The team from Sawtell Primary School.
The team from Sawtell Primary School.

A top score for fab four

FOUR Mid North Coast primary schools this week graduated to the All Schools rugby league finals in Sydney on August 2.

Woolgoolga Public, St Josephs (Kempsey), William Bayldon and Sawtell Public were the champion outfits from 32 teams provided by 19 schools competing at Rex Hardaker Oval on Wednesday.

In his first major carnival since being appointed ARL Development officer, Mike Castle said it needed six fields and an army of organisers to run things smoothly for 480 young footballers hoping to emulate Shaun Fensom, Greg Inglis, Kevin Gordon and Aiden Tolman.

“As soon as the hooter sounded the clouds cleared away and we ended up providing shade from the sun,” he said.

“Teachers, players and parents were excellent and the sportsmanship inspired a great carnival atmosphere.

“An abundance of children played for the first time and had loads of fun which is what the day is about.”



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