Rugby League Northland, in partnership with the Muriwhenua Kuaka, launched the Kaitaia Mini Mod League for Years 5 and 6. The afterschool competition ran for four weeks and was played at Arnold Rae Park on Wednesday afternoons.
Three schools entered – TKKMO Pukemiro, Pompallier and Te Rangi Aniwaniwa, with a fourth team, the Muriwhenua All Stars, making up the numbers.
The Mini Mod Leagues was used as a pilot project for 2014. The plan for 2014 is to have an after school competition played on Wednesday’s in Term 2. Rugby League Northland have received expresssions of interest from another five Primary Schools for 2014, which will see 8 schools in total play. The additional five schools are – Kaitaia, Paparore, Ahipara, Oturu and Mangonui Primary Schools.
The Mini Mod League Competition will start on 16th April with an inter-schools festival.