Max McMahon Oval was awash with colour on Sunday as the Maitland Saints hosted Hunter Junior AFL games from under 9s through to under-15.
The Saints have two teams in the under-9 competition and under 11s, including a composite Maitland-Wallsend team.
They also have teams at under-13, under-15 and under-17 levels.
Photographer Rick Merrick captured Sunday’s action for The Mercury.
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