Chill wind blows at footy game

RUGGED UP: Gold Coast visitors, front from left, Anne McCartney, Marnie Sheldon and Marilyn Sheldon, with, back from left, Meaghan Mastroianni and Rhyannon Sheldon cheer on the teenage rugby league players at Scully Park. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 240614GOA03

RUGGED UP: Gold Coast visitors, front from left, Anne McCartney, Marnie Sheldon and Marilyn Sheldon, with, back from left, Meaghan Mastroianni and Rhyannon Sheldon cheer on the teenage rugby league players at Scully Park. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 240614GOA03

THE chilly air couldn’t keep these fans from cheering on their sons at the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League 15 years national championships held at Scully Park yesterday. 

The mercury didn’t rise above 14 degrees Celsius yesterday, and reached a low of 5C, and the winds gave spectators the shivers. 

The Queensland troupe had driven seven hours’ south from the Gold Coast and are accustomed to warmer winters.

Marilyn Sheldon said she wasn’t complaining, as she had driven down in a caravan and stayed a night in frosty Glen Innes, where the temperature dipped to -3C. 

Anne McCartney said while she was rugged up against the cold in Tamworth, next week she was destined for sunny Cairns to watch her younger son play rugby.

Today in Tamworth it is expected to be partly cloudy with a minimum of 5C and a maximum of 15C.

Tomorrow will be sunny, peaking at 15C, while Friday will be mostly sunny with a maximum of 18C, though sliding to a low of 1C.

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