St Ed's kids raring to go at carnival

A 66th PEEL Schools Rugby League Carnival kicks off this morning at the Tamworth Minor League fields on Riverside.

St Eds students and footy fans (from left) Blake Ginman, Mitch Ebert, Liam Ball and Kyle Short have been thinking about today’s  Peel Schools Carnival all term and can’t wait to hit the field today. Six sides from St Ed’s are itching to get into this year’s carnival  after last year’s was rained out. St Ed’s have won the Most Successful School trophy for the past three carnivals and are looking to put another one in the cabinet this year. They will have to compete against almost 50 other school teams from around the region in the 66th year of the prestigious event. More Peel Schools and a huge weekend of rugby league action on page 110. 
Photo: Gareth Gardner 130614GGC01

St Eds students and footy fans (from left) Blake Ginman, Mitch Ebert, Liam Ball and Kyle Short have been thinking about today’s Peel Schools Carnival all term and can’t wait to hit the field today. Six sides from St Ed’s are itching to get into this year’s carnival after last year’s was rained out. St Ed’s have won the Most Successful School trophy for the past three carnivals and are looking to put another one in the cabinet this year. They will have to compete against almost 50 other school teams from around the region in the 66th year of the prestigious event. More Peel Schools and a huge weekend of rugby league action on page 110. Photo: Gareth Gardner 130614GGC01

Last year’s primary section was washed out while the secondary (to be played this Wednesday) went ahead.

For Tamworth’s St Edward’s Primary School, the last few years have been a major success.

“Up until last year’s wash- out,” said St Edward’s schoolteacher and Peel School chief organiser Richard McIlveen.

“We’d been the Most Successful School (primary divisions) for about the last three years in a row.”

Manilla goes in favourites after taking out the Wests Primary School Challenge last week.

They will be without star player Conner Bracken who has North West duties next week.

“They will miss him (Bracken) – he is a great little player,” McIlveen said.

“They are very beatable without him.”

Hillvue will also come in with some confidence after making the final of the Challenge.

St Ed’s opens kick the tournament off with a grudge match against cross-town rivals Tamworth Public School at 9am at Mod 4.

St Eds 8a’s also play in the first timeslot with a clash against Gunnedah South on Mod 2.

St Ed’s have six teams again this year.

“From 7’s to Opens,” McIlveen said.

“It is what we focus on every year and it is always a good well-run competition.”

Australia’s longest running rugby league carnival kicks off for the 66th time today.

It will take up nine Mod Fields as almost fifty teams go head to head.

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