St Joseph's represent at Armidale Dioceses

LOCAL boys Harrison Cooke and Harrison Grob have excelled at rugby league and touch football after representing St Joesph's School at the Armidale Dioceses for each sport.

Although the boys were unsuccessful at gaining selection in the Polding teams, they said they really enjoyed the experience of playing against all the other teams in the region.

These teams included Bathurst, Broken Bay, Lismore, Maitland/Newcastle and Wilcannia Forbes Dioceses.

In April Harrison Cooke participated in the Armidale Diocesan winter trials for rugby league.

After competing against approximately 50 other players from the Diocese, he was successful in being named in the squad of 15 to represent the Armidale Diocese in the Polding trials at Tamworth.

Also in April Harrison Grob participated in the Armidale Diocesan trials for touch football.

After competing against approximately 50 other players from the Diocese, he was successful in being named in the squad of 8 to represent the Armidale Diocese in the Polding trials at Mudgee which was held last week.

St Joseph’s Sports Coordinator Brenda Wirth said this is a great achievement for the boys.

“The Diocese of Armidale covers a significant portion of North Western NSW,” she said.

“Within its boundaries are the major centres of Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri and Inverell and 15 other towns ranging from Tenterfield in the north, Quirindi in the south and Walgett in the west.

“There are 24 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools spread across the second largest diocese by area in New South Wales.”

“These two boys have done themselves and St Joseph’s School proud with these fine results.”