Inverell reign supreme

More than 900 junior rugby league players from across the region made their way to Glen Innes on Saturday to lace up their boots and take to the field in the annual Gordon Creighton Cup. 

GET SET: Junior Magpies line up with the referee ready to defend. Photo: Matt Cave.

GET SET: Junior Magpies line up with the referee ready to defend. Photo: Matt Cave.

CLOSE IN: The Magpies' defenders chase a Uralla player. Photo: Matt Cave.

CLOSE IN: The Magpies' defenders chase a Uralla player. Photo: Matt Cave.

Under 8s through to under 16s and senior league tag played two games each with the hope of winning the Cup for the most successful club on the day. 

PACK IT IN: Uralla Tigers and Glen Innes form a scrum. Photo: Matt Cave.

PACK IT IN: Uralla Tigers and Glen Innes form a scrum. Photo: Matt Cave.

Competition was fierce but it was Inverell who walked away winners. 

Glen Innes Minor League hosted the gala day in conjunction with a Variety Bash fundraiser and club president Adrian Bruce said it was very successful event and will be back again next year. 

DEFENCE: Glen Innes players tackle a Uralla Tiger. Photo: Matt Cave.

DEFENCE: Glen Innes players tackle a Uralla Tiger. Photo: Matt Cave.

"Everything ran smoothly, from the little bit of feedback I have had so far, everyone had a great day,” he said.

"The kids had a wow of a time and that is what it is all about.” 

ON THE BURST: Inverell's Dominic Dunn breaks through Warialda's defensive line in their under 14s match. Photo: Tony Grant.

ON THE BURST: Inverell's Dominic Dunn breaks through Warialda's defensive line in their under 14s match. Photo: Tony Grant.

Under 14 Armidale player Takoda Griffiths carts the ball up. Armidale JRL were runners up to Inverell. Photo: Tony Grant.

Under 14 Armidale player Takoda Griffiths carts the ball up. Armidale JRL were runners up to Inverell. Photo: Tony Grant.

Inverell's Bruno Harrison tries to evade Jai Allen's clutches in their under 8 match. Photo: Tony Grant.

Inverell's Bruno Harrison tries to evade Jai Allen's clutches in their under 8 match. Photo: Tony Grant.

Armidale's Gabriel Byrne goes to ground against Moree. Photo: Tony Grant.

Armidale's Gabriel Byrne goes to ground against Moree. Photo: Tony Grant.

Blear Ahoy pushes away Moree's Craigie Jermaine at the Gordon Creighton Cup. Photo: Tony Grant.

Blear Ahoy pushes away Moree's Craigie Jermaine at the Gordon Creighton Cup. Photo: Tony Grant.