Beef Week Challenge
By STEVE SPINKS
IT will be almost like a mini State of Origin.
Mate versus mate, clubmate versus clubmate.
However you describe it, the inaugural Beef Week Schools' Challenge between Casino High and St Mary's College promises to be a great contest.
The two schools will thrash it out on the netball courts, soccer pitch and rugby league fields on Thursday for the right to win the mantle of the best sporting school in Casino.
Points will be allocated for each separate win with the victors declared following the Open rugby league match at Queen Elizabeth Park which starts at 4.30pm.
"The trophy has been donated by the RSM Club," Casino High teacher Neil Schneider said.
"We hope it will become a perpetual shield and eventually include things like debating and chess."
According to Schneider, the students at Casino High are looking forward to the Challenge.
"Oh, yeah the kids will love it," he said.
"A lot of the players from the teams play with each other at the weekends.
"But the event's aim is to have the maximum amount of participation and have a bit of fun as well.
"We've often been asked why we haven't done something similar before."
Colley Park will see the majority of the action with the Years 7 and 8, 9 and 10 and Seniors division netball games starting at 1.45pm.
Colley Park will also host the Under-15s girls and boys soccer games and the Under-13s rugby league match.
Proceedings will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park where the Under-15s and the Open rugby league teams will strut their stuff from 3.30pm.