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Chinchilla prepares for Central Junior Carnival

This weekend, more than 500 junior players, officials and volunteers from throughout Central Region (Division) will converge in Chinchilla for the annual Central Region (Division) Junior Carnival.

In its third year, four regional teams will attend the carnival with the primary purpose of selecting the Central Crows teams to compete at the State Junior Championships early next month.

Division (Region) Manager Glenn Ottaway indicated 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.

Just like at the inaugural junior carnival in Kingaroy, the Division (Region) has sourced accommodation for all teams and officials through a company called Tent City to meet the accommodation demand.

The Chinchilla 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 and I am sure we will all appreciate the great hospitality of the Chinchilla community."

For those in the Western Downs area, spectators are welcome at Bulldog Park, Chinchilla over the two days with games commencing on Saturday and Sunday from 9am.

The Division will be live scoring all games and live streaming all games on Field 1 throughout the weekend to allow spectators to support their favourite region.

To follow all the action via live scoring, click here.

To watch the live stream of the carnival (Field 1), visit the Central Rugby League Facebook page.

Each region's team lists will be posted on later this week.

See below for this year's carnival draw.

2018 DRAW

Saturday, June 9

9am Under 13B Mustangs v Capras Under 14B Bulls v Falcons
10am Under 14B Mustangs v Capras Under 13B Bulls v Falcons
11am Under 14G  Mustangs v Capras Under 16B Bulls v Falcons
12pm Under 16G  Mustangs v Capras Under 14G Bulls v Falcons
1pm Under 16B  Mustangs v Capras  Under 16G Bulls v Falcons
2pm Under 13B  Falcons v Mustangs Under 14B Capras v Bulls
3pm Under 14B  Falcons v Mustangs Under 13B Capras v Bulls
4pm Under 16G  Falcons v Mustangs Under 14G Capras v Bulls
5pm  Under 14G  Falcons v Mustangs Under 16B Capras v Bulls
6pm Under 16B  Falcons v Mustangs Under 16G Capras v Bulls

Sunday, June 10

9am Under 14B Mustangs v Bulls Under 13B Falcons v Capras
10am Under 13B Mustangs v Bulls Under 14B Falcons v Capras
11am  Under 14G  Mustangs v Bulls Under 16G Falcons v Capras
12pm  Under 16G  Mustangs v Bulls Under 16B Falcons v Capras
1pm  Under 16B  Mustangs v Bulls Under 14G Falcons v Capras
2pm Announcement of Central Crows Teams
Just like the inaugural carnival in Kingaroy (below), Tent City will be built again to meet the accommodation demand.
Just like the inaugural carnival in Kingaroy (below), Tent City will be built again to meet the accommodation demand.