SOME of the state's most talented junior footballers competed in the SAP Championships at Coffs Harbour over the long weekend.
The three-day tournament for 11 and 12 years boys was contested by 15 teams made up from Northern NSW Football's seven member zones.
The Northern NSW (NNSW) Newcastle SAP squad took out the 11 years age group while the Mid North Coast squad claimed the 12 years title.
The winning team were determined by points from the three day's matches.
The Newcastle SAP 11 years side secured a tight 1-0 victory over NNSWF Select SAP in their final match on day three, while the Mid North Coast team breezed past Macquarie 3-0.
NNSWF head of football development Peter Haynes said the competition was crucial to the development of young players through the implementation of licensed Skill Acquisition Programs.
"These championships provide us with the opportunity to identify potential players for future representative squads for NNSWF at upcoming National Championships as well as monitor potential players for future Newcastle Emerging Jets Academy teams," he said.