A hot start to the touch football junior state cup in Port Macquarie, the 6500 players, coaching staff and match officials with their work cut out for them.
It's the world's largest touch rep event, with 358 teams contesting 20 State titles.
The teams come from 51 touch affiliates, and the Port Macquarie side is again expected to feature strongly in the Club Championship.
NSW Touch Football Sport Manager Daniel Rushworth, says a special thanks needs to go out to those making the event happen.
"The event can't be run without the infrastructure and support from council, and we have a great facility (in the Regional Stadium) that's second to none.
Local sides are again set to feature strongly also, Mr Rushworth predicting a top 10 result.
"Port Macquarie touch often do really well, usually in the 10 of the Club Championship.
It comes off the back of their great junior competition, which has had explosive growth over the past few years," he said.
The Mako's best chances are listed as the Girls 16's, poised as one of the favorites in their group.
The economic impact is estimated in the region of 3.4 to 4 million dollars for the region.
It'll all wrap up on Sunday with the finals.