Maitland Blacks Junior Rugby Club was named 2018 Rugby Club of the Year by NSW Rugby.

The club has 498 registered players, from under 7 through to 17s, including 79 girls, making up 38 teams across all formats.

“It’s a great club,” spokesperson Dan Leadly said.

“You learn good skills, we’ve got great coaches and the focus is on having fun, developing those skills and getting active.”

The club’s home base is at  Marcellin Park,   Lorn, just across the bridge at Maitland.

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