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School Sports Australia 15 Years & Under Male National Championships

SSA 15 Years & Under National Championships Umpires

The School Sports Australia 15 Years & Under Male National Championships concluded last weekend in Brisbane with New South Wales Green defeating New South Wales Magenta in the Final on Sunday.

The all-New South Wales Final was completed with the appointment of umpires Roberto Howard and Ryan Nelson both of which hail from Sydney. The appointment to the Final capped an excellent tournament for Howard and Nelson. Howard made his Sydney First Grade Debut earlier this season and marks another step in his progression. For Nelson, these Championships were not his only representative appointment for the season, he also appeared in the WNCL back in November.

Umpires from all six states and the ACT officiated through the tournament and performed very well in difficult circumstances. The weather played a significant part throughout the tournament forcing the cancellation of all but one Round 4 match and the Semi Final Round. The tournament provided valuable experience at a national level and rounds out a busy season for each of the umpires (listed below).

* Adrian Drosd | SA

* Luke Edwards | VIC

* Roberto Howard | NSW

* Ashley Hutchison | SA 

* Andrew Ikin | TAS

* Nathan James | QLD 

* Ryan Nelson | NSW

* Jack Paterson | WA 

* Yohan Ramasundara | ACT 

* John Taylor | WA

Congratulations to each of the umpires on a successful tournament.