2017 U16/18 Country Championships to kick-off this weekend
The 2017 SLE Worldwide Australia U16/18’s Country Championships kick-off this weekend (March 4th and 5th) with the best young players from across New South Wales set to battle it out to for the title of ‘Country Champions’.
Eight regions will feature in the Championships with the Central Coast, Newcastle, Western Rams, Bidgee Bulls, Greater Southern Stingrays, Greater Southern Redbacks, Greater Northern Tigers and the East Coast Dolphins being represented in both age divisions across the five-week competition that takes place in 12 Regional towns throughout New South Wales.
The extended representative program enters its second-year in 2017, with selected players reaping the benefits of a unique training program which not only includes high performance testing, training and coaching; but also includes classes on welfare, education and goal setting to allow players the opportunity to be the best that they can be both on and off the field.
Round One will take place in Coffs Harbour and Queanbeyan with two exciting double-headers providing an exciting start to the representative season.
Country Rugby League selectors will be present at each match with players to be selected for the Country U16/18 Representative teams which will tour later in the year.
Visit crlnsw.com.au for all live scoring, match highlights and game replays.
Northern Pool – Saturday, 4th March
U16 (10.00am) – Central Coast v East Coast Dolphins (Geoff King Oval, Coffs Harbour)
U18 (11:20am) – Central Coast v East Coast Dolphins (Geoff King Oval, Coffs Harbour)
U16 (12:50pm) – Greater Northern v Newcastle (Geoff King Oval, Coffs Harbour)
U18 (2:10pm) – Greater Northern v Newcastle (Geoff King Oval, Coffs Harbour)
Southern Pool – Sunday, 5th March
U16 (10:30am) Western Rams v Greater Southern Stingrays (Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan)
U18 (11:50am) Western Rams v Greater Southern Stingrays (Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan)
U16 (1:20pm) Bidgee Bulls v Greater Southern Redbacks (Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan)
U18 (2:40pm) Bidgee Bulls v Greater Southern Redbacks (Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan)