AFL NSW ACT Rams TAC Cup Team
The NSW-ACT Rams are an under 18 Australian rules football representative club in the TAC Cup.
The team, under the guidance of AFL NSW-ACT represented New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and had the moniker of the Ram, partly derived as an acronym from Riverina, ACT, Murrumbidgee and Sydney, the four regions supplying the bulk of the team’s squad.
The Rams joined the Cup in 1996 with another non-Victorian club, the Tassie Mariners.
Both left the competition in 2002 when the TAC Cup became a Victorian-focused competition. The Rams then played around three or four games a year, with players instead playing club football on the remaining weeks of the year. Prior to the 2014 season, the NSW-ACT Rams was reestablished as a TAC Cup team, with players from the Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney Giants young academy sides being picked for the NSW/ACT team. The team plays only 7 games in the competition and cannot qualify for finals like the Victorian teams in the competition.