QRL hails Colts for top City-Council carnival
Jul
1
2015

IN A MAJOR highlight of the Queensland Rugby League calendar, the Glyn Rees City-Country Cultural Exchange was hosted by the Coolum Colts.

Queensland Rugby League Juniors Advisory Board chairman Geoff Orman said the concept was originally for outback boys to play extra football and have great experiences.

"The boys who have come are absolutely having a ball," Mr Orman said.

"They got to Brisbane on Thursday morning and went to a Broncos training session," he said.

"Then they came up and had a training session with the Sunshine Coast Falcons, which was really good of them to do under the circumstances.

"The Coolum club have also been unbelievable with all they have organised.

"Money raised by a club at these kinds of events normally goes to the club, but Coolum have organised raffles and donations to support the Ackerman family."

Queensland Rugby League operations manager (outback) Peter Rafter said teams were from all over Queensland.

"The outback team has representatives from places like Mt Isa, Charleville and Cloncurry and they spent 30 hours on a bus to get here," Mr Rafter said.

"The kids have all been really good together; it's all been about teamwork, the games have all been played in really good spirit and there are some real good kids here," he said.

Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson said Coolum Colts club was "worthy of special mention" as host.

"My hearty congratulations go to the organising committee and also the Coolum Colts Rugby League Club for the great work they have done in staging this," Cr Jamieson said.

"It's tremendous that rugby league has such foresight in creating carnivals like this.

"This event obviously creates great opportunities for young men and women from the far-flung areas of Queensland to come down to the Sunshine Coast and really enjoy themselves playing the sport they love, and at the same time see another pretty special part of Australia which is our Sunshine Coast."

Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Daily

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/qrl-hails-colts-for-top-carnival/2691630/ 

Upcoming Events
01
24
2020
The 2019 QLD Oztag Junior State Cup will see some of the best oztaggers from across the state compete for the cup!
01
31
2020
The AOCRA National Sprint Titles will see hundreds of paddlers competing across three huge days!
01
24
2020
The 2019 QLD Oztag Junior State Cup will see some of the best oztaggers from across the state compete for the cup!
01
31
2020
The AOCRA National Sprint Titles will see hundreds of paddlers competing across three huge days!
03
03
2020
Grab your oversized glasses and sequined jackets and prepare to paint the town yellow and pink - Sir Elton John is coming to the Sunshine Coast!
03
04
2020
Grab your oversized glasses and sequined jackets and prepare to paint the town yellow and pink - Sir Elton John is coming to the Sunshine Coast.
03
29
2020
Global sports entertainment leader Nitro Circus will return to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in three years next fall with their latest world tour, You Got This.
04
17
2020
A one day epic rock music festival featuring Live, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary!
05
16
2020
Sunshine Coast Stadium will host the Round 10 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between the Cronulla Sharks and the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.
06
19
2020
Sunshine Coast Stadium will host the 2020 Holden Women's State of Origin clash!
08
15
2020
Sunshine Coast Stadium will host the Round 22 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Vodafone Warriors.
See all Events

Have your next event at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Make a Booking
What's On

Become a Volunteer

Find out more

Like us on Facebook

Find out more

Follow us on Instagram

Find out more

Book a space

Find out more
Latest News
Dec
13
2019

Council plans for future of Sunshine Coast Stadium

Council has approved a concept design for an initial $68 million expansion ..
read more
Oct
29
2019

Sunshine Coast draws NRL big guns for 2020

Four National Rugby League heavyweights will do battle on the Sunshine Coas..
read more
See all News