Big case of footy fever spreading through our schools
IT'S all happening on the footy front for Clarence Valley schools.
Earlier this week, Grafton High's under-15s and South Grafton's under-13s got the ball rolling in regional finals of the CRL Country Cup at Coffs.
An appreciative, vocal crowd - complete with drums - created a vibrant atmosphere at McKittrick Park yesterday as the South Grafton U14 and Open teams went into the round-of-16 of their respective state knockouts.
The U14s defeated Armidale High 48-26 to move into the Buckley Shield quarter-finals while the Opens lost valiantly 36-24 to Farrer Agricultural High in University Shield.
Today is Maclean High's turn at the same stage of the competition. Their Opens take on Callaghan College in Newcastle.
Westlawn Public has also delved deep into the knockout rounds, into the NSW PSSA Mid North Coast final this Tuesday.
Crossing codes, Grafton High takes on Hunter Sports High today in the round of 32 of the nationwide Bill Turner Cup U15 soccer competition.
In rugby union, Grafton High hosts English school John Hampden Grammar at 1.30pm today on its Australia east coast tour.