Bush footy lives on

While most other NSW country rugby league competitions have decided to pull the pin on the Covid-19 affected 2020 rugby league season, the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League will be kicking off their competition next month.

A Castlereagh League meeting conducted in Gilgandra on Sunday endorsed a competition which will involve the six clubs who have committed to play this year.

The Cobar Roosters, along with the Binnaway Bombshells, Dunedoo Swans, Baradine Magpies, Coonamble Bears and Gilgandra Panthers all elected to play this season.

Three clubs however have dropped out of the competition this year with Coonabarabran announcing last Wednesday they would be joining Trangie and Gulgong on the bench.

The revamped 2020 competition will be played over 10 rounds with each team playing each other twice, followed by a weekend of semi finals at the end of September and a grand final played after the October long weekend.

The Christie and Hood Castlereagh League is one of a handful of country NSW competitions that will be played in 2020 and it shows the commitment of the clubs and their players to their town, their club and their supporters.