Wodonga Storm youngsters set for half-time NRL showdown

MAGIC MOMENT: Wodonga Storm's under nines and under 12s will play at half-time of the Melbourne Storm and Manly clash on Saturday night. Picture: KYLIE ESLER
MAGIC MOMENT: Wodonga Storm's under nines and under 12s will play at half-time of the Melbourne Storm and Manly clash on Saturday night. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Youngsters from Wodonga Storm’s under nines and under 12s sides are set for the chance of a lifetime.

Players from the Murray Cup outfit have been invited to take on Sunraysia at half-time of the Melbourne Storm’s clash with Manly at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

With rugby league largely a NSW-dominated sport, Wodonga Storm junior coordinator Anthony Nicholson hopes it will help grow and promote the club across Victoria.

“With Melbourne Storm being the only Victorian NRL side, they pretty much offer our teams to do this every year,” Nicholson said.

“It was only going to be under nines, but they’ve thrown in the 12s as well.

“It’s a really good opportunity for the young ones to play in front of a crowd at half-time of a big match.”

The profile of the code is certainly growing out at Baranduda Recreation Reserve, where the Storm plays its home games, with Baranduda’s St Francis Primary School set to introduce rugby league to its sporting program next term.

It’s a really good opportunity for the young ones to play in front of a crowd at half-time of a big match.

Anthony Nicholson