REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Kolbi Wood and Zain Mitchell-Dowding.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Kolbi Wood and Zain Mitchell-Dowding. Contributed

Young players to experience trip of a lifetime

THREE of Byron Bay Lennox Head Junior Rugby League Club under-15 players have been named in this season's U15s representative squad.

Throughout the year, Zain Mitchell-Dowding, Kolbi Wood and Ben Moyle will participate in the Country Rugby League championships to be held in Port Macquarie in September.

A special mention goes to Zain for also being chosen in the Titans Development Squad during the off-season.

Following the championships, Zain and Kolbi will travel to London and France to participate in an international tournament.

Tweed Byron Group 18 Junior Rugby League has been invited by Federation France Rugby League to take part in the Battlefields Challenge 2018 competition to commemorate 100 years since World War I.

The carnival in late October will include U15 representative teams from France, New Zealand and England.

The team is the only Australian side to be invited.

The tour will also include visits to many historical sites including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, the Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Sir John Monash Centre and Disneyland Paris, to name a few.

Around game days, the players will also pay homage to the end of The Great War, visiting the preserved battlefields to honour their ancestors and celebrate the friendship with our allies.

This will include a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument at Villers-Bretonneux National Memorial and Cemetery.

This will be a great source of history where everyone involved will learn to understand the contribution made by Australia during World War I.

The tour will culminate with the players spending time in specialist sports training facilities in the south of France, where they will also play against a local school team.

Byron Lennox JRLC would like to congratulate the boys on being selected to be part of the team on a trip that will not only provide an educational experience and fun playing rugby league, but also a chance to represent their local club, community and Australia on a tour to remember.


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