Sad­dle up for an­nual War­wick Cow­boys bull ride

Warwick Daily News - - WELCOME -

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.

Photo: Deanna Mil­lard

HANG ON: Matt Sly takes on Flow Rider in the open bull ride at the Cow­boys Rugby League Bull Ride.

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