selection trials in June, with Vawdon Cup Grand Finals typically played in October.
We then roll straight into the NSW State Cup in December, which sees representative teams from all across the state compete the NSW Championship across mens, womens, mixed and senior-aged divisions. This tournament, typically held in Port Macquarie, is famous for touch tragics as a great way to compete against other elite athletes and enjoy a great trip away with teammates and friends.
For more information around representative competitions please visit https://www.nswtouch.com.au/representative/
NSW Junior State Cup 2020 Northern Conference
NSW Junior State Cup 2020 Southern Conference
NSW State Cup 2019
State Cup is the premier NSW Touch Football representative event and is conducted in Port Macquarie each year commencing on the first Friday in December.
Policies, Rules and Eligibility within the sport of Touch Football
Canterbury Touch abides by the policies, rules and eligibility requirements set out by the NSW Touch Association and Touch Football Australia.
For more information on these policies, players and officials are encouraged to visit their respective websites and contact the Canterbury Touch Committee should clarification or assistance be required.