Malcolm’s in the middle of all the junior rugby action

Local rugby union junior player Malcom Gillette (and his younger sister Isabelle and little brother Josh at centre) got to meet Australian Rugby Waratahs players Bernard Foley and Ned Hanigan (a former Coonamble boy) at a recent rugby event in Sydney. The event was aimed at supporting NSW Country Rugby. Photo contributed

The Cobar Camels Rugby Union Club is keen to get a junior competition back up and running so that Cobar players can join the Western Plains Rugby junior competition.

Myshelle Gillette, a Cobar Rugby Club committee member and wife of the senior rugby club president Stephen Gillette, and their three children recently attended a rugby event in Sydney.

“Cobar juniors were invited to a Waratahs media day in Sydney,” Myshelle reported.

Juniors got to speak to the Waratahs players and Malcolm Gillette was fortunate to get paired up with Waratahs halfback Bernard Foley for some one-on-one tuition.

“The purpose of this campaign was to show support to NSW Country Rugby,” Myshelle said.

The Cobar club will be holding an annual general meeting this Friday night to elect a new junior rugby committee.

Player registration details will be announced in the coming weeks for interested players aged four to 13 years and 14 to 17 years (for an Under 17 competition).

Myshelle said the club will be working towards holding development days and Gala days with other Western Plains region teams from Nyngan, Warren, Trangie, Walgett, Bourke, Coonamble and other towns.

In March, Western Plains Junior Club Rugby will be hosting a development camp in Sydney which will be available to all registered Cobar junior club members and their family members.

Kids will be training with the Waratahs and parents will get a chance to get some coaching training as well.

Part of the development camp includes going to watch a Waratahs and Rebels game at Allianz Stadium.