2007 Community Carnival kicks off

The exodus of NRL players to regional areas for the 2007 Community Carnival is about to begin.

Starting tonight, 120 players, coaches and referees will head to 60 destinations from Perth to New Zealand - covering 27,000 kilometres by air and almost 7,000 by car.

Players heading to far North Queensland will have some extra challenges with 4-wheel drive vehicles booked to get them through areas affected by heavy rain and flooding.

Please see below for details on when each club is due to depart and be aware that the Eels, Sharks and Dragons are due to fly out this afternoon - all others will depart tomorrow, Wednesday 7 February.

NRL Chief Executive Mr David Gallop will depart Sydney at 8.30am (QF 2106) to join the Titans who will visit the Grafton region.

Attached is a full list of which players are heading to each destination and the appointed media contact.

Club - Departure Details Broncos - By private vehicle, please contact Trad McLean for further details: 0412 809 106 Bulldogs - ZL 616 (Rex Airlines) at 8.55am, arrive Bathurst 9.40am Raiders - Chartered flight to Charleville, please contact Ben Pollack for further details: 0400 328 424 Titans - By private vehicle, please contact Polly McCardell for further details: 0407 908 746 Sea Eagles - QF 2040 at 8.05am, arrive Dubbo 9.10am Storm - By private vehicle, please contact Chris Couch for further details: 0407 154 836 Knights - JQ 384 (Jetstar) at 8.50am, arrive Brisbane 8.55am Cowboys - Chartered flight to Emerald, please contact Kristian Woolf for further details: 0428 888 355 Eels - ZL 477 (Rex Airlines) at 6.40pm on Tuesday night, arrive Griffith at 8.05pm, please contact Damien Kelly for further details: 0401 773 825 Panthers - JQ 944 (Jetstar) at 7.05am, arrive Cairns 9.15am Sharks - Chartered flight to Merimbula at 5pm, please contact Kylie Stray for further details: 0433 508 206 Rabbitohs - QF 2002 8.20am, arrive Tamworth 9.25am Dragons - JQ 682 (Jetstar) at 5.00pm on Tuesday night, arrive Prosperpine 6.30pm Roosters - QF 575 at 8.15am, arrive Perth 10.00am Tigers - QF 739 at 8.20am, arrive Adelaide 10.00am