The Arthur Beetson Foundation has announced the 2016 Deadly Choices Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri Rugby League Carnival will take place at Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe, from September 21-24.
The carnival is renowned for showcasing outstanding Indigenous rugby league talent with teams from the Gold Coast in the south east to Badu Island in Torres Strait travelling to Redcliffe for a festival of footy and cultural events.
Three competitions take place over four days, including Under 15 Boys, Open Women’s and Open Men’s. Some exciting additional events and activities will be announced very soon.
Team Nominations open from Monday, May 16 and information can be accessed from www.murrirugbyleague.com.au
Importantly, the carnival is much more than a series of rugby league games as it also has a major focus on health and education. All players have to complete a “Health Check” as a requirement to participate and all Under 15 male participants must have a 90% school attendance rate in the three months prior.
QRL Chairman Peter Betros said: “This carnival highlights the great reach the game of rugby league has across Queensland and the Arthur Beetson Foundation should be congratulated for providing this opportunity for so many to get involved.”
Brad Beetson, son of the late Arthur Beetson and Board Member of the Arthur Beetson Foundation, said: “Dad was always passionate about improving the lives of young Indigenous people and it’s great that the Foundation can continue this by using his other great passion of rugby league as the vehicle to do so”.
Murri Rugby League is also pleased to announce that Francis Renouf has taken on the role as Carnival Manager for 2016.
Further Information: Francis Renouf:- 0427 392 321