The 2016 Immortals Challenge has been run and won, with successful teams coming from far and wide to compete for trophies named after the most legendary NSWRL players. Sides from as far as Scone, Grafton, Blayney and Shellharbour descended on St Marys Stadium and Tregear's Whalan Reserve to take part in this year's challenge, which was held across under-9s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s and 14s divisions.
Respect from players, coaches, parents and officials was a key focus throughout the day and NSWRL General Manager of Football Barrie-Jon Mather was pleased to see good behaviour from everyone involved.
"The day has been a huge success on and off the field," Mather told NSWRL.com.au. "All teams have been competitive but still respectful of their opponents and officials.
"It's satisfying to see that NSWRL's ongoing 'Respect' campaign is beginning to reap rewards on the field -and that parents and supporters are showing positive support on the sidelines."
While the under-9s, 10s, 11s and 12s held their pool matches at Whalan Reserve, all divisions came together at St Marys Leagues Stadium for the finals - where the home side featured in all six deciders.
2016 Immortals Challenge Results:
Andrew Johns U9 Challenge
St Marys 12 def Windsor 0
Graeme Langlands U10 Challenge
Greenacre 12 def St Marys 4
Clive Churchill 11 Challenge
St Marys 18 def Rouse Hill 6
Bob Fulton U12 Challenge
St Marys 18 def Merrylands 0
Reg Gasnier U13 Challenge
St Marys 12 def Wentworthville Magpies 10
Johnny Raper MBE U14 Challenge
Bankstown Sports 22 def St Marys 0