Ju­nior raiders re­ceive cash boost

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY union in the area will re­ceive a wel­come boost from the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil to help with the launch of the first ju­nior rugby union car­ni­val in the Whit­sun­days.

Coun­cil ap­proved a grant to cover the costs of new seat­ing, ref­er­ees and field us­age for the two day car­ni­val from July 27-28.

Ju­nior pres­i­dent Shar­ron Pratt thanked the Men’s Shed for com­ing to the party and help­ing to build the new seat­ing.

“We will have six por­ta­ble alu­minium seats for play­ers and spec­ta­tors that will be in­valu­able on the field,” she said.

The ju­nior car­ni­val will be a great dis­play of up­com­ing rugby union tal­ent with teams trav­el­ling from Townsville, Mackay, the Bur­dekin and Cen­tral High­lands to play in the un­der-10s to un­der-16s com­pe­ti­tion.

“Rugby union is still an emerg- ing sport in this area so it’s a great op­por­tu­nity for them to build their ex­pe­ri­ence,” Ms Pratt said.

The of­fi­cial sign-up for the 10 week 2013 ju­nior rugby union sea­son will be held on July 5 for a July 15 start at the Raiders Rugby Club at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park at 6pm.

All play­ers who sign up will have the op­por­tu­nity to play in the ju­nior car­ni­val.

GRANT AWARDED: Men's Shed mem­bers Trevor Burns, David McQuat, Peter Lanser, Don Trefz with (front) Whit­sun­day Ju­nior Raiders play­ers Judd and Re­gin Pratt, club pres­i­dent Shar­ron Pratt, her daugh­ter Lyn­ley and pres­i­dent of the Men's Shed Bob Bris­tow tested out one of the new alu­minium benches that will be used at the ju­nior rugby car­ni­val on July 27-28.

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