Gympie to host State of Origin
GYMPIE will host a women’s State of Origin clash at Albert Park next month as the battle for supremacy between Queensland and New South Wales rages on.
The exciting match will be played on Saturday, June 26 as part of a blockbuster day of rugby league coinciding with the 100 Years of League in Gympie celebratory dinner at the Civic Centre the night before.
Also forming part of the day’s action at Albert Park will be a QCup match between City and Country to be televised live on ABC television.
Gympie players will hit their home turf as well, with all three Devils’ grades taking on Caloundra.
Meanwhile, the Wide Bay Reds will shape up to a Sunshine Coast side while the Rangers and Sunshine Coast play in C Grade representative footy.
Entry to the games will cost $6.
The Gympie Cooloola Rugby League Club is responsible for the weekend of celebrations, culminating in a special dinner at the Civic Centre on June 25 from 6pm.
The dinner will celebrate Gympie’s illustrious rugby league history, while also incorporating the Birth of Origin Show, featuring Tommy Raudonikis and Artie Beetson.
It’s a chance to hear some funny stories from two Kangaroo and State of Origin skippers.
Both former players were the original Origin captains and are members of the elite group of players to be named in the NRL’s 100 Greatest Players roll of honour.
Tickets to the dinner will not be available at the door but can be purchased in advance from Harcourts Real Estate, costing $50 per person, including dinner and the show.
Enquiries about the event can be directed to Gympie Cooloola Rugby League on 0400 719 954.
Stay tuned to The Gympie Times for more on Gympie rugby league’s biggest weekend of the year as the date approaches.