Picture: Sullivan Oval – the home of the Stanthorpe Gremlins.
Alex Nolan / Stanthorpe Border Post (APN)
With just over four weeks until the Stanthorpe Gremlins host the Sunshine Coast Falcons v Burleigh Bears at Sullivan Oval, club representatives are hopeful that the snow will be gone by then.
The Stanthorpe Gremlins are hosting the live televised match on Channel 9 during the “QRL Country Week” of the Intrust Super Cup on Sunday, August 16.
A major dump of snow occurred in Stanthorpe today, the first major snow event since 1984.
The town is well known for its cold weather, award winning wineries, beautiful national parks, crunchy apples and the mighty Stanthorpe Gremlins. Established in 1974 the club is still the only known sporting club to have the GREMLIN as their club emblem.
The question was asked recently by the Stanthorpe organising committee if the two coastal teams would need ice baths after their encounter.
Planning for this massive weekend is well underway with the club organising a number of events leading up to the main game.
The club is planning numerous activities within the community including school visits and junior footy clinics.
The first major event will commence on Saturday, August 15 with the Stanthorpe Gremlins hosting a Gala Dinner at the local Stanthorpe Civic Centre; which is heated by the way.
The Stanthorpe Gremlins are hoping for a crowd of up to 3000 people on game day and would like to welcome all of the rugby league community in Queensland and NSW to attend this action packed weekend. Monies raised over the weekend will be used towards the second stage of their major Dressing Room Project.
Details of Stanthorpe Gremlins Gala Dinner:
When: Saturday, August 15, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Where: Stanthorpe Civic Centre
Cost : $60- Per person
3 Course Meal by Queensland College Wine Tourism
Entertainment by Marco Gliori, Comedian/Poet
Players from both Intrust Super Cup teams will be attending the dinner
MC will be Bernie Pramberg, well know journalist and Queensland Rugby League identity
Numerous NRL & QRL Special Guest Speakers
Raffles, and Sporting Memorabilia Auction
Book early numbers are limited
Details of Intrust Super Cup Game Day:
When: Sunday, August 16, 2015
Border Rugby League Games start at 10am
Main Game 1.40pm
Where: Sullivan Oval Stanthorpe
Cost: $10 Adults, $5- 15yr-17yrs, Under 15 Free, Tickets at the gate.
Corporate Tent: $125- pp 10.00am to 4pm. Premium Beer and Local Wine included between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, nibbles will be served throughout the day, Special Guests from QRL and NRL, prime location for viewing of games.
Part of proceeds from the gate will benefit the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Tickets to the Gala Dinner or Corporate Tent on game day can be purchased at Pure Heaven, 145 High St Stanthorpe, Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm, Saturdays 9am till 12pm Phone: 07 46 810 586, Cash, Chq or Direct Credit only.
For more Info: www.stanthorpegremlins.com.au or Facebook Page: STANTHORPE GREMLINS RLFC