Millewah Suns bring sport with life message |PICTURES

THE Millewah Suns will travel to Wagga today for the fifth annual Jack Atkinson Memorial Carnival.

The Border-based side will be chasing back-to-back titles after winning the carnival for the first time last year.

The Suns will boast some of the Border’s most exciting indigenous talent including youngsters Lonnie Hampton, Jarrah Maksymow and John-Roy Williams.

North Albury utility Jethro Calma-Holt is also a confirmed starter with Dean Heta and Matt Murray set to make the trek from Melbourne.

North Albury premiership player and Jindera premiership coach Rob Murray will once again coach the Suns.

Team manager John Murray said the Suns were confident on another strong showing over the carnival.

“It’s a pretty handy side and we should prove hard to beat,” Murray said.

“There are six sides competing as well as 12 netball sides.

“It’s been played at Wagga the last couple of years but we have put in a bid to stage the event on the Border next year.”

While the showpiece of the carnival will be the football and netball, the event is quickly becoming a community festival with a broader significance.

The carnival has a strong focus on education and healthy lifestyle with an overall goal of getting a job and being healthy.

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