THE talent of junior rugby union will be showcased at the Bill Rose Sports Complex on Sunday July 15 when Scone Junior Rugby Union Club hosts the annual Cauliflower Cup.
The day is all about raising funds for the Cauliflower Club, a rugby-based charity committed to providing sporting and recreational equipment to enhance the lives of those that are injured or disabled.
Central North Junior Rugby president Renee Park says the charity aims to get those affected participating in sport, whether that means getting back out there or just helping them get there in the start.
“That’s anyone that’s had an injury,” she said.
“It doesn’t have to be rugby related; it gives them a chance to enhance their lives.”
With more than 300 players from 25 teams travelling from the Hunter, Central Coast and the Central North, vying for coveted trophies across four age groups – under-8s, under-10s, under-12s and under-14s, it’s also a great chance for the local lads to experience some competition.
“It’s a great opportunity for our players, who until the under-12s don’t actually play a competition, they just play a Gala Day,” Park added.
“This gives them a chance to play for a trophy and win or lose.”
All the action kicks off from 9am with funds raised through a raffle, cake stalls and canteen sales.
“We like to think that our kids get a lot of opportunities and we provide as many as we can for them and it’s a way they can give back,” Park said.
“What we raise will specifically be used back in our area.
“We raise about 3,500 to 5,000 each year and it’s just a really good family day of junior rugby.”