MULGA CUP FOOTY
Mulga Cup a hit in Charleville
RUGBY LEAGUE: A tired yet happy bunch of kids from across western Queensland made the long drive home from Charleville at the weekend, marking the end of another season for under-11s district rugby league. .
Each team of little leaguers played five games at the Mulga Cup Carnival, mingling with children from across the region and some from the city.
Hosted by Charleville Football Club and played at the showgrounds, six U11 teams played for the title. They were the Benderoo Bulls, Wandoan Wildcats, Roma Mixed, Central West, the Western Ringers and Capalaba Warriors.
The well-travelled Warriors from the eastern suburb of Brisbane ultimately won the day, claiming victory in four games, drawing one and taking out the grand final.
For all teams, making it to Charleville for the carnival was half the battle. But it was also a testament to the families in the Western Rugby League, said Benderoo Bulls volunteer Ange Latham.
“Everyone travelled a fair way to get there – certainly the Central West who have players from as far out as Longreach and Blackall, and the carnival saw players from Cunnamulla too.
“Even the guys at Wandoan, they had to travel a bit further than us. Our players are from the Surat so they’ve got extra miles to go as well, but Capalaba was definitely the most travelled.
“Everyone puts in a big commitment – all the parents and coaches and team managers – to do the driving for the kids, and it’s so good to see carnivals like this well supported with all the teams coming so far.”
LITTLE LEAGUE: The Benderoo Bulls joined five other teams in Charleville at the weekend to compete for the Mulga Cup.
Central West Barbarians at the Mulga Cup.
Wandoan Wildcats at the Mulga Cup.
Western Ringers at the Mulga Cup.