Tom Bell in possession for Collegians Blue in an under-16 Warwick and District game at the weekend.
Tom Bell in possession for Collegians Blue in an under-16 Warwick and District game at the weekend. Gerard Walsh

Two semi teams from one club in U16 WDJRL comp

RUGBY LEAGUE: The two Collegians teams in the under-16 Warwick and District Junior Rugby League competition will meet in the 1.10pm major semi final at Sullivan Oval this Saturday.

See Saturday's print and digital editions for photos of all 20 teams in the semis.

For the third season, Collegians has fielded two teams in one or two age groups.

Collegians fielded two U14 teams in 2016 and two U16 last season.

The club has two teams in U16 and U14 grades this season.

Club president Deb Scanlan said the aim of fielding two teams was for players to gain maximum time on the field.

"We are proud that both U16 teams made the major semi final,” Scanlan said.

Collegians is the only club with multiple teams in a grade this season and had to nominate five players who would only play in the Blue or White teams.

Scanlan said the U14 Blue team also qualified for the semis, along with the 14 years girls' leaguetag and U12 boys team which is minor premiers.

Four teams from Goondiwindi, three each from Wattles, MIT Jets and Tenterfield, as well as the Eastern Suburbs U14s and Stanthorpe U16s will play finals footy on Saturday.

"We are looking forward to hosting the September 1 preliminary finals at Risdon Oval.

"We will definitely have one team playing in the preliminary finals, the loser from the U16 clash between Blue and White teams,” she said.

Annual dinner

MORE than 130 people will be at the Warwick Credit Union Warwick and District Junior Rugby League presentation evening at the Warwick RSL Memorial Club tonight.

The dinner starts at 6.30pm and retired NRL player and current Wattles player coach Travis Burns will be guest speaker.

All tickets were sold through the affiliated clubs and will not be sold on the night.

Best and fairest awards will be presented in U16 and U14 boys' grades and 14 and 17 years girls' leaguetag.

An award will be presented for the most improved match official.

An encouragement award will also be presented along with the club championship and volunteer of the year from nominations from all clubs.

A presentation will be made to all nine nominees from the Warwick and District clubs.

Millmerran, Inglewood and Texas players unite under the MIT Jets banner.