Beaudesert Kingfishers and Jimboomba Thunder to do battle for the Queensland Country Credit Union Cup

TRY TIME: A Kingfisher crashes over the stripe during a game last season.
TRY TIME: A Kingfisher crashes over the stripe during a game last season.

The local derby between the Beaudesert Kingfishers and the Jimboomba Thunder will be held at Willis Park on Saturday from 9.30am.

Full program for Saturday, March 30.

Full program for Saturday, March 30.

Originally scheduled for March 16 but cancelled due to rain, the pre-season carnival will feature 23 quality games of rugby league, with most divisions taking to the field.

The neighbouring clubs will test their depth as they compete for the Queensland Country Credit Union Cup, with the results of every fixture counting towards the overall outcome.

The event will also raise funds for seriously injured Jimboomba Thunder master Clayton Dodd.

Spectators are being asked to donate a gold coin at the gate, with all funds going to the Dodd family.

Attendees will also have the chance to bid for a rare piece of memorabilia signed by the King Wally Lewis or fellow immortal Mal Meninga during the charity auction which will get underway from 3.30pm.

A number of fantastic items will be up for grabs, including Kangaroos and Maroons jerseys signed by Lewis and a Queensland jersey autographed by Meninga.

Matt Plunkett has generously offered his auctioneer services, so take your wallets and friends to pick up some great prizes.

Live music will follow the football, with Brad Currie to entertain the crowd.

Beaudesert Kingfishers' president Matt Haack said it was hoped members of both clubs and the broader community would turn up in huge numbers to show their support for Dodd.

He said volunteers would be needed as many of the club's committee members were away representing the Vikings.

Auction list:

  • Australian jersey signed by Wally Lewis.
  • Queensland jersey signed by Wally Lewis.
  • Broncos ball signed by Wally Lewis.
  • Queensland jersey signed by Mal Meninga.
  • Modified match ball signed by Mal Meninga.
  • St George Dragons number 23 of 200 limite edition Reg Gasnier framed print.
  • Penrith jersey signed by 2019 roster.
  • Broncos jersey signed by 2019 roster.
  • Titans jersey signed by 2018 roster.
  • Titans game jersey number 14 signed by Ashley Taylor.
  • 2018 Australian polo shirt signed.
  • Souths vs West Tigers round 23 2018 match ball signed by Greg Inglis.
  • Robbie Ofarer football signed by St George 2019 roster.
  • Broncos game day experience pack - Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs.
  • Jersey signed by local masters legends