Outback rugby league is going strongly with plenty of key events having taken place during the 2019 season.
This past weekend at Coolum; junior outback talents were on show with Under 14 and Under 16 Outback representative rugby league teams taking part in the Glyn Rees City Country Cultural Exchange hosted by the Coolum Colts.
There were also a number of girls teams taking part - showing the growth of the game across the state.
Despite the difficulties; outback rugby league has long be a place to find rugby league talent - with the likes of NRL regulars Kurt Capewell, Luke Bateman and Kurt Mann all crediting their junior days for their success today.
Watch them speak about their experiences below:
Queensland outback to the NRL
While the Coolum carnival was the last major tournament for outback players being staged this year; there is still plenty of rugby league to look forward to.
The men’s Outback representative team will head to Thursday Island in late July to play against the North Queensland United team.
The game will be played as the the curtain raiser to 'Get in the Game' Intrust Super Cup Country Week match between Northern Pride v Ipswich Jets on July 20.
There will also be grand finals staged for outback juniors at Roma on August 31, while Roma seniors will hold their grand finals on September 1.