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Valley United Rugby League Football Club who are one of the most successful clubs in the Manly Warringah A grade competition will host the inaugural Valley 8's at Harbord Park on the 26th of February.
The event, believed to be the first Rugby League 8's competition is designed to investigate another abbreviated version of the game.
Valley United head coach Peter Kelly said, "They've had the 7's and the world 9's, now we are putting on the 8's. It's not about winning or losing but about having a good day and getting the community together"
Valley United assistant coach Anthony Rule who has had stints at the Auckland Warriors and Balmain Tigers as a trainer is hopeful the event will continue in the future. "We don't want this to be a one-off. We want this to be an annual event" he said.
16 teams will be taking part in the inaugural Valley 8's. They will be placed in pools of 4. Teams participating include last year's Manly A grade premiers Narraweena which included Cliff Lyons, Forestville Ferrets, Belrose Eagles, Tugun Seahawks (Gold Coast), Macksville Eagles (NSW north coast), Dubbo Cyms and Fiji A.
Games will be played over 8 minute halves with 3 man scrums. First prize is $4000 and entry is free. So come along and see a great day of Rugby League 8's.
WHERE: Harbord Park, Harbord WHEN: February 26th