Vik­ing Cup a hit with ju­nior rugby play­ers

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY UNION

THE fu­ture of North Queens­land rugby was on dis­play last week­end when the Whit­sun­day Ju­nior Rugby Union club hosted their in­au­gu­ral Whit­sun­day Vik­ing Cup car­ni­val for un­der-10, 12 and 14 play­ers. Teams trav­elled from Townsville, Bur­dekin, Char­ters Tow­ers and Mackay for two days of grass­roots rugby at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park.

All the games fea­tured great sports­man­ship, tal­ent and com­pet­i­tive­ness and event or­gan­iser Shar­ron Pratt said it was a very suc­cess­ful car­ni­val that was en­joyed by all who at­tended.

“The tour­na­ment was all about par­tic­i­pa­tion, ca­ma­raderie and sports­man­ship and lots of friend­ships were formed be­tween our play­ers and vis­i­tors over the week­end,” she said.

“The whole point of the week­end was to get some game time for our lo­cal play­ers and the vis­it­ing teams were very ac­com­mo­dat­ing and helped mix up teams to keep ev­ery­thing fair and com­pet­i­tive.”

The Vik­ing Cup 10-aside tour­na­ment for ju­niors kicks off at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park from 6pm this Fri­day night.

STAR PER­FORM­ERS: Whit­sun­day Ju­nior Raiders play­ers Jere­mey Kemp­ston, Ben Cor­nish and Jack Kearns were se­lected to play in the Queens­land Bushrangers rep­re­sen­ta­tive side last month.

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