The Australian Ninja Games NSW state qualifiers were held in Boggabri at the weekend, with local ninja Cruze Morley hosting the event at the Boggy Ninja Academy.

Contestants from as far away as Cairns and Canberra made the trek to Boggabri on what was a fabulous day of competition.

From pro and master competitors to the under-7s, there were some incredible runs, with many qualifying for the Australian Ninja Games Nationals to be held later this year.

Cruze said he was really happy with how the day went.

“It was a fantastic day and it meant a lot to be able to hold the event here in Boggabri,” he said.

“It is wonderful for the whole community and puts Boggabri on the map. All the competitors from the local region qualified, which is a great result.

“I was happy with my own run. I came second, finishing on the same points as first place, just with a slower time.”

Ever since Cruze’s first appearance on the TV series, Australian Ninja Warrior, the athletic Boggabri local has been dedicated about starting up a space where locals could train and get into the sport.

This passion was evident at the weekend, with many young locals mentored by Cruze swinging and climbing their way through the course, registering some impressive results.

“It is great to see the motivation in these kids and they are doing amazing things,” Cruze said.

“Ninja is starting to really take off and is big now. It is exciting.”

Narrabri’s Xander Keeffe was another local competitor, with the six-year-old displaying some impressive skills.

“I wanted to try something different, so I tried ninja,” Xander said.

“It is fun, and I really like it.”

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