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REGISTRATIONS are now open for the inaugural North Queensland Cowboys Schoolgirl Challenge being held in Townsville in September.

The event comes off the back of similar successful schoolgirl challenges hosted previously by the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast Titans in south east Queensland where a total of 108 teams over two years have taken part.

Girls of all ages and abilities are invited to test their rugby league skills against other schools across North Queensland at the day being held at Brothers Leagues Club, Townsville on Friday, September 6.

It is tackle; not tag or touch and First Aid officers and referees will be provided on the day. Depending on your location, organisers may also be able to assist your team prepare for the carnival with expert coaching by NRL staff.

The one day event will provide girls aged 11-18 the chance to play with girls and against girls in the sport they have admired from the sidelines for years.

Some of the girls will have played with the boys in the junior years, but many will be trying the game for the first time.

Having been involved as a coach in the Broncos Challenge in 2011, current World Cup Champion and Mackay local, Jillaroo Renae Kunst is thrilled the girls of North Queensland are being given the opportunity to play rugby league like the boys in their own stand-alone carnival.

To nominate, schools are encouraged print out the attached nomination form out and either scan or fax it to Jo Breakspear at or fax to 3367 6075 .

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North Queensland Cowboys Schoolgirls Challenge:

When:Friday, September 6, 2013

Venue: Brothers Leagues Club, Golf Links Drive Kirwan

Times: 9.30am-2pm

Ages: Under 13, Under 15 and Opens

Numbers/Field: 9 a side (up to 15 in a team) on a slightly modified field
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