MOUNT Isa Rugby League (MIRL) is set to host a range of junior representative carnivals this year in sure signs of the region’s promising talent.
Alec Inch Oval will host North West trials for both touch and rugby league in the coming months, but the biggest addition to the calendar is the Outback Junior Muster, which will take place in Mount Isa for the first time.
The yearly Queensland Rugby League (QRL) sanctioned event features teams from South West, Mount Isa, Mid West and Central West.
“It is a really big year for the juniors, which is a big focus for us,” MIRL president Masina Taule’alo said.
“We will host players from as far south as Charleville and central west areas to play off to make the Queensland Junior Outback teams.
“It’s a big deal for our community.
“We’ve really tried to grow that outback concept and having it in town will definitely help with that.”
The May 10 carnival will host the best of under-14s and 16s and Taule’alo believes hosting the tournaments will enable more North West players to attend without the burden of travel.
“By having these trials in Mount Isa it means our district teams don’t have to travel and provides the best opportunity for our kids to make the regional teams,” he said.
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