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Juniors on the road to the future

Saturday, 11th June, 2011

Around 70 local children will compete in the annual three-grade interleague competition between Barrier, Sunraysia and Riverina at Red Cliffs on Sunday.

Junior coordinator Scott Dunn said the yearly clash was a long-standing fixture on the local footballing calendar.

The one-day event pits the three regions against each other in a round robin format across three grades - under 11s, 13s and 15s.

Dunn said the locals would be hoping to repeat of last year’s performance.

“Last year the Under 11s won and the Under 13s missed out by one game,” said Dunn.

But he said they would be up against some tough competition in Sunraysia and Riverland.

“The kids down there are quite strong.”

Children playing in the higher age groups have an added incentive to play well, according to Dunn.

“They have a few (AFL club) talent scouts there; a lot of ex-AFL players attend. They really look at the Under 15s and Under 13s.”

 

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