Triple treat for under-14s

DORRIGO under-14s are the toast of Mid North Coast junior rugby after celebrating a triple treat.

Not only did the lads win both the Coffs Coast and Port Macquarie Challenge tournaments beating 42 teams from along the East Coast but finished their local premiership season in Coffs Harbour undefeated.

Apart from the kids on the Plateau, team members hail from Sawtell, Toormina, Raleigh and Bellingen and now the plan is for coach Carl Garson to take a party to New Zealand in July 2012.

“Of all the games, carnivals and outings I have experienced with the boys, on every occasion I’ve been proud to say I’m their coach,” he said.

“Not so long ago somebody planted a seed with me about a rugby tour and after the idea was run by the parents, I was blown away by the response.

“Twenty boys have put their hand up to go and are prepared to put in the hard work to help raise money towards their trip,” he said.

“The tour is scheduled to last 10 days with at least five games lined up for them.

“So we have plenty of work to do before our trip including a car wash in Dorrigo as well as Coffs Harbour, wood raffles, cake stalls, sausage sizzles and a monster garage sale.

“If there is anybody with an idea of how they can help the boys take part in a trip they’ll remember all their lives, call me on 6657 8081.”

Dorrigo under-14s light up the dark with their uncompromising rugby union skills.



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