THEY might not have had much of an idea of what the heck was going on but about 50 young Tamworth students will be back to experience more Australian Rules this Friday at Scully Park 2.
Tamworth Swans president Josh McKenzie has been pushing for a junior Aussie Rules competition for a long while.
The Inaugural Burke & Smyth Cup kicked off at Scully 2 last Friday night with two games.
Oxley High played Farrer 1s in the first game and McCarthy took on Farrer 2s in the second.
Oxley High won the first game by 34 points kicking 10.7 67 to Farrer 1s 5.3 33.
In the second game Farrer 2s booted 8.7 49 to McCarthy’s 1.4 10.
“With the compromised rules new to all but the Australian code itself, the four teams involved spent the first part of their matches getting accustomed to the game,” reported Josh McKenzie.
“As each contest wore on, though, the standard of play picked up considerably, with encouraging signs for the weeks ahead.
“The first match saw Farrer 1 take on surprise packets Oxley High. Despite being late nominations for the competition, Oxley hit the ground running and adapted quickly to the game to win by 34 points. The second match pitched Farrer 2 against McCarthy, renewing their rivalry in school-based AFL from 2012. It was a tough introduction to the competition for McCarthy though, with Farrer 2 comprehensive victors by 39 points.
“There is much to look forward to, with the standard of play expected to improve steadily in the coming weeks.”
This week’s matches are again at Scully Park 2 with Farrer 1 and McCarthy both looking for their first wins at 5pm while Oxley High and Farrer 2 keen to assert their ascendency from 5.50pm.