The UNSW Bullets competed at the State Cup for touch football in Port Macquarie during the first weekend in December. UNSW fielded a club record six teams including three men’s, two women’s and an under 20s girl’s team. It was an enormously successful tournament for UNSW with four teams making finals and two championships. UNSW finished seventh overall in the club championship standings out of 53 clubs from across the state!
The men’s division 1 team were looking to cap off what was already a massive year after their victory in Vawdon Cup. Following a close semi-final against local rivals, Easts Roosters, UNSW advanced to the grand final against the Parramatta Eels. The Eels were fielding a number of superstars including two former Australian representatives. The Bullets snuck out to an early lead but an untimely injury swung the momentum and the scores were locked at full time. In touch football, the tiebreak is decided in a drop off whereby each team drops one player at a time. With five on the field, the Bullets were able to score and defend successfully in order to clinch the rare State Cup and Vawdon Cup double.