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Annual Charity Shield Match in Shellharbour
Shellharbour City Sharks RLFC will kick-off their 2014 pre-season campaign this weekend against old rivals the Warilla Lake South Gorillas when they contest the annual Jarrod Morgan Charity Shield on Sunday at Ron Costello Oval, Shellharbour.
First staged in 1999, The Jarrod Morgan Charity Shield is a fixture played each year in memory of former Shellharbour and Warilla player, Jarrod Morgan, who tragically passed away at a young age in 1998.
Proceeds from the match are donated to a different charity each year, with the money raised this year going to the Katravesis family.
18-year-old Shellharbour Sharks junior Josh Katravesis suffered a stroke in late 2013, with the resultant medical bills combined with the renovations required to allow Josh to move freely within his family home now in excess of $50,000. All four senior grades will take part on the day, including the new Women's League Tag side.
This Sunday coming - 2nd March.
Reserves - 1:30pm
Firsts - 3pm
Women's League Tag - 4:30pm
Kurri Kurri Bulldogs and Northern Virginia Eagles join forces
They’re two Rugby League clubs from opposite sides of the world however that hasn’t stopped the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs from the Newcastle, Australia competition and Northern Virginia Eagles from the United States coming together in an innovative and pioneering partnership!
The two clubs will work with each other in growing the game of rugby league. Their partnership will allow both clubs to explore a new fan base as well as providing an exchange program where players from both clubs will be invited to participate in the other’s competition, gain experience and education whilst helping to promote the code.
Kurri Kurri Bulldogs club was established in 1911 and has a very proud rugby league history in the Newcastle competition having won 6 Premierships and providing 10 internationals – 9 Australian and 1 Welsh from their junior league. In the 2013 season the Bulldogs were beaten Grand Finalists. The Northern Virginia Eagles were established in 2012 and play in the United States Rugby League competition. The Eagles have been growing steadily in this time adding new players and support base, whilst promoting the game in the Northern Virginia area which incidentally has a population of 2.6 million and sits just on the border of the Washington, DC area.
The Partnership is the brainchild of expat Newcastle resident Craig Webb who now lives in the USA and is Head Coach of the Northern Virginia Eagles. Webb reached out to Bulldogs Club Secretary Jeff Polglase to see if such a relationship was something that the Bulldogs club would be interested in. As a progressive Club, the Bulldogs were more than happy to jump on board.
For information on the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs and the Northern Virginia Eagles please check out the links below:
Northern Virginia Eagles RLC -www.novaeagles.com
Kurri Kurri Bulldogs RLFC - http://www.newcastlerugbyleague.com.au/Kurri-Kurri-Bulldogs/
43rd Annual West Wyalong Knockout Draw
The West Wyalong Knockout is on Friday Feb 28 & Saturday March 1.
Prize-money has been increased for 2014 with the winners taking home $8500 out of a prize pool of $13000 plus.
A feature of the 2014 event is the holding of a ladies League tag knockout on the 2nd day, Saturday March 1, also with amazing prize-money totalling $2500.
ROUND 1 GAMES – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28
GAME 1 6.45PM TEMORA DRAGONS V YENDA BLUEHEELERS
GAME 2 7.25PM T L UNITED SHARKS V COWRA MAGPIES
GAME 3 8.05PM WEST WYALONG MALLEE MEN V BLAYNEY BEARS
GAME 4 8.45PM ALBURY THUNDER V LEETON GREENS
GAME 5 9.25PM HAY MAGPIES V COOTAMUNDRA BULLDOGS
GAME 6 10.05PM SOUTH CITY BULLS V WEST BELCONNEN WARRIORS
BYE ORANGE CYMS
FINALS GAMES – SATURDAY MARCH 1
QTR FINAL 1 5.00PM WINNER ALBURY/LEETON V WINNER LAKES/COWRA
QTR FINAL 2 5.40PM WINNER TEMORA/YENDA V ORANGE CYMS
QTR FINAL 3 6.20PM WINNER WEST WYALONG/BLAYNEY V WINNER HAY/COOTA
QTR FINAL 4 7.00 PM WINNER SOUTH CITY/WEST BELCONNEN V BEST R1 LOSER
SEMI FINAL 1 7.40PM WINNER Q/F 1 V WINNER Q/F 2
SEMI FINAL 2 8.20PM WINNER Q/F 3 V WINNER Q/F 4
FINAL 9.30PM WINNER S/F 1 V WINNER S/F 2
Blues Hogs for Homeless
Friday 28th February – Cessnock / Harrigans Irish Pub – Men of League Event, Overnight Stay
Saturday 1st March – Liddel Power Station – Junior League Clinic
Tamworth – Promotional Harley Davidson Visit, Men of League Event, Overnight Stay
Sunday 2nd March – Inverell – Group 19 Academy Camp
Tenterfield – Meet and Greet, Overnight Stay
Monday 3rd March – Casino – St Marys Catholic HS Visit
Kyogle – Kyogle HS Visit
Lennox Head – Overnight Stay
Tuesday 4th March – Gold Coast – Quiksilver Pro
Wednesday 5th March – Port Macquarie – Men of League Function