Junior rugby league in the region is growing and two new competitions will be introduced this season in Group 19 to keep up with the demand.
Group 19 decided to include a mini competition for youngsters wanting to play rugby league.
It will be open to children turning five or six in 2018.
The new competition will mean younger children can play in a fair game with players their own age while developing their football skills.
It also means any five or six-year-old player interested in signing up won’t have to join the under 8 team and play against bigger children.
Women’s rugby league is one of the fastest growing sports in the state and league tag in the Group has proved a success over the years.
League tag has surged in popularity and plans are in place to introduce a new division to create more opportunities for girls wishing to take up the sport.
This year there will be three league tag competitions in juniors –eight, nine and 10-year-olds; 11, 12 and 13-year-olds; as well as 14,15 and 16 year-olds.
Anyone interested in signing up should contact their local club.
Glen Innes Minor League secretary – Tracey Cook 0400 134 103
Inverell Hawks junior league – Dick White 0428 224 008
Guyra junior Super Spuds – Gina Lockyer 0427 332 037
Armidale Rams – Grant Peterson 0427 881 982
Moree Junior Rugby League- firstname.lastname@example.org or Aaron Dudgeon 0429 210 575