In a what will be a great experience for some young up-and-coming rugby league players the under 8s from Waratah Tigers will take to the field at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Sunday.
As part of the pre-game entertainment at Canberra Raiders and West Tigers game, the youngsters will be given the opportunity to show their skills on the big stage.
Coach Tony O’Grady said it was a great chance to repay the dedication of the parents and the players some of which he feels has the ability to go far in the sport.
“I’ve had the core group of players since they were four,” he said.
“I wanted to repay that and applied for the opportunity at the start of the season, and we were lucky enough to be selected.
“I’m really thankful for the helpful and supportive parents. Without them, it wouldn’t work.”
O’Grady also thanks junior president Rob Donavan for his support behind the scenes.