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Moree businesses sponsor Moree Secondary College sports uniforms

They might not have won on the field, but Moree Secondary College sporting students now look like winners with a number of local businesses coming on board to sponsor a range of sports uniform for the school.

Gwydir Valley Cotton Growers Association, Jamesys Mowing and Landscaping Services, Thrift Electrical and Air Conditioning Services, Back 2 Front Turf and Regional Australia Bank have sponsored uniforms for Moree Secondary College's cricket, athletics/cross country, rugby union, league tag and swimming teams.

The cricket team had their first opportunity to wear their new sponsored shirts during matches in Warialda at the end of October.

The open boys cricket team travelled to Warialda on October 28, however they unfortunately went down by more than 100 runs.

Moree's best batsman was Tom Carter scoring 37, while the bowlers bowled more than 60 sundries which was the side's downfall.

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The under 14s boys cricket side then travelled to Warialda on October 30, also going down, this time by six wickets.

Best batsman was Callum Cooper with 27, supported well by Adam Annis-Brown. Riley O'Neill and Luke Annis-Brown bowled well.

Moree Secondary College then participated in an under 14s and under 16s rugby league nines gala day in Inverell on November 5.

The under 16s were undermanned but competitive, coming away with two wins, one draw and two losses.

The side suffered a number of injuries but played hard in the heat. Noah Humphries was the players' player for the day.

Meanwhile, the under 14s side had a faultless day under the coaching of Zac Sampson.

The boys were undefeated on the day with star performances from Jamie Knox-Greenaway and Corey Hourigan.

Twelve Moree Secondary College girls took part in a girls try rugby league day on November 10.

NRL development officer Luke Taylor ran the day, teaching the girls the basic skills of rugby league including passing, catching, drawing defenders and tackling.

The girls put their new skills to practice in a six on six game of rugby league in hot conditions. Some of the standouts were Lauren Appleby, Elsie Politis, Ashlyn Tape and Leila Murray.

The following day, students from years seven to 10 took part in a touch league gala day, also organised and coordinated by the North West NRL development team.

Both Moree Secondary College and St Philomenas had three teams participate on the day with fun had by all.

"It was a great initiative for the local schools to play off against one another," MSC sports teacher Matthew Trainor said.

The students had participated in skills clinics during Wednesday sport for the prior four weeks leading up to the gala day.