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Call is out for future Wallabies

Big Banana marketing manager Erin Williams with primary school-aged rugby players and coaches.
Big Banana marketing manager Erin Williams with primary school-aged rugby players and coaches. TREVOR VEALE

THE high school boys are up and running in the junior school rugby competition for the year and now it’s the turn of the primary school kids.

Registrations for the school-based competition are being taken on Friday during the primary school’s 10-a-side gala day as well as on Saturday morning at Rugby Park on Hogbin Drive between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

With major sponsorship coming from the Big Banana, Pet Porpoise Pool and Coffs Coast Advocate, junior rugby president Angus Smyth can’t wait for the new season to kick into full gear.

“It’s greatly appreciated to have two of the most high-profile local tourist attractions and the region’s leading newspaper supporting junior rugby in Coffs Harbour,” Smyth said.

“Players from under-8s right up to under-16s are all catered for and with over 250 players last year, this year’s competition is shaping up as even bigger.”

Smyth added that the benefits of kids playing this year isn’t just limited to on-field activities. He believes that parents are being offered tremendous value as well.

“We’ve kept the total registration fee for players at a low $60 for the competition this year which would have to be one of the best value for money team sports available to kids in our area,” he said.