Juniors throws a ball, by Menios Constantinou
- 31st March 2008
It's arguably the best junior rugby
league competition in the world, and this year
it turns 100.
celebrate, the South Sydney District Junior Rugby
Football League, better known as Souths Juniors,
is throwing a party at the AJC Centre, Royal Randwick.
cricketer Michael Whitney, a proud Souths junior
with the La Perouse club, will host the Centenary
Ball on May 16. He'll be joined by what Souths
Juniors president Keith McCraw described as "a
who's who of rugby league".
more than 40 international representative players,
Souths Juniors is without doubt the most successful
junior league in Sydney. So what's the secret
to its success?
area's a rugby league stronghold, and there's
a great tradition of rugby league greats,"
Mr McCraw said. "Also, the licensed club
helps to make the game affordable to all. We have
a lot of disadvantage kids in the area, but they
run out on the field in the same jersey, socks
and shorts as every other player, and a lot of
those disadvantaged kids have gone all the way
to the top."
competition's Team of the Century, compiled by
Ian Head, Alan Clarkson and six other league experts,
will be unveiled at the ball. Souths legends Eric
Simms, George Piggins and Bob McCarthy are among
those in the running to be named in the side.
to the Centenary Ball are $150 a head. To RSVP,
phone 9314 4271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org