With the 2014 Souths Junior league season just around the corner, Club legend Mario Fenech and Reggie Rabbit lent their support to Souths Juniors Club the South Sydney Mustangs on registration day to help get more players on the field.
Fenech – a Souths Junior himself – took time out to visit Rowland Park to show aspiring Mustangs just some of the skills needed to play the greatest game of all – like passing.
A ‘pass the ball’ competition was held as part of the day with players getting two out of three passes through the hole awarded with NRL and Rabbitohs giveaways.
Reggie Rabbit posed for photos with junior players who also enjoyed a sausage sizzle as well as face-painting.
Souths Juniors President and Rabbitohs Life Member Keith McCraw is in no doubt as to the important role junior rugby league plays in the South Sydney community, citing a range of benefits for all ages and everyone involved.
“Playing junior rugby league isn’t just a pathway to the NRL, it’s an opportunity for players to make lasting friendships, be active and be a part of a team,” said McCraw.
“We have 18 clubs with around 4000 registered players, and that ranges from under 5’s right through to the open divisions and A-grade.”
McCraw is also keen to point out the inclusive nature of the competition.
“The best part about it is, it’s for everyone,” said a proud McCraw.
“No matter a player’s ability, background or financial position, there’s an opportunity for them to play with their local Souths Juniors club.
“Registration is free, as are all socks, shorts and jumpers. We have fully qualified coaches, trainers and referees as well.
“We’re a healthy junior league and we’ve produced a strong group of current first graders like John Sutton, Nathan Merritt and Adam Reynolds (among others) who are proud Rabbitohs – the next group are almost certainly here at clubs like the Mustangs.”
Interested in becoming a South Sydney Mustang? Get in contact in either of the following ways!
Phone: 0407 151 627, Phil Jenkinson
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