Lummy Lumsdon, Keiran Lawler, Adam Hamilton and Darren Martin keen for rugby league action to begin when Valleys and Wallabys start vying for the preseason challenge once again.
Lummy Lumsdon, Keiran Lawler, Adam Hamilton and Darren Martin keen for rugby league action to begin when Valleys and Wallabys start vying for the preseason challenge once again. Luka Kauzlaric

Wallabys out to avenge loss at pre-season Valleys challenge

WHILE joking that his club should never have picked Valleys to play against in today's pre-season challenge, Wallabys president Adam Hamilton said his club was keen to finally get one over its fierce rivals.

After three years of losses, the Wallabys have another reason to triumph over Valleys - seeking revenge for last year's A-grade grand final loss.

"We have never won it - they have owned it since we started," Hamilton said.

"We should have picked someone easier to play against," he said with a laugh.

On the back of a brilliant 2013, Valleys will be playing for a fourth win in a row in the challenge that began in 2011.

Even though it was be a pre-season match, Valleys president Keiran Lawler said his side would be gunning to bring the trophy back again.

"You can't play footy and not be competitive," he said.

"It has always been close, only ever one match in it."

And the challenge also provides the clubs with something not seen in the season of regular play - all the junior and senior teams playing at one venue on one day - beginning in the morning and continuing until the evening.

Played at Valleys home ground on Aerodrome Rd, the event will also give the club chance to grow closer - from kids to adults - and raise some money for the home team.

Both presidents know the event is special and said it would be one of the best opportunities to check out all levels in one day.

"We would like to encourage all supporters to take the time to come and watch," Hamilton said.

"Even any kids looking to join," Lawler added.