Youth Shield opens Youth Week celebrations

YOUTH Week is upon Moree, with high school students jump-starting the week-long celebration with a game of touch football.

St Philomena’s School and Moree Secondary College fielded their best touch football players at Moree Services Club Oval, to take part in the inaugural Youth Shield competition.

“There are about 80 or 90 kids here. It’s a lot more than I was expecting,” Moree Plains Shire Council’s assistant community projects officer Jacqui Moore said.

National Youth Week has been celebrating Australia’s young people since its inception in 1989. Each year, communities across the country organise events for young people to share ideas, showcase their talents, take part in competitions and, above all else, have some fun. Moree has prepared their own events, which will run until next Friday.

Moree Secondary College’s Jack Hyles said it was a good initiative. 

“Kids know each other across the two schools and this is a good way for them to catch-up.”