Northern NSW Development Tour Day 1 Wrap

The Australian Oztag Development team left Sydney yesterday for an eight hour drive north and stayed the night in the small country town of Warialda.

For the Manly Sea Eagles tragics out there, Warialda is the home town of Noel “Crusher” Cleal and has a population of just 1,120 people.

The first sets of clinics that the team ran were at Warialda Primary School, with all classes in the school getting involved from Kindergarten all the way up to Year 6.

The team then headed west for 25 minutes to the smallest town that any of them had ever been to. The name of the town was called Gravesend with the population listed at just 276 people.

Gravesend had a pub, a general store, a post office and a primary school. Gravesend Primary School had a total of 27 students with every student getting involved in today’s clinic and loving it! They asked if the team would be back again same time next year.

After the Gravesend clinic, the team headed back to Warialda to check out the local Oztag league. They must have been a good luck charm as the drought stricken town received a much needed heavy downpour, with some locals saying it’s the biggest downpour of rain in two years!

The development team have now just arrived in another small town called Bingara with another action packed day in store for tomorrow.