Cream of the CW rugby league crop
CENTRAL West Rugby League kicked off the season with a junior cluster day and Reds v Greys senior match at Ilfracombe Recreation Centre last Saturday.
The day started at 11am with a great roll-up of juniors who jumped at the chance to follow in their idols' footsteps.
Following the juniors was the Reds (Winton/Longreach) v Greys (Blackall/Ilfracombe/Barcaldine) match.
It was held to pick a side for the upcoming Drummond Cup, which will see the Central Highlands take on the Central West in Winton on March 17.
The Reds ran out clear winners at 32-6, with tries to Mitchell Anderson (2), Courtney Hoad (2), Trent Hoad, Trent Thomas, David Moloney and Casey Peacock. Dan Chilcott made two conversions.
The Greys scored just one try, which went to Brendon Lenton. It was converted by Adrian Lenton.
President Butch Lenton announced a 22-man squad following the game.
The first round of CWRL competition will kick off on March 10 with Winton playing host to Ilfracombe.
On Sunday a junior cluster day in Blackall will be followed by the Blackall v Longreach A-Grade match.
In other news, the CWRL congratulates Kurt Lacey and Jy Lockerie on their selection in the North West Schoolboys U17 squad.
The Central West Drummond Cup Squad:
Damian Greenwool, Adrian Lenton, Dan Chilcott, Casey Peacock, Mitchell Anderson, Justin McGill, Trent Hoad, Graham Maloney, Shiloh Mann, Leonard Lane, Trent Thomas, Trent Schofield, Jason Fogarty, Jerome Miller, Jack Neilson, Courtney Hoad, Roly Walton, Brendan Lenton, John Banning, Justin Smith, Mitch Neuendorf and Mark Wren.
Coaches Adrian Thompson & Wayne Garland, Team Managers Travis Harbour & Charmain Acton, First Aid officials China Lenton & Tammy Scott and Leaguesafe Tim Penrose.