Tradition continues for footy fans
LOCAL league devotee's who make the journey to Clifton's Platz Oval this Saturday can look forward to a feast of footy.
The "Super Saturday" commences with junior rugby league fixtures from 9am between the Border Bears and home side the Wattles Warriors, before reaching a climax at 7pm when the Warwick Cowboys run on against the senior club Wattles Warriors to contest the 2012 Barrett Family Shield.
While the Barrett Shield earned tradition status in the Central and Southern Downs regions some years back, that tradition takes on extra meaning on Saturday given it is the 20th anniversary of the first time the Shield was contested.
The Barrett Family Shield was donated by the Barrett Family in 1993 as the prize for the annual Warwick Cowboys versus Wattles Warriors First Grade Pre-Season trial.
Wattles have won the Shield on eight occasions, Warwick are 10-time winners, with a drawn result in 2000.
The senior grade action kicks off this Saturday afternoon with the Under 18 clash between Warwick and Wattles at 4pm, followed by Reserve Grade at 5.30pm and the main game at 7pm.
The best and fairest player in the Barrett Shield "A" Grade clash will receive the "Terry Doyle Memorial Medallion", the award first presented in 2011 in memory of the former Wattles President and Life Member, won by Wattles forward Brady Glass.