Carcoar Crows return to footy

Crow bar: Aaron Howarth, with his son Wyatt, and Rory Stonestreet are looking forward to the Western Community Cup. Photo: Dane Howarth.
Crow bar: Aaron Howarth, with his son Wyatt, and Rory Stonestreet are looking forward to the Western Community Cup. Photo: Dane Howarth.

The last time that the Carcoar Crows took to the field in a serious competitive manner was in 2001, and this Saturday they're taking part in a competition that's certain to be entertaining.

Years ago every small town in NSW could field a league side of some sort, and Country Rugby League are bringing that spirit back with a new competition that includes the likes of the Carcoar Crows.

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The Western Rugby League's inaugural Community Cup will provide an opportunity for the Crows, along with CSU Mungals, Burrangong Bears and the Orange Barbarians to enjoy the fun and atmosphere of a short round-robin style footy competition.

Crows organiser Adam Lowe said that the side was all locals with a fair bit of Blayney Bears talent thrown in.

"We have a few young Carcoar locals as well as some Bears talent and some guys that haven't played for a few years all coming for a run," he said.

Spread over four weeks the competition is designed for communities that struggle to sustain a team in a traditional competition.

"It's 11 a side and 15 minute halves with flexible rules regarding numbers playing and things like that," Lowe said.


This Saturday they're heading to Spring Hill for the first round with their first match scheduled for 1:45pm.

They will be playing in Carcoar on September 7.