Visitors treated to activities

WITH Warwick rolling out the welcome mat for the Zone 5 Under 43kg Junior Rugby League Carnival, there is plenty of action to keep visitors and supporters entertained – both on and off the field.

The carnival kicked off yesterday, with registration at Father Ranger Oval. Weigh-in was at 2pm, followed by team photographs and a meet-and-greet where team coaches/managers received official welcome packs to distribute to all players.

Included in these packs were carnival itinerary/information booklets, the official carnival armband, flyers on WIRAC, and the carnival program.

This morning all teams will be congregating at the band rotunda, Leslie Park, Palmerin Street at 8am for a civic welcome to Warwick by our mayor, Ron Bellingham.

From there the teams will march along the footpath to Father Ranger Oval where the carnival will be officially opened by Australian representative rugby league player, Greg Platz.

The first game of the carnival kicks off at 9am.

An Officials Dinner and Lasagne Night has been arranged for families and supporters at the Warwick RSL on Monday evening.

On Tuesday, footy kicks off again at 8.30am and when the sun goes down, the committee has organised a Pizza and Trivia Night at 7pm at the Warwick Cowboys.

A great night is guaranteed.

Wednesday is a footy-free day, but an athletics carnival kicks off at 9am, with running, relays, ball games and a tug-of-war organised.

Players, try to get your coach and manager lined up to take part in a game of touch – coaches verses managers. See who outlasts who.

Wednesday afternoon is a free afternoon, where activities at venues such as WIRAC or the Warwick Twin Cinema can be attended.

A schnitzel night at the Warwick RSL has been organised for Wednesday night.

Again, come on down and enjoy the hospitality.

The third State of Origin is on this night, so all the televisions will be geared for this exciting game.

Footy resumes on Thursday with round 5 commencing at 8.30am.

After another exciting day at the footy, the return dinner will be held at Kings and the Warwick RSL.

A karaoke competition has been organised for all the players and coaching staff.

Friday footy kicks off early at 8.30am.

Friday sees the best four players from each side being selected to play in the city verses country team followed by a sausage sizzle for players and officials.

Presentations will commence at the conclusion of the City v Country game at 1.30pm.

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