The Kiama Junior Rugby Club is to host three divisions of the NSW Country Rugby Union Championships next May.
“As the venue for the Illawarra Zone, the 16s Girls and 18s Boys and Girls will be competing here,” says Juniors President Ryan Mcilwaine.
“That will mean 600 players coming to town, along with their supporters.
“I think the event will bring 1500-2000 people to town for the weekend.”
A strong zone, Ryan says the Illawarra usually makes the finals in each age group at the Championships.
“NSW and Country selectors will be at the games, and the standard in these higher divisions is always good.”
The hosting bid was won with the support of Kiama Council and Destination Kiama, and is believed to be a first for the Junior Club.
The weekend tournament will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Kiama Rugby Club.