The All Schools Newcastle Knights Competition played its Grand Finals at McDonald Jones Stadium this week.
With a girl’s rugby league competition competing for the first time this year, primary schools and high schools were split into two days with winners set to go on to state finals.
Close to 6000 kids competed in the all-round competition this year, the highest ever number with 116 schools taking part.
NRL Game Development Officer Luke Lawrence said the competition was again a success.
“To get almost to the 6000 mark is a great achievement for rugby league in the area,” he said.
“With the girl’s rugby league this year it has made a huge difference.
“The girls have come a long way over the last five years since we started girl’s rugby league in the area and we reached more than 1000 girls over the four age groups in the all schools competition.
“It is great to see numbers have increased dramatically over the last couple of years and that will provide the pathways for future players.”
Under 10s B Division
Rosary Park Branxton 28 defeated Wiripaang Public School 14
Under 10s A Division
Scone Public School 22 defeated Valentine Public School 18
Central Hunter Girls Final
Gwandalan Public School 46 defeated St Brigid’s Raymond Terrace 16
Open Primary B Division
St Michael’s Nelson Bay 26 defeated Metford Public School 8
Open Primary A Division
Scone Public School 14 defeated St Paul’s Rutherford 10 (golden point)
Under 13s Boys
St Joseph's Lochinvar 48 defeated St Joseph's Aberdeen 0
Under 14s Boys
St Mary's Gateshead 32 defeated St Joseph's Lochinvar 12
Under 15s Boys
St Joseph's Aberdeen 64 defeated St Clare's Taree 4
Under 16s Boys
Warners Bay High School 50 defeated St Clare's Taree 6
Year 7/8 Girls
Hunter Sports High School 26 defeated MacKillop High School 12
Under 16s Girls
Callaghan College Wallsend 28 defeated Gorokan High School 16
St Mary's Maitland 18 defeated Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College 16