GROUP 4 first and second division football clubs turn out in force for this weekend’s Wests Knockout.
The women too, via ladies’ league tag, are also a part of the 2014 KO as the clubs move into more family-orientated competitions.
Group 19 has shown Group 4 and Group 21 the way, with ladies’ league tag becoming a vital and successful part of their competitions over the past three or four seasons.
That success helped Group 4 begin a ladies’ league tag for its second division clubs last season and, then, seeing how successful and beneficial it was, also starting a first division ladies’ league tag.
Group 21 also followed suit and has its own ladies’ league tag.
Some of the Group 21 clubs have up to 30 ladies registered.
While Group 19 and Group 21 continue their 2014 seasons this weekend, Group 4’s Wests Knockout takes centre stage.
The ladies’ league tag is a round robin with Group 4 first and second division club sides lumped in together.
Werris Creek and North Tamworth start that KO competition at 10am on Scully 2 tomorrow followed by games between West and Kootingal, Barraba and Bendemeer, Dungowan and Boggabri, Oxley Diggers and Manilla and Walcha and Gunnedah.
Semi-finals are played tomorrow afternoon with a final from 1.30pm Sunday on Scully Park 1.
The male Second Division KO is also a knockout format and starts 9.30am tomorrow with Werris Creek and reigning second division premiers Barraba kicking off at Scully 1.
The First Division KO is played in a round robin format with Wests, Narrabri and Oxley Diggers in one pool and North Tamworth, Gunnedah and Wee Waa in another.
The second division final will be played at 2.30pm Sunday and the first division final from 3.30m on Scully Park 1.
This week The Leader’s website also ran about 30 historical photos to celebrate the launch of the website’s dedicated football page – Footy HQ.
A selection of photos taken by our photographers on the various rugby league fields had an enormous response, with some 7000 hits the first day the Footy HQ pix were run.
Another 10,000 hits followed Wednesday and yesterday there were 1100 hits before 10am.
Over the next few weeks The Leader’s website will also bring golden oldies photos from rugby union, football (soccer) and Australian rules.
The Leader’s website (www.northerndailyleader.com.au) is easy to find and navigate around.