Rugby league teams from across the Top End and Queensland will battle it out in the Katherine Country Clash next month.
The three-day competition is about keeping young players off the couch and on the field during the school holiday downtime.
“U14s, 15s and 16s are an age group that we struggle to keep consistent numbers,” Katherine Rugby League president Nathan Rosas said.
“We set a goal to get these kids playing on through the holidays and also playing in competitions outside of their normal competitions.”
Teams from Darwin, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy and Mt Isa will make the trip to Katherine in the middle of July to play for the Terry Hohns Cup, Mr Rosas said.
The Cup honours Terence Hohn who recently passed away.
“It is something that we as a league wanted to do to pay our respects to someone who has done so much for Rugby League in Katherine,” Mr Rosas said.
The Junior Rugby League initiative is also expected to attract NT development representatives, Mr Rosas said.
“The [Country Clash] is about getting our players more competitive and more skilled, and to see how other teams are playing,” Mr Rosas said.
For more information head to the Katherine Junior Rugby League Facebook Page.
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