A COLLECTION of Under 15 girls teams from Emu Park (near Rockhampton), Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast travelled to Kingaroy to test their skills against each other in a 9-a-side competition.




Bundabergs Jayden Stibbards was the Player of the Carnival


With so much interest in girls rugby league in the South Burnett, the Kingaroy Red Ants hosted an All Girls Under 15 Club Challenge with the support of the NRL, QRL and Sunshine Coast JRL.


With competitions already wrapping up for 2013, the Kingaroy Girls Under 15 team needed someone to play; so the NRL decided to put on a carnival to allow the girls from towns that did not have a competition this year to play against some other towns.


A team from Emu Park as well as two teams from Bundaberg joined the teams from Caboolture, Palmwoods, Nambour and Beerwah to play the new teams from Kingaroy.


Round Robin games were played through the morning with points awarded for each try scored and a bonus of five points for a win.


This helped rank the teams in each pool allowing for a play-off across the pools.


Nambour came out the champions with Kingaroy Black team only two points behind and Caboolture in third place.


Bundabergs Jayden Stibbards was the Player of the Carnival voted on by the referees and NRL staff.


All players, officials and spectators are to be commended on the spirit of the day and the attitude with which the games were played.


The concept will continue into 2014 and possibly grow to allow other age groups to participate.