All clubs that wish to take part in the Rockhampton & District Junior Rugby League Under 14 Headspace Charity Shield Carnival are being reminded to get their registrations in before they close this week.

The carnival will be held in Rockhampton on Friday, April 1-2 (this is the middle weekend of the Easter School Holidays).

Download the carnival nomination form and rules here

This year, the 9-a-side 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. The organisers are pleased to announce former NRL, State of Origin and Test players including PJ Marsh (NRL Ambassador), Matt Sing, Jason Hetherington, Jamie Simpson and Justin Loomans have come on board to support the cause.

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.

As in previous years, all sides will play in a finals format and depending on team nominations; all sides will play a grand final. All games will be played at Victoria Park over the two days.

Nomination forms are available through QRL.com.au, RDJRL Charity Shield Facebook page or by contacting carnival coordinator Michael Fletcher at bridget2707@westnet.com.au.

Any questions can be directed to Michael Fletcher on 0428 113 148.