BACK AGAIN: Monto drops the ball at last year's Clash for Cash.
BACK AGAIN: Monto drops the ball at last year's Clash for Cash. Tobi Loftus

Clash for Cash set to bring in a crowd

RUGBY LEAGUE: The annual Clash for Cash competition is this weekend and it's set to draw a crowd.

It will be the first time event organisers have changed the concept to a 9's tournament instead of a full 13-a-side.

A life member of the Mundubbera Tigers, Gavin Ford, believes there will be a good turnout on Saturday.

"I believe there will be about 300-400 people on the day,” Ford said.

The tournament will have two teams from Bundaberg, two teams from Childers, two teams from South Burnett and three local teams from Gayndah, Eidsvold and Mundubbera.

The games start at 10.30am and will be nine minutes each way.

Ford said each team will play twice.

"The teams will play two games for the day and then the top four teams will then play off for the finals,” Ford said.

"There will also be a women's exhibition match before the finals at 4pm against Mundubbera and Eidsvold and then a final will be played to see who collects the prize money,” he said.

The winner of Clash for Cash will receive $1000 dollars.

The competition is in its 27th year and is usually marked by the rugby league season starting the following week.

"The following week will be Central Burnett trials in Eidsvold where all five teams from Monto, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Biggenden and Mundubbera will play a round robin competition to pick the Central Burnett side to play against South Burnett and Northern Districts,” Ford said.

Ford said anyone of all ages could play the sport and should give it a go.

"Come and try, it's a great sport for juniors and it's a way of participating with other children and be coached by a coach that is a mentor rather than a parent telling them what to do,” he said.

"Boys and girls can play, girls can play right up to 12-13 and we hope to see a lot more children play,” he said.

This season he mentioned a significant amount had already shown interest in playing rugby league.

"We already have a lot more junior sign-ons this year but we hope to see a lot more,” Ford said.

Clash for Cash kicks off at 10.30am in Mundubbera.


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