Above: The Narrabri and District Junior Rugby League under-12s team which won its division on Saturday and has gone through every home town carnival as undefeated champions (seven years in a row) since under-6s in 2013 – back, coach Lee Browning, Isaac Hynch, Alfred Priestly, Jasper Bruce, Liam Stanford, Noah Gordon, Logan Shields, Luke Lowick, Member for Barwon Roy Butler, front, Brodie Bell, Declan Rooney, Jack Anderson, Nate Browning, Fletcher Williams, Lincoln Browning, Riley Bruce, Ben Shields and Braedon Mason.
Narrabri and District Junior Rugby League hosted its annual carnival at Cooma Oval on Saturday and what a success it was.
Four Narrabri Blues teams were victorious on the day as the host club was crowned champions in the under-12, under-11, under-10 and under-9 age groups.
Three visiting teams took out the younger age groups, with Manilla, Gunnedah and Collegians winning the under-6, under-7 and under-8 divisions respectively.
Narrabri District Junior Rugby League’s Christy Browning said that the day ran well, and she was full of praise for all who assisted to make the carnival a success.
“We’d like to thank all the clubs, kids and parents for joining us for our carnival,” Browning said.
“Also, a special thanks to Scott Bone and Craig McLeod from Country Rugby League, and our local member of Parliament Roy Butler for joining us.
“And a shout out to the refs, we can’t run a carnival without you.
“Our Mascot 11s ran the canteen and smashed it all day, well done crew.
“And our ground crew for the day, we thank for helping, it was so great to see so many hands on deck.”
The under-12s’ win was a rather special one.
The side went into its final carnival having not just won the previous six carnivals, but having also finished undefeated at them all.
On Saturday the team made sure it went through its entire seven-year home carnival journey undefeated when it won all three of its matches.
In the first game the Blues downed Gunnedah 8-0 to kick off its campaign in style, with Nate Browning and Braedon Mason crossing for first half tries to secure the win.
The Blues went on to defeat local rivals Wee Waa 12-4 in their second game before finishing the day in style with a 20-0 victory against Dungowan/Collegians.