Touch Southland's Junior Representative Programme has evolved in recent years. With the growth and success of our own regional development programme for Primary & Intermediate players, this has led to a reduction in the number of Southland junior representative teams attending South Island junior tournaments.
Touch Southland select U14 Boys & U14 Girls teams from Junior Development teams. Southland U14 Boys & Girls sides take part in the Oamaru tri series and the Te Waipounamu Junior Tournament in Christchurch. Both tournaments are held in December each year.
Southland U16 Boys & Girls teams are also selected to take part in the Oamaru tri series and the Te Waipounamu Junior Tournament in Christchurch in December each year.
Touch Southland send between 2-4 teams to the Touch NZ Youth Nationals held in mid-February each year. Southland have been strong in the mixed grades in recent years, winning the U17 & U18 Mixed National title in 2016 & 2017. Southland U16 & U18 Mixed teams have also consistently made the top four for the past few years. On occasion Southland will also send a girls and/or boys team to compete in the Youth Nationals if there is sufficient opportunity for that team to compete on the national stage. The U16 Mixed team is selected from U16 Boys & Girls teams that play prior to Christmas.
From 2012-2018 Southland were one of the more dominant provinces in the Open Mixed grade, claiming five top four finishes including four third placings. Southland have also picked up titles in the U19 Mixed, U19 & U21 Womens grades in previous years. Which Southland teams attend Nationals varies each year depending on playing numbers and depth.
In 2021 Touch Southland will be sending an U21 Womens team to the Nationals, April 15-18 2021 at Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch.
All information for Junior Development & Representative teams will be listed on https://touchsouthland.teamapp.com/- we encourage all parents/caregivers to downlaod the Team App application on your smart phone & search Touch Southland.
For any enquiries or more information about Touch Southlands representative programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org
TE WAIPOUNAMU JUNIOR TOURNAMENT 2021 - U14 GIRLS
TE WAIPOUNAMU JUNIOR TOURNAMENT 2021 - U14 BOYS GOLD
TE WAIPOUNAMU JUNIOR TOURNAMENT 2021 - U14 BOYS MAROON
Open Mixed B Grade 2005
U17 Mixed 2011
U19 Mixed 2012
U19 Womens 2015
U21 Womens 2016
U17 Mixed 2016
U18 Mixed 2017
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