What's happening in Manning sport this weekend

Jake Dunn surfing in the opening round at Kiama.
Jake Dunn surfing in the opening round at Kiama.

SOME of the most promising bodyboarders in NSW will contest the second round of the State championships in the Harrington area this weekend.

Surfing started on Friday and will finish on Sunday.

Jake Dunn from Harrington was the cadet champion in the opening round held at Kiama and will be surfing in his home waters this weekend.

Former NRL star Michael Buettner will make a special one-off appearance for Taree City in the Group Three Rugby League game against Wingham at the Jack Neal Oval on Saturday.

This will be part of a promotion to assist Can Assist, an organisation that provides practical and financial assistance to local cancer patients.

Winner of the first grade game will take home the Kristylea Bridge Charity Cup.

There'll only be one other Group Three game this weekend, with Macleay Valley to host Forster-Tuncurry on Saturday.

The Glowalman junior rodeo competition will conclude at Wingham Showground on Saturday.

The tri-series started at Nabiac on Tuesday then went to Gloucester on Thursday before Wingham's event.

It's going to be a big weekend for 18 Taree AFL Auskick juniors who will play at halftime of the Sydney Swan/Carlton game at the SCG on Saturday.

Old Bar Clams assure they'll be right to play Gloucester on Saturday at Old Bar in Lower North Coast Rugby.

The Clams were forced to forfeit last weekend's game to Forster-Tuncurry but say they'll have the numbers this weekend.

In other games Manning Ratz host Myall Coast while Forster-Tuncurry tackles Wallamba at Tuncurry.

Taree Leagues and Sports Club will be the venue for the Three-Way bowls challenge on Saturday.

This will feature representative teams from the Manning, Hunter and Upper Hunter.

The leading team in the Football Mid North Coast Premier League plays the side coming last on Saturday.

Wallis Lake has 26 points, 20 more than Saturday's opponent, Wingham for the game at Forster.

Taree Wildcats and Port FC meet at Omaru Park while Old Bar heads to Kempsey to meet Kempsey Saints, Port Saints and Port United clash and Camden Haven does battle with Macleay at Laurieton in other fixtures.

On Monday Taree-Wingham Race Club has an eight race card programmed at the Bushland Drive track.

The club is preparing for the official opening of the Don Hopkins Gateway on Friday, July 25.

Racing NSW chairman John Messara and CEO Peter V'landys will both be in attendance.