A bonus win for Moree Junior Rugby Club

Big smiles and even bigger tackles are being seen on the footy grounds in Moree after the Junior Rugby Club received grant funding through the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program.

Moree Junior Rugby Club

More than 185 players from the Moree Junior Rugby Club have been showing off their sidesteps and passes after the club purchased much needed new training equipment using their grant funding. The funding covered the purchase of new tackle bags, hit pads, balls and agility poles to use at training sessions.

New footballs have replaced slippery old ones so players can replicate the match-day experience and build confidence. The young players have loved throwing themselves at plump shiny new bags and practicing their tricky footwork through the bright agility poles.

With more gear, the club is now running drills concurrently across multiple age groups, keeping the kids busy over their training sessions.

“The tackle bags we bought are junior size so they are much better for our smaller kids to tackle. The kids couldn’t get their arms around the old standard size tackle bags!” said club trainer Murray Amos.

“It’s so great that Inland Rail, through the Community Sponsorships and Donations program, can benefit even the youngest members of the community. We’re very grateful for the renewed energy this donation has brought to the club.” Mr Amos said.

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