2 July, 2021
Junior footballers tackle the Nate Myles Cup Carnival
A RECORD 27 teams from throughout North and Central Queensland competed for the Nate Myles Cup at the Under 13’s Rugby League Carnival played at Alley Park, Gordonvale last weekend.
Mackay team Brothers Bulldogs Blue defeated Townsville Centrals to take out the 2021 title.
The Brothers Bulldogs Blue Mackay team finished their pool games on 18 points, progressing to the Semi Finals against the local club, Edmonton Storm, with the visitors taking the spoils to meet Townsville club Centrals Gold in the Grand Final.
The final was a see-sawing affair with the Bulldogs overcoming a determined Centrals Gold 24-20.
The Piccones IGA sponsored carnival is held in recognition of one of the Far North’s favourite sons, former NRL star Nate Myles. Myles started his playing career as a 5-year-old playing his junior rugby league with the Southern Suburbs Junior Rugby League club.
Nate Myles Cup Champions – Brothers Bulldogs Blue Mackay
Player of the Carnival – Locklyn Thomas (Burdekin Roosters Blue)
Player of the Final – Adam McSherry (Brothers Bulldogs Blue Mackay)
Team Spirit Award –Dysart Bulls
Referee of the Carnival – Marcus Steinhart (Darwin)