League fans have a real chance to Get Into The Game
PLACES like Bundaberg, Dalby, Blackall, Charters Towers, Innisfail and Stanthorpe provide the heartbeat to rugby league and sometimes the grassroots fans might feel left behind by the sport.
But on the weekend of August 15-16 these places get a boost when they hold Round 23 of the Intrust Super Cup.
The Queensland Rugby League confirmed Salter Oval will host a game the CQ Capras and Tweed Heads Seagulls on August 15 in a big day of football at the ground.
Other matches in the Get In The Game country week
Saturday, Aug 15: Norths Devils v Mackay Cutters - Dalby
Saturday, Aug 15: Easts Tigers v Souths Logan Magpies - Blackall
Sunday, Aug 16: Townsville Blackhawks v Ipswich Jets - Charters Towers
Sunday, Aug 16: Redcliffe Dolphins v Northern Pride - Innisfail
Sunday, Aug 16: Sunshine Coast Falcons v Burleigh Bears - Stanthorpe
TBA, PNG Hunters: Wynnum Manly Seagulls, Goroka, PNG
Now a permanent fixture on the QRL calendar thanks to the support of the Queensland Government, Get in the Game Country Week provides a unique opportunity for our teams to engage with local rugby league clubs and regional communities.
Minister for Sport and Racing, Bill Byrne, encouraged regional fans to embrace the occasion.
"The Queensland Government has committed $100,000 over two years for Country Week, which forms part of the Get in the Game initiative aimed to support grassroots sport and recreation," Minister Byrne said.
"Regional Queensland is the heartland of rugby league and promoting opportunities for our regions to showcase their communities to the rest of the State is so important.
"Events such as Country Week also encourages our kids to get active, while also having fun."
Further details, including kick off times and an outline of community activities in each area, will be announced by Minister Byrne and the QRL in coming weeks.
The last fixture round of the BRL A-grade games at Salter Oval on August 15 are: Easts v Wallaroos, Brothers v Waves, Wests v Isis.