Country Week in Barcaldine

The Get in the Game County Week round of Intrust Super Cup games were a great success, with areas across Queensland hosting some great games.

Not only did the hosting clubs get to showcase some great football, a number of community events also took place in the lead-up to the main games.

In Barcaldine where the Souths Logan Magpies and Norths Devils travelled for their match, there was a hive of activity on game day (Saturday, July 23), with Country Week Coordinator Barcaldine Charmain Acton thanking all involved in making the weekend a success.

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Country Week celebrations in Barcaldine

A great day of rugby league action from the coaching clinic for children, girls come and try, juniors then the Intrust Super Cup game between Souths Logan Magpies and Norths Devils followed by Ilfracombe Scorpions v Longreach Tigers then Barcaldine Sand Goannas v Winton Devils.

There are so many people to thank – I hope I don't forget anyone.

Queensland Rugby League and Intrust Super Cup Competition for providing Barcaldine an opportunity to host “Get in the Game” Country Week.

Thank you QRL Competition Manager David Maiden and QRL Managing Director Rob Moore. Appreciate your support of this event in Barcaldine.

A sincere thanks to Terri Weatherley and Brett Weatherley who co-ordinated the Girls Come and Try Day (including participation game) along with Kailah Rogers.

To the NRL Development Staff Stephen Hamilton, Rod Dahl and Dominic Draper – we appreciate your attendance to provide a coaching clinic and referee development. Congratulations to Kye Hansen who became the latest Central Division Referees Development Recruit.

NRL Ambassador Roy Asotasi – thanks for making the trek to Barcaldine.

The State of Origin shield was on display – thanks to Arthur Eustace-Earl for arranging for people to get up close and personal with this piece of history.

To the Intrust Super Cup teams Souths Logan Magpies and Norths Devils, it was wonderful to have you in Barcaldine and thanks for a great game of footy.

Barcaldine Community – accommodation, meals, attractions, groceries, transport – you all made the weekend possible.

QRL Staff – Dinah Glykidis (your assistance was invaluable) and Rob (awesome job of ground manager and emcee)

Match Officials - Tim, Pete, Marcus, Malcolm, Geoff, Michael, Bruce and Steven (congratulations on your A Grade debut Steven).

Timekeeping and scoring – Bradley Mutton and Gay Gesch.

Barcaldine Regional Council – the staff did an amazing job in getting venues and field prepared (as best as they could with all the recent rain).

Clubs - Winton, Longreach, Ilfracombe and Blackall. Appreciate everyone coming over to participate or spectate.

Central West Rugby League for your support.

Bus drivers – Jim, Neil, Kero and Quacka. They did a great job of transporting the teams around.

Toni Austin and Jenna Peut – organising a great Ladies Day and raising funds for RFDS.

Barcaldine Senior Rugby League & Barcaldine Junior Rugby League - thanks to the many volunteers who helped prior, game day & post event.

Ball boys – thanks to these young lads for helping out and Phil Mitchell for organizing.

Country Committee – Garry Bettiens, Katherine Stewart, Jane Wren, Beccy Lockie, Kate Williams, Toni Austin, Jenna Peut and Kerrod Power (thanks for doing the advertising).

This event would have not been possible without your assistance and support; thank you everyone who came along and supported the day. Simply awesome and a fabulous weekend.