Our winners – Paul Bowman Shield

Capricorn Coast Brothers used a combination of finely honed rugby league skills and a bit of luck to win the Paul Bowman Shield under-nines carnival in Proserpine at the weekend.

Although they didn’t top their pool after the preliminary rounds, Brothers made it through to the last eight thanks to being one of two teams who advanced after having their name drawn out ahead of four other second-placed teams.

In their semi-final, they defeated the host club, the Brahmans, on a first try-scorer countback when their match finished level at full time and it ended up being the same scenario in the final where they faced the Moranbah Miners.

The decider finished 12-all with Cap Coast taking the trophy after scoring the opening try.

The annual carnival is named in honour of North Queensland Toyota Cowboys life member Paul Bowman, who played his junior football in Proserpine.

Now the high performance manager at the Cowboys, Bowman was back in his old home town for the two days and presented the medallions to members of the winning team.

“It was another great carnival and it was really pleasing to see 44 teams taking part this year,” Bowman said.

“Thanks go to all the teams who took part and everyone who put in many hours of work organising the event and on the weekend itself.”