Rain Impacts Day Three of National Youth Championships for Boys


Mother Nature wreaked havoc on Day 3 of the National Youth Championships for Boys postponed a couple of NSW Metro and Country matches in the afternoon.

Persistent rain at C.eX International Stadium has caused delays to tournament fixturing.

The grass pitches on Fields 1 and 2 at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium have been ruled unplayable due to continuing heavy rain.

Play was delayed during Wednesday’s 2:25pm matches and a decision made by tournament managers to move the remaining day three matches, from Fields 1 and 2 to synthetic pitches.

Delays have had a knock-on effect to the tournament schedule and new fixturing, for Fields 1 and 2, have been released by Football Australia.

Some remaining matches scheduled on Fields 1, 2 and 4 will be moved to tomorrow Thursday 29 September. This is to ensure adequate player recovery.

Football Australia has consulted with impacted team’s management and decisions have been made with tournament fairness in mind.

Tournament manager Ramsey Vane-Wood said “Football Australia has consulted with several team stakeholders to get fixturing decisions right. We listened to feedback, and this has been factored into decision making.”

There were matches played on Wednesday morning involving our teams and again with indifferent results showed yet again how tough the NYC Championships for Boys has been in 2022.

Day 3 Results

U14 NSW Metro White

4-1 Win to Northern NSW White (Oscar Gonzalez, Zac Harrison, Rhys Webster, Zac Mechhawi)

4-0 Win to QLD Silver (Marco Santangelo x2, Oscar Gonzalez, Zac Harrison)

U14 NSW Metro Blue

4-0 Win to Capital Football (Joey Banza x2, Ewen Gasowski, Dusan Ciganovic)

U14 NSW Country

1-0 Win to Tasmania (Kobe Ellis)

U15 NSW Metro Blue

2-0 Win to Capital Football (Taj Demito, Alaat Abdul-Rahman)

U15 NSW Metro White

2-0 Win to Northern NSW White (Alex Tilocca, Noah Mathie)

U15 NSW Country

0-0 Draw to Tasmania