U12 Wheatmen vying for the trip of a lifetime
THERE'S nothing like a show of community support for our youngest Dalby citizens, and the Wheatmen trivia night is just that.
The annual under-12 rugby fundraiser is one of the best displays of community support the town will see.
Funds from the trivia night will go towards taking the U12 Wheatmen to the largest rugby carnival in Australia, playing in Armidale in 2020.
As the event organiser and mum of one of the players who is raring to go to the carnival, Melissa Colquhoun knows just how important the event is, especially because it's the players' last chance to compete in junior rugby.
"There's quite a few teammates that split off,” Mrs Colquhoun said.
"Some of them go to boarding school, some change schools, and so this is their last year playing with the same team they've played with since the under-6s.
"This is like their farewell tour.”
This is the second trivia night the club has hosted, following the success of last year's event.
But the night will not just involve the testing of knowledge for all attendees.
There will also be an auction where memorabilia, a night away and artworks will be up for grabs.
Eleven teams have registered so far, but MrsColquhoun said everyone and anyone could give it a crack.
Teams can be eight to 10 people and all ages are welcome to get involved.
The questions are based on general knowledge, with some extra questions thrown in to give teams the opportunity to win a prize if they guess the correct answer.
While the night is anticipated to be one with a lot of laughs, at the heart of the fundraiser is a team of young men wanting to give their all against the country's best rugby players.
"Some of these kids talk about it from when they're very little,” Mrs Colquhoun said.
"It's something they have looked forward to and something the older kids go to, and now it's their turn.
"It's a really proud thing. To raise money and get the community behind having our kids go is huge, but it's nice for the kids to see what we're raising money for.
"It's great for the kids to know that you can't just go - you have to work hard and raise the money.”
The trivia night will be held at the rugby union club and is $10 a head. To register, email email@example.com.