Obe Geia Challenge kicking off this week
Tuesday 16 October 2012 5:22 PM
Cowboys assistant coach Terry Matterson and students from Heatley State School have helped to officially launch the 2012 Evolution Mining Obe Geia Challenge, a unique junior rugby league carnival to be held on Palm Island on Friday.
The Challenge, now in its fourth year, allows teams from Townsville District schools to travel to Palm Island to play five games of rugby league in a day as well as enjoying a cultural experience.
This year, Matterson will be heading over to the island for the day to show his support for the carnival and watch his son compete in the competition.
“It’ll be my first time visiting Palm, I’m really looking forward to it,” Matterson said.
“It’s a great opportunity for kids from the mainland and Palm Island to interact with each other, and play some good footy as well.”
This year for the first time, Evolution Mining has come on board as the official partner, allowing the annual carnival to be a free event for participants.
The partnership will see the Cowboys work together with Evolution Mining to achieve the carnival’s goals – to strengthen interschool relationship and promote sport, health and fitness.
Main image: Cowboys assistant coach Terry Matterson with students from Heatley State School, the defending carnival champions.