Our Junior Magpies had a busy action packed weekend celebrating the Junior Appreciation Round. On Friday night our juniors were invited by the South Sydney Rabbitohs to participate in a Junior Appreciation March Past at ANZ stadium prior to the prime time NRL match Rabbitohs versus Sharks. Despite the cold a large group of our Junior Magpies and families descended upon ANZ stadium where our junior players were very enthusiastic and eager to take the field to represent the Asquith Magpies. Our Magpies, led by president Mick Tickner, were very animated and vocal in the lead-up to their march past and the Asquith club song could be heard emanating from the depths of the tunnels below ANZ stadium. When our junior magpies emerged from the tunnel they were all beaming from ear to ear, waving to the crowd and high-fiving along the perimeter of the oval. Afterwards our Magpie families settled in to watch the NRL match and were treated to the Rabbitohs thumping the Sharks. The following morning our Under 6’s and Under 7’s were fortunate to play their Round 8 football match at the iconic North Sydney Oval. Our mini magpies were assisted with some on-field help in the form of the North Sydney Bears players, who during the game of play, provided encouragement, coaching and some insider player tips. Our littlest magpies were even treated to a half-time pep talk by Barney the Bear! Afterwards our junior magpies were able to participate in some fun skills and drills set up by PlayNRL and the North Sydney Bears and formed a guard of honor for the Bears ISP match against the Dragons. See how much fun our magpies had during Junior Appreciation Round below.