MEDOWIE’S next Rugby stars are just fifteen years old.
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With their passion for all things sport, they quickly became the best of mates and are always encouraging and supporting each other.
They both represent school in many sporting teams and events, including swimming, athletics and cross country at zone carnivals and even a few at State level.
Their main passion is with Rugby Union, and their dedication to their chosen sport has paid off.
As a result of all their hard work, the boys gained selection at Regional Representative level.
Jordan was selected to play with the Hunter Wildfires in 2016 & 2017 and Chris was selected to play with the Mid North Coast Axemen in 2017.
When NSW Country Junior Rugby Union announced they were planning a Development tour to Italy in April 2018 for 15 & 16 year olds Jordan and Chris jumped at the opportunity and were successful in their applications.
The tour is being lead by three NSW Country Junior Rugby Union Development Coaches who are currently working on a NSW Country Skills Development initiative that will be implemented in 2018 with all Country Representative sides.
The tour will include training with NSW Country Coaches, and local Italian rugby clubs, playing 4 games against local Italian rugby clubs and the opportunity to watch a few Italian professional rugby matches with some sightseeing along the way.
Jordan Eade told News Of The Area, “It’s absolutely amazing to have the opportunity to travel to a different country to play a sport I love, and to do it with my best mate just makes it that much better.”
“It’s so good to have the community supporting us whether its spreading the word, giving us a hand or even a small donation.”
“I would especially like to thank the Karuah RSL committee for giving us a grant to pay for our first deposit.”
“The generosity of people around us has been extremely humbling,” he said.
The boys are fund raising the cost of their fares together (approximately $5,000 each) as neither wants to go without the other.
Their families are looking for local businesses who might want to assist with sponsorship or fund raising activities.
If you think you can help, contact Rae Eade on 0425245817 or firstname.lastname@example.org,au.
By Rachael VAUGHAN