League legends just around the corner

BIG NAMES: The International Legends of League will hit the Whitsundays next week with players including John Hopoate and Nathan Blacklock.
BIG NAMES: The International Legends of League will hit the Whitsundays next week with players including John Hopoate and Nathan Blacklock. Valerie Horton

RUGBY LEAGUE: Australian rugby league legends against local Whitsunday diehards, the International Legends of League match is just around the corner.

Featuring the likes of Petero Civoniceva and Scott Prince, the Whitsunday region is set for a week long line-up of events as the game of rugby league takes over the town, with the main event a match between the Australian All Stars and Whitsunday All Stars in Bowen.

Due to Cyclone Debbie, the Legends of League will be a free event on Saturday, May 20 with the Brahmans playing their A-grade match against Moranbah and a stack of other regional matches.

The league legends will visit schools on Wednesday and Thursday next week including Whitsunday Christian College, Proserpine State and High Schools as well as Bowen and Collinsville schools.

On Friday, May 19, a massive day of events are planned including a special bowls day for sponsors at Airlie Beach from 1pm and a cocktail function at Mantra Club Croc from 6.30pm.

The players will also appear at Whitsunday Shopping Centre on Saturday, May 20 at 10.30am.

Mantra Club Croc general manager Luke Harley said they were putting on special accommodation packages for the event as well as a cracker of a night on Friday, May 19.

"We have a 100 tickets available to the public for sale to come and interact with the players," he said.

"It's an opportunity for people to interact with the players. They are all good guys and they're here for a good cause. It's a chance for everyone at the event to have a drink and come say hello. It's a great opportunity to be part of that."

The cocktail event is an $80 four-hour food and beverage package with live auctions and raffles on the night and the chance to rub shoulders with some rugby league greats.

"The whole thing is going to be fantastic for a regional event," Mr Harley said.

Tickets can be purchased at Mantra Club Croc reception or by emailing clubcroc.conf@

League of Legends organiser Troy Byers said they were also seeking people interested in getting a free return bus to Bowen on game day, May 20, at 2pm. People interested should contact legendsofleague

Topics:  legends of league

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Children embrace being under eight

Lacey and Mia Appleton loved jumping around on the jumping castle at Under 8s Day last Friday at St Catherine's Catholic College.

Children had a ball at St Cath's Under 8s Day

Top prize won at Quest

SWITCHED ON: Summah Quinlan, Luke McNally and Noah Connell competing at the Quest for Knowledge event in Townsville.

St Cath's students took out the winning prize at the event

Proserpine High claims two league titles

CHAMPIONS: The Proserpine High open boys rugby league team who took out the Col Grosskreutz shield in Mackay.

High school wins first school boy titles in years.

Local Partners

Man has possible bleeding to the brain after one punch

A 28-YEAR-OLD man is in a serious condition after he was punched in the face at an Airlie Beach hotel overnight.

Debbie's graveyard: Major auction to clear written-off cars

Auto Repair and Towing Service owner Shane Muntelwit at the salvage yard behind Mackay Airport, which has become a graveyard for about 150 vehicles destroyed or written off by Cyclone Debbie.

A salvage yard has become a makeshift graveyard

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

WHEN it comes to shooting sex scenes, it’s no secret that every set has their own method.

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Big Pineapple festival safety concerns as 100s walk home

LONG WALK HOME: Many festival goers opted to take a dangerous walk home due to transport difficulty following the Big Pineapple Festival in Woombye on Saturday.

Big Pineapple festival-goers have braved dangerous walks home

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

Sally Skelton and Bojesse Pigram pictured after their battle performance on The Voice.

Sunshine Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

Why The Voice hasn't produced a star

Boy George responds to Brittania Clifford-Pugh's heart-warming message.

It's the industry, not the show, says Boy George

Home to a sex worker: Sordid history of iconic Coast shed

Milojevic Djordjevic's daughter Linda at the derelict shed on Yandina-Coolum Road.

The shed was once a liveable 'barrack'.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!