This weekend, more than 500 junior players, officials and volunteers from throughout Central Division will converge on the South Burnett community of Kingaroy for the inaugural Central Division Junior Carnival.

In a first for the Division, four regional teams will attend the carnival with the primary purpose of selecting the Central Crows teams to compete at the State Junior Carnival later in the month.

Division Manager Glenn Ottaway indicated that the focus of the carnival was very much on positive participation.

“This program has been created to provide as many participants as possible with an opportunity to be part of the representative pathway,” he said.

“While all teams are there to compete we are very focused on ensuring that the carnival is more about the positive experience for those that attend.”     

This experience will no doubt extend to beyond the playing field. 

To meet the accommodation demand, the Division has sourced accommodation for all teams and officials through a company called Tent City. 

The Kingaroy Showgrounds have been converted to a makeshift camping ground which will be home for all participants over the weekend.

“Not only does this environment create a great atmosphere around the carnival it alleviates the pressure on local accommodation,” Ottaway said.

“There will be many families travelling to the region for the weekend to watch their kids play.  I am sure we will all appreciate the great hospitality of the Kingaroy community.”

To follow all the action of the carnival, follow: http://bit.ly/2016QRLCentralJuniorCarnival

This will be updated live so supporters can track the action as it happens. 

A full review, including photo gallery will be available via www.QRL.com.au following the carnival.

Below: Kingaroy Showgrounds have turned into a Tent City for the upcoming carnival