The Orara Valley Axemen will on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of January 2005 will host what is believed to be the richest rugby league sevens competition in regional Australia.
The contest will carry prize money of $15,000.00;
$10,000.00 FIRST PRIZE PLUS TROPHY $ 3,000.00 SECOND PRIZE $ 1,500.00 THIRD PRIZE $ 500.00 FOURTH PRIZE
The club has the full support of our major sponsor Mr. Russell Crowe who has under written the event.
The format is for round robin matches to be played on the Saturday and Sunday if required. Quarter, semi and major finals to be played on the Sunday until around 4pm, followed by presentation of cheques and trophies at the Coramba Hotel.
Invitations will be forwarded to all country clubs in both NSW and Queensland as well as those in New Zealand, USA and Great Britain.
We hope to attract a minimum of twenty clubs and can accommodate up to forty teams on the three fields.
Those clubs interested can view and down load all information from our web site http://www.oraravalleyaxemen.com Nominations will be on a first in basis, which must include their nomination fee of $500.00 per team.
The Axemen hope to attract hundreds of extra visitors to our beautiful region to participate and support this major rugby league event in 2005.
Kevin Elks PRESIDENT O.V.A.R.L.F.C.