Rugby ju­niors play for pride

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

YOUNG rugby league en­thu­si­asts from five south­ern sub­urbs clubs com­bined to take on the best of the state in last week’s in­au­gu­ral Ju­nior State League Cham­pi­onships.

Un­der 12 and 15 play­ers from the Fre­man­tle Roost­ers, Wil­lagee Bears, South Perth Lions, Kwinana Wolves and Rock­ing­ham Sharks com­bined to form the South­ern Pride in the round robin com­pe­ti­tion held at Bea­cons­field’s Ken Allen Field.

Both South­ern Pride teams went through the com­pe­ti­tion un­de­feated, hailed the in­au­gu­ral cham­pi­ons.

They took on the best from WA’s north-west, north and south-west, as well as a spe­cial School Sports WA invi- tational team.

It was the first ju­nior rugby league event of this size in WA, with 10 teams, 200 play­ers and 50 sup­port staff con­verg­ing for 20 games across four days.

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