24.9°C 03:00 pm

Juniors set for big stage

Thursday, 19th April, 2012

HERE TO STAY: Junior footballers played their grand finals on the Jubilee Oval last year and they will get to experience playing on the big ground again throughout this season. HERE TO STAY: Junior footballers played their grand finals on the Jubilee Oval last year and they will get to experience playing on the big ground again throughout this season.

The city’s junior footballers will step on to the big stage tomorrow night when their games will be played under lights at the Jubilee Oval.

Players in the Under 7s, 9s and 11s will all compete from 5pm with the oval to be divided amongst the various grades.

Auskick Coordinator, Terry Mutch, said lots of children had signed on to play this season but he added that there were still plenty of places for any juniors looking for a game.

“A lot of junior clubs are still looking for players,” said Mr Mutch.

“Registrations will be accepted at the oval on Friday night for any kids who want to come along and play, and families can pick up their Auskick footy packs for $70.”

Mr Mutch said he hoped to see a big crowd at the Jube. Canteen facilities will be available, and clubs will be cooking barbecues every Friday night throughout the season.

The action continues on Saturday with the Under 13 and Under 15 grades playing at the same ovals as their senior counterparts.

The games will act as curtain raisers to the senior grades and should provide a full day of great football entertainment for families.

Along with adding to the spectacle of Saturday footy, Mr Mutch said the junior players would benefit from playing on the full size ovals rather than the smaller Zinc Oval.

“Playing on the bigger ovals should really help the players’ development,” he said.

“A few might struggle with fitness first up with all the open spaces, but it will open up the games and help the kids develop their skills.

“It will also help the kids when they go away for representative football - everyone else like Sunraysia play on the bigger grounds.”

In more good news for junior football Mr Mutch said that umpires and boundary umpires had been found for the Under 13 and 15 grades so that parents won’t be required to do it throughout the season.

More information on the 2012 draw and game times can be found at aflbrokenhill.com.au

© Copyright 2019 Barrier Daily Truth, All Rights Reserved. ABN: 38 684 603 658