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Bourke Junior Rugby Union – Development camp a huge success

Sunday’s auction raised $3,000 for Western Plains Junior Rugby. Photo TWH
Rebecca Yeomans President of Western Plains Junior Rugby Union. Photo TWH

The Western Plains Junior Rugby Union Development Camp held in Bourke over the weekend, was a huge success.

The camp was attended by junior rugby union players from Bourke, Cobar, Walgett, Warren, Trangie, Enngonia, Brewarrina and as far away as Tibooburra.

Rebecca Yeomans from Western Plains Junior Rugby Union says the camp, which was traditionally a zone trip to Sydney, was a massive success.

“We hoped to have maybe a hundred players and we had far more than that, along with the beautiful Super-W players Sera Naiqama and Atasi Lafai come from Sydney.

“It was a wonderful family community event which is what Western Plains Rugby is all about.

“It’s about our small rural communities and our families.

“We had an auction to raise funds, with all the money going to Western Plains Rugby, developing rugby out here in the west,”

President of Bourke Rams Junior Rugby Union, Liam Rice, had nothing but praise for everyone involved in the development camp.

“It was well supported right across the board. We were fortunate to have the experience of NSW Rugby’s Far West Development Officer Angus McDonald, who is the real spine to what we do out here.

“His offsider – Development Officer, Mark Pitts, who is based at Tooraweenah, was also with us. The depth of experience was awesome.

“And of course, the Women’s Waratah players Sera Naiqama and Atasi Lafai who also play for the Australia Wallaroos, were so helpful and friendly. They were fantastic.

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