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The Newcastle Knights is calling on all young rugby league fans with the opportunity to become a ball boy or girl for the Club’s Harold Matthews (Under 16s) and SG Ball (Under 18s) teams in 2017.

It is a nine-week commitment plus the possibility of finals football, and provides a genuine pathway to becoming an NRL ball kid in future years.

All boys and girls between the ages of eight and 12 are eligible for the position, with the Harold Matthews and SG Ball seasons running from February to April of 2017.

There will be approximately five trips to Sydney during the season, with travel available on the team bus.

You can apply HERE by filling in your details and telling us in 25 words or less why you want to be a ball kid for the Knights.

Applications close on Wednesday November 23, and only successful applicants will be notified.