Holy Family Public School, St Therese Mascot, Kurnell Public School, Christian Brothers Lewisham, Blairmont Public School and Erina Heights Public School have been crowned New South Wales Rugby League All Schools champions after the first day of competition in Western Sydney today.
More than 1500 children and 100 primary schools travelled from all parts of the state – from Kingscliff and Kyogle, to Tamworth, Gerringong and Port Macquarie – for the biggest day of the 71st NSWRL All Schools Carnival.
Nothing could stop Holy Family Public School (under-9s), St Therese Mascot (under-10s Div A), Kurnell Public School (under-10s Div B), Christian Brothers Lewisham (under-11s), Blairmont Public School (under-12s Div A) and Erina Heights Public School (under-12s Div B) though, presented their champions medals by NSWRL legend Brad Fittler at a busy St Marys Leagues Stadium this afternoon following a jam-packed day that saw action played across five separate fields.
Tomorrow’s All Schools (Secondary) Carnival action sees high-school students from across the state take the field, before the Elite and Girls sides compete for titles on Wednesday. Among the next generation of rugby league talent at this year’s All Schools Carnival are Matt Arthur, the son of Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur, and Wendell Sailor’s sons, Tristan Sailor and Jackson Watson.
A summary of daily results is available here, with a video-highlights package here.