Round-ball action supreme

YOU only had to try to find a car space near Rushforth Park at South Grafton yesterday to know that the junior football carnival was a rousing success.

With almost 800 players and 140 matches played on the day, the atmosphere was almost as spectacular as the on-field action, as junior footballers enjoyed a day of fun and competition.

Hosted by Majos and South Services football clubs, the junior carnival returned for the first time since 2008.

"It has to be the biggest event that Rushforth Park has seen in five years, probably longer," event organiser Kevin Comerford said.

"We got a brilliant day and I've got no idea about how many snags and ice-creams have been sold, but you can see by the lines, everyone is working flat out."

As a major fundraiser for both clubs the day formed a critical part of the season and all concerned were thrilled with the turn-out, which was no doubt helped by a brilliant Clarence Valley day of sunshine.

"We saw some really close competitions and big games and it has been an absolutely fantastic day of football," Comerford said.

"Both organising clubs have been rushed off their feet all day and credit must go to the two presidents Shannon Tough (Majos) and Carmel Thompson (South Services) for the event.

"Cris Matthes and Judy Andrews have been outstanding in organising all the matches and umpires and it is definitely the most stressful job of the day when you consider there was close to 140 games played."


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