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A reminder to rugby league fans to head out to Longreach next month to take part in two great community events.

Following a highly successful event in March last year, the Longreach 7s tournament will return bigger and better in 2015.

The annual tournament will take place on Saturday, February 28 and will again be held at the Longreach Showgrounds, with visiting clubs invited to register now to take part in the fun events.

Read a wrap of the 2014 event here: Tigers take out Longreach 7s

While the day will be busy with football; that evening will see the staging of the Longreach Emergency Services Masquerade Ball.

Raising money to assist with drought relief, the black tie and mask event will be held at the Longreach Civic Centre.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and champagne on arrival.

Tickets are $100 per person and are available at the QFES office.

For people from out of town who would like to purchase a ticket to the event – contact president of the Longreach Emergency Services Masquerade Ball Committee Trevor Mergard on 0430 154 391.

Download the flyer and visit the Facebook site for more information:

With $10,000 prize money to be won, the Longreach 7s tournament is set to be popular event with an Open Men’s and Open’s Women’s division being offered.

The women's games proved a successful addition to the carnival this year, with many punters talking more about their match than the men's games at the end of the day. 

Each team will play three pool games before the semi-final and finals matches.

To be accepted into the carnival, the $300 nomination fee and Team Nomination Form must be lodged by 5pm on February 13, 2015.

For more information about how to register, contact organisers Gavin Ballard on 0421 608 287 or Tim Penrose on 0475 468 107 and download the flyer below.

Information flyers:

Longreach 7s Rugby League Carnival flyer and Team Nomination Form

Longreach Emergency Services Masquerade Ball flyer