These little piggies race to the finish line at the Porker Sprints at Clifton.
These little piggies race to the finish line at the Porker Sprints at Clifton. Diane Essery

Porky little athletes

WATTLES Warriors president Aaron Scheid believes the success of the Porker Sprints at Clifton on Saturday has given the club a good kickstart to the 2013 season.

The Porker Sprints were held on the side of the rugby league field at Platz Oval.

"We made $4000 on the races and hope to make more from the canteen and bar," Mr Scheid said.

The fundraiser attracted a crowd of 80.

There were eight pigs and six races.

Mr Scheid said the pigs ran a bit better than expected.

"I have been training them out at the farm for a couple of weeks," he said.

The eight-week-old pigs were auctioned off at the end of the night.

Most were bought by a dairy farmer.

The club president said two of the pigs auctioned at the end went for $300 each.

"We will probably have it again at the start of next season," he said.

"The kids loved the pig races and had fun on the jumping castle."

On the field, Wattles will play their first trial game against Warwick for the Barrett Shield at Father Ranger Oval on February 23.

Games will be played in all three grades.

Wattles are seeking a second trial game after the cancellation of the Toowoomba pre-season knockout.



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