Group Seven stars shine at City vs Country weekend

The Southern Country Pride open women's side. Photo: OZTAG AUSTRALIA
The Southern Country Pride open women's side. Photo: OZTAG AUSTRALIA

RIVALS City and Country have shared the spoils at the inaugural NSW City vs Country senior Oztag championships at Bateau Bay at the weekend – with both teams winning seven divisions. 

Despite the wet conditions, the four provincial sides; Southern Country Pride, Northern Country Knights, Southern City Seahawks and Western City Scorpions, competed in six divisions.

In the open women’s division final, Southern Country Pride, featuring Georgia Thomas (Shellharbour), Kaela Thomas (Jamberoo), Aimee Barnard (Jamberoo), Maddy Harney (Kiama), Riley Wishart (Jamberoo), Piper Rye (Jamberoo), Hannah Prouten (Shellharbour) and Emily Burke (Jamberoo) defeated Northern Country Knights 3-1 for the title.

Not to be outdone, the mixed opens Southern City Seahawks side of Milton-Ulladulla’s Cheyanne Hatch defeated Western City Scorpions 3-2 in the decider.

Group Seven was also represented by Shellharbour duo Matt Carroll and Ryan McCracken and Kiama quartet Jamie Emerson, Alana Glasson, James Brown and Kristi Pan in the Southern Country Pride mixed open’s side – a division which was won by Hatch’s Seahawks.

Kiama pair Tom Atkins and Matt Emerson competed in the men’s open Southern Country Pride side, a division won by Northern Country Knights.

The other three divisions were taken out by Northern Country Knights (women’s 20s), Southern City Seahawks (men’s 20s) and Western City Scorpions (mixed 20s).

In the seniors, City won the mixed seniors, women’s seniors, men’s 30s, and men’s 55s, while Country claimed the men’s 35s and men’s 40/45s.

Finally, the women’s masters was claimed by Southern Country Pride and men’s 50s by Northern Country Knights.

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