CANOBOLAS Rural Technology High School expects to shine in the touch football and softball in today's opening CKC Cup round.
The Orange school will host Cowra High today in the inter-school competition, which also includes Kelso High.
The competition is for students in years seven to 10, while children in year 11 help to referee, coach and perform general duties.
Canobolas teacher Monique Christie-Johnson said the Orange students were hoping for a strong opening performance.
"We weren't competitive last year," she said.
"This year the same sports will be played in each round and we're hoping to do well.
"We should be competitive in touch football and softball."
This is the third year the CKC Cup has been run but this will be the first time the same sports will be held at each venue.
In the previous two years, each school ran the sports they were most capable of hosting.
This year all three schools will compete in hockey, touch football, volleyball, softball, netball, soccer and basketball.
There will also be debating.
All the sports will be divided into games for years seven and eight teams as well years nine and 10 sides.
Canobolas is expected to have between 150 and 200 students involved in the CKC Cup.
Cowra will host Kelso on August 28 and Canobolas will travel to Kelso on August 31.
In today's event, netball, volleyball and basketball will be played at the Orange PCYC, touch football, softball and football will be held at Anzac Park while the debating will be decided at Canobolas High.
The day will start at 9.15am and finish at 2pm.
Any businesses wishing to sponsor the annual event can call Canobolas Rural Technology High School