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9 August, 2020

Junior league back on the field

MAREEBA Junior Rugby League (MJRL) players were excited to get back out on the field and playing after their return to training two weeks ago.

By Rhys Thomas

MAREEBA Junior Rugby League (MJRL) players were excited to get back out on the field and playing after their return to training two weeks ago.

The junior league season was put on hold earlier in the year like many other sports due to COVID-19 but now with the green light from the Queensland Government and the CDJRL training has resumed.

The season has been changed fundamentally however to better allow the players to get as much out of the season as possible, games are not being tracked by scores so the players have as much time on the field as possible without being placed in ladder positions.

The MJRL has received tremendous amounts of support from all their players, parents and sponsors ahead of their 2020 season.

MJRL President Shaun Fincham is excited to see all the kids back out on the field and getting some playing time in.

“For the most part numbers have been pretty good the kids seem really motivated,” he said.

“The kids are all happy to be here, they all just want to play.

“We’re so lucky we have such a good committee and it has been all hands on deck to get it all up and running.”

MJRL played their first games on the weekend at Jones Park in Cairns with the U13’s are up against Edmonton, the U15’s came up against the Kangaroos and the U14’s played Ivanhoes.

The MJRL expresses its thanks to all of its players, supporters and sponsors who have supported the club through the COVID-19 crisis and helped the club get its 2020 season off the ground.


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