10 October, 2023
All Blacks head to Townsville
A TEAM of First Nations men from Mareeba will head to Townsville this weekend to compete in the Queensland Rugby League Bindal All Blacks Carnival.
Under the watchful eye of past All Blacks player Daniel Erra Luta, the team have been training every day in the lead-up to the event.
The team came together mainly to socialise and “get out and about” while channelling their inner competitiveness.
“They have been committed to coming down to train every day, playing or doing push-ups and sit-ups, and they are training until it’s dark,” Luta said.
“Football is a place where they can get their aggression out and get your feelings out and that’s why now was the perfect time to get an All Blacks team together.
“I am very proud of these boys. It’s going to be a long and tough game in Townsville. If I weren’t in a wheelchair, I would be playing with them!”
The boys are set to play from 13-15 October in Townsville.