Toowoomba Sports Ground,
Level 1, 47 Arthur Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350

Western Rivers Cup

The Western Rivers Cup is South West Queensland’s only Indigenous regional cricket carnival.  The current Western Rivers Cup model is a joint initiative by the South West Indigenous Network and Queensland Cricket.  The carnival name recognizes and celebrates the cultural significance of the river systems to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the region.  Each team is named after one of these important rivers throughout Queensland

The past five carnivals have been a great success and the 2018 Western Rivers Cup is shaping up to be a bigger and better event.  The Western Rivers Cup concept was established in 2013 with 6 male teams nominating for the carnival at Newtown Park to witness the men from Mitchell, the Maranoa Hurricanes claim the inaugural cup (WRC01).  8 male teams nominated in 2014 with the Bulloo Suns (Toowoomba based) team seeking revenge on Hurricanes and taking out WRC02 at Newtown Park.  In 2015 the carnival outgrew Newtown Park and moved to Captain Cook Fields Toowoomba in which 12 Male teams nominated for WRC03 and for the first time a SWIN SEAMERS Academy team took honours and claimed the cup.

In the Women’s WRC02 competition the Warrego Tornadoes came out triumphant to take the title from WRC01 winners Balonne Volcanoes. In the WRC05 Men’s competition the Maranoa Hurricanes were successful in gaining back the title and defeating the victors from the last two year’s the SWIN Seamers Academy.

The Carnival has strong support from both Commonwealth and Sate Government as well as some Local Governments within the South West Region.  Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association Indigenous Program Unit are also a key partner in supporting the carnival.  The Toowoomba Chronicle has been the Western Rivers Cup Media Partner since 2013 and continue to provide strong support.  Chairperson Peter Jackson stated, “Without financial and in-kind support from our sponsors from all levels in Government, PCYC, The Chronicle and our corporate sponsors the carnival would not be to the success it is today and we really appreciate their generosity in making this event such a strong success”!

For more information about the Western Rivers Cup please contact our WRC Coordinator:

Kieren Gibbs
Western Rivers Cup Coordinator
E kieren@swin.org.au
M 0437 338 838
07 4637 9865

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