RESULTS | PCYC Nations of Origin

More than 600 of the state’s youth have come together in Raymond Terrace in an annual celebration of Indigenous culture: the 2018 PCYC Nations of Origin tournament.

A total of 59 boys’ and girls’ teams representing 25 NSW Aboriginal nations travelled from across the state to Lakeside Sporting Complex on 18-19 July, where the two-day Rugby League Sevens tournament was held as part of a week-long sporting festival.

An initiative of PCYC NSW, each team included Indigenous and non-Indigenous players to promote reconciliation within communities and engage Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members in PCYC through sport. Now in its sixth year, Nations of Origin is the largest Aboriginal youth sporting event in NSW.

“It is a great example of how PCYC is empowering our young people through education, sport and reconciliation,” PCYC NSW CEO Dominic Teakle said.

“Competitors are also given entry into PCYC’s flagship Blue Star citizenship and leadership programs as we encourage the next generation of community leaders.”

The under-16s competition was contested across three tiers of finals, with standings determined after five rounds of pool games. Darug (Blacktown) and Awabakal A took out the first-tier Cup Grand Finals for boys and girls respectively, with full finals results outlined below.

Under-16 Boys Cup (first-tier) Grand Final

Darug (Blacktown) 24 def Yuin North 10

Under-16 Boys Trophy (second-tier) Grand Final

Wradjuri South 26 def Darug West 22

Under-16 Boys Plate (third-tier) Grand Final

Gambaynggir 32 def Awabakal 12

Under-16 Girls Cup (first-tier) Grand Final

Darkinjung (Bateau Bay) 22 def Eora 14

Under-16 Girls Trophy (second-tier) Grand Final

Awakabal B 32 def Wonnarua Cessnock 22

Under-16 Girls Plate (third-tier) Grand Final

Awabakal A 22 def Wiradjuri Ochres 16