Playing for Australia in International Oz Tag

Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas, a Year 12 student at St Brigid’s Catholic College in Lake Munmorah, has been selected to represent Australia in the International Oz Tag Series.

He is one of 20 players from all around the country in the under-18s men’s team, the Australian Tagaroos.

Jack Thomas

“I first started playing Oz tag at about the age of eight at Wongarra when I played with a few fooball friends for fun,” Thomas said.

“Then I trialled for the Central Coast team in the under-11s and was lucky enough to be selected for the team.

“From there on I have played representative Oz tag at different levels, which consists of playing in State Cups representing Central Coast and also national championships representing the Country Bulls/Central Coast team which I’m still playing in.”

Thomas was also named the under-17s Male Club Captain for the Central Coast alongside Mia Barber who was the Female Club Captain at the National Championships.

“The international Oz tag series consists of playing many different teams which represent your heritage,” he said.

“These teams are made from Australian-based players which include our Australian team, Australian Indigenous team, Cook Islands team, New Zealand Kiwis team, Samoan team and a Lebanon team.

“I look forward to going away and representing Australia,” Thomas said.

Sue Murray