SMOKE AND ICE: JC Davis holds on in Toowoomba for the PBR All Star Challenge bull ride.
SMOKE AND ICE: JC Davis holds on in Toowoomba for the PBR All Star Challenge bull ride. Nev Madsen

Emerald PBR helps local sporting clubs

THE four Emerald rugby league clubs who call McIndoe Park home will benefit from this year's Rural Weekly Professional Bull Riding series.

Emerald Tigers, Cowboys, Tigers juniors and Brothers will combine to provide catering and volunteers for this event.

Emerald Tigers president Jay Edwards said it was a great opportunity for all four clubs to get McIndoe Park "up to speck".

"It's really good for all of us," Edwards said.

"Australian Regional Media (CQ News) gave us the opportunity to make some money which we can put back into the field.

"We really need to re-dress the field, all four clubs are trying to get McIndoe Park up to speck.

"We know it's a good facility, it just needs a few upgrades."

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McIndoe Park lighting has long been a problem at the grounds and is one area where the money raised will be used.

Emerald Cowboys president James Verzeletti said it was important the clubs "worked together".

"We have a couple of big things like the lighting especially and the field itself are the two main ones," Verzeletti said.

"We want to put a roof on the main clubhouse as well.

"We upgraded the concrete a while back but it would be nice to give the kids some shade.

"The joint definitely needs a lot of work; it's really important that all the clubs work together and pool their resources."

The PBR sanctioned event swings into action on November 28 with some of the best professional riders taking to the stage.

Emerald PBR

  •  When: Saturday, November 28. Gates open at 5pm, Bull Ride from 7pm and After Party kicks off at 9.30pm
  • Where: Alan McIndoe Park, Opal St, Emerald
  • Tickets: From $30 adult, purchase online http://www.ruralweekly.com.au and at CQ News from counter - pre-purchase and save.

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