The outback town Longreach will once again host their annual 7s competition in March this year, with teams from across the state expected to take part.
The carnival will be held on Saturday, March 19 at the Longreach Showgrounds and will provide a fun pre-season hit-out for teams and fans.
This year’s event will mark 20 years since the Longreach 7s were started in honour of a very talented football player – Jarrod Moore.
Longreach Senior Rugby League want to celebrate the 20 years and are hoping clubs from the Central West along with any neighbouring leagues will be able to participate.
Brisbane Easts are the reigning champions and it is hoped they will return again this year to defend their title.
There will be both an Open Men’s and Open Women’s division and all players wishing to take part will need to be registered with the QRL.
It is hoped that a representative from the Australian Jillaroo will be able to attend the day to watch the women’s games and provide some tips to players.
Each squad can be made up of a maximum of 20 players with 14 to be used for each game.
As well as playing for fun, up to $5000 worth in prize money is on offer for the final winner and runner up, Player of the Carnival, the Dash of Cash and Women’s Finalists.
You still have time to register, with team nomination forms and $300 fee not due in until Friday, March 11.
For more information about the event, contact co-ordinators Gavin Ballard on 0421 608 287.