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All junior rugby clubs in NSW are invited to take to the field at Allianz Stadium for the Annual Junior Clubs March Past on May 6.
The march will be part of the pre-match entertainment before the NSW Waratahs take on their Trans-Tasman rivals, the Auckland Blues in their Super Rugby match.
Last year nearly 4,000 juniors and their coaches took to the field to show their club colours and this year the NSW Waratahs are hoping beat that figure.
NSW Competition Manager for Sydney Juniors Kerry Brady says that teams come from all over NSW to participate in the event.
“The kids love getting onto the field so while it’s a lot of work to chase 4,000 kids to get them organised, the joy on their faces when they get on the field and on the big screen makes it all worthwhile,” Kerry Brady said.
“We want as many clubs as we can to participate, but please be aware that we are anticipating a strong response and capacity at Allianz Stadium is limited so we’ll use 'first in, first served' basis for clubs that want to march.”
This year’s march past will again be led by players from Tryton rugby, the program for special needs players aged from 5 years old to under 17’s.
Amongst the clubs that came to march last season were the Allambie Jets who are the biggest little rugby club in Australia and the Beecroft Barbarians who boast a proud history going back 50 years and produced several Wallabies and Waratahs including Lachie Turner, Dean Mumm Benn Robinson, Matt Dunning and Cameron Shepherd.
Complimentary tickets will be provided for all players and an additional 20 complimentary tickets will also be provided for accompanying adults to help coordinate players. Supporters can take advantage of a special discounted ticket of just $15.00.
And juniors who are 14 years or under and who want to go along to more NSW Waratah matches can sign up for free memberships which will get the into games if they are accompanied by an adult.
To register your Junior Club and give your junior players the chance to experience what it's like to be on the turf of Allianz Stadium complete this registration form by 5pm on Friday, 28 April 2017 at: http://www.waratahs.com.au/Waratahs/Community/JuniorClubsMarchPast.aspx