Walcha junior rugby players played curtain raisers prior to Sunday's NRC match

GOOD DAY OUT: Walcha junior rugby players met the Country Eagles prior to the National Rugby Championship match in Armidale on Sunday. Photo: Andrew Frazer
GOOD DAY OUT: Walcha junior rugby players met the Country Eagles prior to the National Rugby Championship match in Armidale on Sunday. Photo: Andrew Frazer

Walcha’s up-and-coming rugby union stars laced up the boots in front of some of country NSW’s best.

Prior to the National Rugby Championship match between the NSW Country Eagles and the Canberra Vikings in Armidale on Sunday, Walcha junior rugby players from under 8s, 10s and 12s joined others from Armidale and Dorrigo to play a series of curtain raisers. 

“All the kids loved their time. They met all the Country Eagles and Vikings,” Walcha under 10s coach Angus Warden said. 

“They got given a t-shirt and got signatures and those sorts of things. 

“They had a great day, it was a really good day. 

“No real results, there were no scores kept or anything like that but fun was had, lots of tries, good tackling and great friendships.”

The games on Sunday was the last carnival for most of the Walcha juniors with the under 12s to play their last matches for the year in Sydney in two weeks time.

In an effort to help out players and families from regional areas, Warringah junior rugby will host a Bush 2 Beach drought relief gala event on October 13 at Narrabeen. 

Walcha is among a host of country clubs set to take the field in the event which will aim to raise enough money to send back to the country clubs to pay for the running costs and rugby registrations in 2019.

Around 200 players are set to take part.