Emerald will host its very first International Legends of League event next month.
Game day will kick off at 2.00 pm on 10 September, with the main game starting at 6.30 pm at McIndoe Park.
The remainder of the four-day itinerary includes school visits, a coaching clinic and a corporate day.
International Legends of League Event Organiser, Craig Teevan, is grateful for the community support surrounding the event.
‘A big thanks to council for coming on board as the presenting sponsor, and a special mention to all the other sponsors involved too (listed below).
‘Their contribution helps to support this community event and fundraising for local clubs. Without their support, this event wouldn’t be able to happen!
‘We have experienced some great vibes around the community and are looking forward to a big crowd come September.’
The full list of event sponsors includes:
- Presenting Sponsor – Central Highlands Regional Council
- Major Sponsor Australia – Mining Skills Australia
- Major Sponsor Emerald – Kestrel Coal,
- Gold Partners – Sinalli Sportswear and Rebel
- Silver Sponsors – Activ Civil, Maraboon Tavern
- Bronze Sponsors – JRH Group, Ensham, AB Power, Sentinel Group, Central Highlands Mining Services, Hitachi
- Media Partners – WIN TV, Hit 94.7FM
- Community Health and Wellness partner – Queensland Government
- Minor Sponsors – GBA Consulting Engineers, Outback Flooring, Bidfood, Fresco Meats, Woolworths, Diageo
Mayor Kerry Hayes is excited for Emerald to host its first event in the series.
‘It’s great to see people flock in from all over the Central Highlands to be involved in the day,’ he said.
‘We had a fantastic day last year with the 70th event hosted in Blackwater and I’m sure this year will be no exception.
‘Pop on down to McIndoe next month to see the Australian team take on local Central Highland legends, it’s sure to be a great weekend!’ he said.
The Australian team is made up of NRL legends, including the likes of Scott Prince, Ben Hannant, Darren Smith, Greg Bird, Steven Bell, Brenton Bowen, Peter Gill, Sid Domic, Cliff Lyons, Jim Dymock, John Hopoate, Jaimon Lowe and Reggie Cressbrook.
The Central Highlands All-Star squad will include local players Brett Weatherley and Ben Kemp, with a full list of players released soon.
To keep up to date on the upcoming events, follow International Legends of League on Facebook.