FRIENDS will become foes in the sporting arena next week.
Nanjing Night Net

BIG STAGE: Meg Haylen and Chelsey Ellis will compete in the PSSA State Touch Championships in Coffs Harbour next week.

For the past four years, Chelsey Ellis and Meg Haylen have been team mates as part of the Muswellbrook Mambas under-10s and under-12s.

But, next week, they will turn rivals when the duo heads to Coffs Harbour to compete in the PSSA State Touch Championships.

Ellis, a Year 6 student at Muswellbrook Public School, will represent Hunter while Haylen, a Year 6 pupil at St James’ Primary School, is scheduled to take the field for Polding.

Due to the size of the selection area for Polding, Haylen’s team will gather in Coffs Harbour the weekend before the tournament and have training sessions and trial matches.

However, the Hunter girls have been able to get together on several occasions since the squad was selected to practice their skills.

They even played a trial match against Nelson Bay at the weekend.

The girls will face 11 other NSW regions over three days, while both vying for selection in the state team.

In local touch news, the women’s, mixed and junior competitions will start on Monday, October 10.

Registration information days will be also be held at the Muswellbrook RSL Club on Saturdays, September 10 and 17, between 10am and 11.30am.

Juniors wishing to be placed in a team must register their name on either one of the above registration days.

Nominations for the NSW Touch Junior State Cup squads strictly close on Monday, October 17.

The annual general meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, starting at 6.30pm at the Muswellbrook RSL Club.

All interested Junior State Cup coaches and officials are invited to attend.

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