Bluff carnival in it for the girls

THE Bluff-based Rugby League Multicultural carnival kicks into its second year tomorrow and this time it comes with a woman’s touch.

Five teams will contest for shield and plate honours, including Blackwater Crushers, the Highlanders and three teams from Woorabinda.

Midway through the afternoon, spectators will also be treated to an exhibition women’s match between Central Highlands and Bundaberg.

Event co-ordinator Lennie Comollatti said planning for this year’s carnival started pretty much after the final whistle last year.

“There has been a lot of work going out and getting sponsors, getting all the tents and seating ready,” he said. “All the girls from the Bluff club have been great with the catering side of things... it should be a great day with plenty of football.”

Teams will play 15-minute halves for the carnival until the finals when times will revert to 25-minute halves.

Lennie said additional sides were scheduled to play at the carnival but were forced to withdraw at late notice.

“I can understand why the Emerald teams couldn’t make it because of the floods, but I don’t know about the rest,” he said.

The first game starts at about 8.30am at Maccas Oval, Bluff.

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