Carnival back with a vengeance

QUICK HANDS: Wagga Kangaroos player Wil Hurst fires off a pass against Wagga Magpies in the Junee Schoolboys Carnival on Saturday.
QUICK HANDS: Wagga Kangaroos player Wil Hurst fires off a pass against Wagga Magpies in the Junee Schoolboys Carnival on Saturday.

After rain washed out last year’s event, the weather was far from a concern for the Riverina Schoolboys Carnival on Saturday.

Around 130 teams of young footballers descended on Junee for the annual event.

While numbers were slightly down and rain during the week left the grounds damp, secretary Maree Allamby was pleased with the event.

“Everything went well,” Allamby said.

Ambassadors Roy Asotasi and Maddie Studdon also proved a hit with the children and even coached a game against each other.

The carnival wasn’t without a bit of drama with a dispute over who won the under 9 Black pennant.

It was initially given as a win by Redbend but after one of the scores had been written around the wrong way Gungahlin Red was named the winner. 

Pennant winners

  • 7 Black Temora White
  • 7 Blue Albury Green 
  • 7 Green Young 
  • 7 Red Temora Red 
  • 8 Black Wagga Magpies 
  • 8 Blue Cowra 
  • 8 Green Junee 
  • 8 Red Wagga Brothers 
  • 9 Black Gungahlin Red 
  • 9 Blue Leeton 
  • 9 Green Tuggeranong Buffaloes
  • 9 Red Turvey Park
  • 9 White Wagga Brothers
  • 10A Young
  • 10B Gundagai/Adelong
  • 10C Gunghalin Yellow
  • 10D Griffith Waratahs 
  • 11A Wagga Kangaroos 
  • 11B Tumut 
  • 11C Junee 
  • 11D Turvey Park 
  • 12A Wagga Magpies 
  • 12B Wagga Brothers 
  • 12C Griffith Panthers 
  • 13A Junee 
  • 13B Griffith Waratahs 
  • 14A Valley Dragons Red 
  • 14B Gundagai/Adelong 
  • 15A Wagga Kangaroos