Junior sport on show
Junior netballers and footballers from all over the region will converge on Yarrawonga on Sunday, May 6, for the Yarrawonga Junior Carnival in its second year.
Hosted by the Yarrawonga & District Little League (football) and Yarrawonga & District Netball Association, the event will draw hundreds of children and families to the Yarrawonga Vic Park Precinct for what is promised to be a fantastic fun day of sport and entertainment.
From 9.30am juniors will play in a round robin format featuring football teams with 9 players and netball teams with 7 plus a reserve. Age groups sides include 8, 10 and 12 years for the football and 9, 11 and 13 years for the netball.
Last year the event boasted over 30 teams and organisers are hoping for more this year.
Event committee member Scott Jaques said the event would be similar to the successful Rand Carnival held in July.
“We have over thirty teams that have entered and are coming from nearby towns such as Myrtleford, Finley, Corowa, Wangaratta, Jerilderie, Cobram, Coreen and of course local teams from Yarrawonga, Mulwala, Rennie and Tungamah,” Scott said.
“This will be a great opportunity for local kids to fine tune their game.
“It’s free entry, starts at 9.30am and will likely finish around 1.30pm. There will be a canteen available but the event is smoke and alcohol free.
“We encourage all parents and friends to come down to watch and support what will be a fantastic fundraising event for junior sport and the Sacred Heart and Yarrawonga P-12 Primary Schools.
“We are still looking for some parent volunteers from both Yarrawonga primary schools to help run canteen,” Scott said.
This great initiative will see any profits made split evenly between Yarrawonga & District Little League (football), Yarrawonga & District Netball Association, Sacred Heart Primary and Yarrawonga P-12 Primary.
For more information contact Scott Jaques on 0400 815 243.
Pictured are local junior netballers, footballers and coaches preparing for the Yarrawonga Junior Carnival on May 6.