The nib Newcastle Knights are calling on all young rugby league fans with the opportunity to become a ball boy or girl for the Club's Pathways teams in 2018.

It's a season long 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.

There will be a number of 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 Thursday December 14th, and only successful applicants will be notified.