Rugby sevens to encourage U19s
SIGN-ON is now open for an under-19 rugby union sevens competition and all players or interested men should join in and represent the Douglas region.
Get in quick as the first mini-tournament is on next Friday, May 4, at West Barlow, Parramatta Park and training starts next week with the Port Douglas Raiders.
Cairns Rugby Union is putting on the competition, which will be five mini-tournaments throughout the season, to close the gap and produce a pathway for school students into club rugby.
Cairns development officer and former premier rugby player in Scotland and also for the Sunshine Coast Stingrays Mitch Craig said clubs from around the Cairns region will compete.
“All the clubs will be in the competition, the wanderers, JCU, Brothers, teams from Innisfail and Atherton,” he said.
“There’s nothing for this age group at the moment and everyone is welcome aged 18 and 19, and 17-year-olds have to get cleared with me.
“You get a good bond with people when you play rugby with them, it’s about the socialising and the thrill of scoring a try -that’s the reason why I play.
“Playing rugby union can create friends for life.”
Each tournament will accumulate points for positions when they play sevens, which goes for 14 minutes play and there will be a grand final at the end.
Training will be with the Port Douglas raiders on Tuesday and Thursday next week and for more information and to join the Under-19 sevens competition contact Mitch Craig on 0418 987 013.