Bulldogs Challenge Cup in hot contention

SOUTH Launceston Football Club has joined forces with Kings Meadows and Queechy high schools to launch the inaugural Bulldogs Challenge Cup. 

This innovative concept will see both schools playing their first round Northern high school roster game for both premiership points and the new cup. 

Both schools have four football teams (junior and senior firsts and seconds) and will all fight it out tomorrow at Youngtown Oval. 

The challenge day will start at 1.15pm with the senior seconds and conclude with the main game, the senior firsts, under lights from 6.10pm.

A strong rivalry exists between both high schools with Queechy winning the senior high school premiership in 2013 and Kings Meadows the junior flag. 

South Launceston president Rod Patterson said his club was very excited and pleased to be involved in the development of the Bulldog Cup concept. 

``Many of our current and former players are ex-Kings Meadows or Queechy students,'' he said. 

``Our current captain, Leigh Harding, attended Kings Meadows and our vice-captain, Stephen Mayne, is from Queechy. We want to encourage young people to be physically active and to enjoy the benefits of playing football.'' 

All Northern high school sport rosters begin tomorrow and provide opportunities for students to play competitive hockey, netball, soccer, basketball and indoor soccer on a regular basis.

All results and information on NHSSA sport can be viewed at http://nhssa.org.au/

Senior South Launceston Bulldogs captain Leigh Harding, Kings Meadows junior captain Chayce Jones, Kings Meadows senior captain Daniel Sawford, Queechy junior captain Harry Austin, Queechy senior captain Shaun Worker and South Launceston Football Club president Rod Patterson.  Picture: GEOFF ROBSON

Senior South Launceston Bulldogs captain Leigh Harding, Kings Meadows junior captain Chayce Jones, Kings Meadows senior captain Daniel Sawford, Queechy junior captain Harry Austin, Queechy senior captain Shaun Worker and South Launceston Football Club president Rod Patterson. Picture: GEOFF ROBSON

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