2017 Limestone Coast Rugby League Competition

By Jayden Cameron

For many of us located in the city and the suburbs of each state, being involved in sporting clubs is somewhat overwhelming with so much being at our disposal. However, for those located in the country areas, these clubs aren’t as easily accessible making it harder for well-run competitions to take place.

 

However, the Limestone Coast Competition allows country towns to partake in a well-run 11-week competition in which they can showcase their skills. It gives an opportunity for NRL Victoria affiliated teams from Horsham and Warrnambool, to take on Blue Lake and Naracoorte from NRL SA to get similar Rugby League participation as those in the cities.

Jonathan Hukatai, the President and Coach of Warrnambool Raiders, admitted that while the competition was still young in its foundation, he hoped that it could expand in the near future. “It would be my dream in the near future to have our own competition here in Warrnambool, however, at least the Limestone Coast Rugby League competition allows our players the chance to participate in Rugby League.

The players will get the chance to participate in a rotating fixture, with the host town alternating each round. There will be nine rounds played before the Finals will take place.

While they may be in remote towns in the countryside of Victoria and South Australia, their football is worth noting and Coach Hukatai even admitted that it has the numbers of supporters to hold a possible “Gala Day in the near future”.

Good luck to both NRL Victoria affiliated teams, Horsham Panthers and Warrnambool Raiders.

 

Limestone Coast Rugby League Fixture

[TEAM IN BOLD IS WHERE THE ROUND IS PLAYED]

Round 1 – 7th October, 2017:
Raiders v Knights
Jets v Panthers

Round 2 - 14th October, 2017:
Jets v Knights
Panthers v Raiders

Round 3 – 21st October, 2017:
Jets v Raiders
Knights v Panthers

Round 4 – 28th October, 2017:
Jets v Panthers
Raiders v Knights

Round 5 – 4th November, 2017:
Panthers v Raiders
Jets v Knights

Round 6 – 11th November, 2017:
Jets v Raiders
Knights v Panthers

Round 7 – 18th November, 2017:
Jets v Panthers
Knights v Raiders

Round 8 – 25th November, 2017:
Jets v Knights
Raiders v Panthers

Round 9 – 2nd December, 2017:
Knights v Panthers
Jets v Raiders

SEMI FINAL – 9th December, 2017 @ Horsham: Team 2 v Team 3

FINAL: Team 1 v Winner of Semi-Final




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