Bangalow junior rugby strong

The under 10 2009 Bangalow junior rugby team celebrates their success.
The under 10 2009 Bangalow junior rugby team celebrates their success.

After starting with just one under 12 team three years ago, Bangalow Junior Rugby Club is hoping to field seven teams in 2010.

Last year the club ran on five teams.

“The aim this year is for more than 130 boys to wear the red, white and blue of Bangalow rugby in every age group from under eight to under 15,” club president David Phillips said.

“The rapid growth of the club follows on from the success of the senior team, which has won the Village competition for the past five years in a row,” he said.

“The club is attracting junior players from throughout the Byron Shire.”

Mr Phillips said the scheduling of junior games on Friday evenings was a major attraction, allowing players and their parents to enjoy a game of rugby and still have their weekends free for other activities.

“We’ve also been able to put on other popular family events like subsidised trips to watch the Wallabies play in Brisbane,” he said.

“We’ll be doing more of that kind of thing this season.”

A key early event will be the inaugural Australian Rugby Union Bangalow FNC schools rugby gala day to be held on March 12.

Primary schools from throughout the Far North Coast will participate.

Sign-on days for players wishing to join Bangalow rugby will be held on February 20 and 27 from 2pm to 4pm at the Bangalow Bowling Club or on the adjacent field.

For more information phone Mr Phillips on 0412080614.

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