Souths’ Jaykila O’Drisscoll (left) and Majos’ Anthony Green during their under-8 match at the junior football carnival at Rushforth Park on Sunday.
Souths’ Jaykila O’Drisscoll (left) and Majos’ Anthony Green during their under-8 match at the junior football carnival at Rushforth Park on Sunday. Debrah Novak

Kids have a ball at carnival

THREE local football teams were victorious after a hectic day of kicking, headers and running at Rushforth Park on Sunday.

Westlawn Tigers, who claimed the under-11 title, Yamba Hotspurs (under-12) and Majos Monkeys, who won the under-15/16 division, all played a hectic schedule of football throughout the day to emerge on top.

"In the competitive games, the quality of the football throughout the day was good, with some fast, highly skilled games to entertain all that were there to watch," organiser Kevin Comerford said.

"For the competitive matches, the nine-a-side, small-field format was a hit with all competing teams.

"We have received quite a lot of positive feedback, with all clubs stating that they would like to participate next year, with the hope of it being bigger and better."

With almost 80 teams playing quality football at Rushforth Park, including the littlies that enjoyed a day of fun games, the event was a great success for all concerned.

"The carnival held a non-competitive round robin for under-6s to 9s, where teams got to play five games against different teams," Comerford said.

"It was good for local teams to play games against teams from visiting clubs, and to see that the standard of football in the Clarence is very high.

"Both clubs' presidents, Carmel Thompson of Majos and Shannon Tough of South Services, should be congratulated for their efforts."

 

HONOUR ROLL

Carnival winners

Under-10 A: North Storm Hurricanes

Under-10 B: Sawtell SpiritsUnder-11: Westlawn Tigers

Under-12: Yamba Hotspurs

Under-13/14: Coffs United Lions

Under-15/16: Majos Monkeys



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