PACKING-down and preparing for fun are Lindisfarne Primary School Rugby League players Kobi Annand, Ethan Ahrens, Casey Small a
PACKING-down and preparing for fun are Lindisfarne Primary School Rugby League players Kobi Annand, Ethan Ahrens, Casey Small a

Kids strap on their boots for footy fun



MORE than 600 young players, both boys and girls, are expected to gear-up and pack-down for the annual Group 18 Primary Schools Rugby League carnival at Ned Byrnes Oval at Kingscliff tomorrow.

Country Rugby League Development officer Warren Boland said the event was a chance for the youngsters from schools across the Valley to get together and have fun.

He said this year's event had attracted 39 teams.

The event will include a non-competitive under-8s competition as well as under-10s and under-12s.

"The winners of the 10s and 12s have the opportunity to go and play in the State All Schools Carnival in Sydney later in the year," he said.

"But it is just a great day ? it has a real carnival atmosphere."

Among those entered for tomorrow's event are last year's winners Lindisfarne Anglican Primary School.

Lindisfarne won the 12-years competition on just their first attempt and although a lot of those players are now up in high school, the school will still be back in force.



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