GETTING OUT: MAN VERSUS BEAST
Saddle up for annual Warwick Cowboys bull ride
THE sand is laid for tonight’s annual Warwick Cowboys Rugby League Bull Ride.
Warwick Cowboys Ambassador, Tiffany Cruice is expecting the club’s biggest turn out at Father Ranger Oval.
“We’re really hoping to get over a thousand attendees this year,” Mrs Cruice said.
“Most years we get crowds as big as 800.”
This year’s arena has six chutes ready for professional and first time riders to enter the ring.
Locals who are brave enough, the club will be taking nominations for riders up until 6pm and it costs $33.50 to enter.
“It’s good fun to watch our boys take on the bull and see if they can last the full eight seconds,” Mrs Cruice said.
“We don’t get a lot who can make the time but every year it is surprising to see who does.”
As one of the club’s major fundraising events, there will be something there for the whole family to enjoy.
The children can enjoy an ice-cream van, licorice stall, face painting and a jumping castle.
While you can pick out a last minute Father’s Day gift at the Cactus Belle western clothing and accessories stall.
For those who can’t handle the real beast, they can try their skills on a mechanical bull.
The night will have a half-time entertainment show, with a children’s bike up for grabs in a pingpong ball throw in the arena.
The child who picks up the winning ball will be presented with the bike donated by businessman Charlie Thorn.
A fundraising raffle will be drawn with the top prize a holiday to Noosa, following a fire pit and fuel voucher draw.
The canteen and bar will be operating throughout the evening with cash and Eftpos available on site.
Gates open at 5pm for a 6pm start, entry on the gate is $20 for adults and $15 for concessions.
HANG ON: Matt Sly takes on Flow Rider in the open bull ride at the Cowboys Rugby League Bull Ride.