More than 400 girls will arrive on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow to take part in the annual All Girls Challenge carnival.
Being held this year at Caloundra, the three-day event will sees girls from across Queensland gather to play the game they love. The development camp - being held in conjuction with the challenge - will be held at Currimundi Sports and Recreation Ground.
With more than 32 teams taking part across the Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 - the event continues to grow, highlighting the increasing popularity of the game.
This year, Northern Territory players will being joining in the carnival, with teams entering in the Under 14 and Under 16 age groups.
The first day (Friday, July 8) will consist of a skills clinic which has 120 girls registered to participate.
The clinic will run from 10am to 2pm where young players will learn the basics of the game from NRL Game Development Officers and will also be able to get some tips from Queensland Women’s and Jillaroos representatives Steph Hancock and Libby Cook-Black.
The carnival starts at 4pm on Friday night at Caloundra while both Saturday’s and Sunday’s games start at 9am.
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On Saturday, the Under 14 Northern Territory and Caboolture Snakes (12.15pm) and Under 16 Northern Territory and Aspley Devils (12.45pm) will play as curtain-raiser games before the Intrust Super Cup game between the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Redcliffe Dolphins at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
These two games are another fantastic way to showcase the girls game to a broader audience.