Preparations in full swing for Intrust Super Cup game
RUGBY LEAGUE: In three weeks time the team on the top of the Intrust Super Cup ladder will be in the South Burnett to show footy fans why they are undefeated so far this season.
It is all hands on deck at the Nanango Stags in preparation of hosting the undefeated Sunshine Coast Falcons and fifth placed North Devils on Sunday, July 21 as part of the leagues annual country week.
Club president Rebecca Jackson said the committee had been meeting once a week to ensure everything went to plan.
"It has been smooth sailing and we are also giving a lot back to the community with the Nanango and Blackbutt Lions Clubs and South Burnett Eagles Nest running food stalls,” she said.
While it will be a boost for the town, Jackson said it would also have a positive impact on the region.
"We are not just doing it for Nanango, we are doing it for South Burnett football,” Jackson said.
"We are only a a small league but if we can show we can put on this it could attract other carnivals and events.”
At the 2018 South Burnett grand final 1000 people went through the Stags gates but this time the club are expecting up to 3000 fans at the Nanango ground.
It will not only be the cup players getting amongst the action with opportunities for aspiring South Burnett players to pull on their boots and learn from the best.
The players and coaches will run a coaching clinic for junior players on Saturday, July 20 from 3pm-4.30pm.
Jackson said that while the South Burnett is home to great volunteer coaches it would be a good experience for players to learn from people who make a living out of coaching.
On Saturday night the coaches and captains will entertain diners at the sportsman's dinner at the RSL.
The televised cup game will kick-off at 1.10pm but the action will start from 8am.
The under-12 Stags will play first, followed by the U14 Stags who will take on Chinchilla and then the South Burnett women's team.
Following the Falcons and Devils match the South Burnett U18 side will take on Dalby at 3pm.
The Falcons currently sit at the top of the ladder with 14 wins to their name from as many games while North Devils have won nine games and been defeated on five occasions.
When the teams met in round four, on March 31, the Falcons won 32-20.
To get the venue game ready the club have upgraded the dressing sheds, pulling out and replacing the leaking showers.
Entry to the game is $10 for adults and free for kids under 16-years-old.