Juniors shine at Southern NSW Primary Schools Championships

The south coast’s most talented primary school rugby league players have converged on Shellharbour for the finals of the Southern NSW Primary Schools Championships.

The day was the culmination of 10 gala days held earlier in the year, with teams qualifying for the final gala day. 

The Paul McGregor Shield, for students in years three and four, was won by Mt Terry Public, defeating Berry 16-4 in the final. 

Mount Terry came incredibly close to a clean sweep of the competition, falling to St Columbkilles in 16-12 in extra time of the Rod Wishart Shield final. 

Southern NSW NRL representative Matt O’Brien said multiple St George Illawarra players have contested the event in the past.

“These days are designed to introduce new players to the game and as recruitment for our junior rugby league clubs,” O’Brien said.