The Rockhampton & District Junior Rugby League have set the 2016 dates for their annual Under 14 9-a-side carnival.

Next year, it will be held on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2016 (the middle weekend of the Easter School Holidays).

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Next year, the Carnival enters its fifth year and has a new message to promote. The Rockhampton Junior League has always promoted a strong community message for the children and all that have attended, beginning with “Positive or it’s Pointless” before embracing “dream, believe, achieve” in more recent years.

In 2016, the new message will be “you are never too tough, to talk to a mate”. This new message is in line with the carnival’s new naming charity partner Headspace Rockhampton.

The carnival will have ambassadors speaking to each team during the carnival about the message.

Headspace Rockhampton centre manager Stephen Simpson said the organisation were “pleased to be involved with a carnival that promotes healthy positive messages to our young people involved”.

All clubs are invited to save the dates and get their Under 14 sides involved in the fifth carnival to be held at Rockhampton.

Like previous years, all sides will play in a finals format; and depending on team nominations - all sides will play a grand final.

This year, allgames of the carnival will be played at Victoria Park.

Nomination forms will be available in January and will be available through QRL.com.au, RDJRL Charity Shield Facebook page or contacting Carnival Coordinator Michael Fletcher.

If anyone has any questions, contact Carnival Co-Ordinator Michael Fletcher on 0428 113 148.

*headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. 
Visit the website for more information and for a list of services: headspace