Two Hunter teams set to vie for Bill Turner Cup and Trophy titles

Whitebridge High School and Hunter Sports High will carry home-town hopes of glory when the Bill Turner Cup and Bill Turner Trophy finals are staged at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility on September 5 and 6.

The national final series of the 39th Bill Turner Cup and the 27th Bill Turner Trophy will be contested by four boys’ and girls’ 15-years-and-under football teams respectively.

The eight teams remain from 800 who started the long-running competitions, which are contested along the East coast of Australia from Cairns to Melbourne.

Semi-finals will be played on September 5 with the national finals on the following day.

In Bill Turner Cup semi-finals action, Cavendish Road (Brisbane) take on Westfields Sports (Sydney) and Hunter Sports High are set to do battle with Maribyrnong College.

In the Bill Turner Cup semi-finals, Toowoomba Grammar meet Westfields Sports and Whitebridge High battle Penleigh & Essendon College (Melbourne)

There will also be third-place play-offs on September 6.

Cook rated coup for Waratahs

One of World Rugby’s top Oceania officials will be the guest speaker at the The Waratahs Rugby Union Club’s 2017 Sportsmen’s Lunch at The Sydney Junction Hotel on September 1.

President of The Waratahs Old Boys Association Ken Beveridge said it was an honour to have Bruce Cook, the general manager of Oceania Rugby, speaking at their annual function.