Legends of League Returning to Mount Isa

Legends of League
From left, Krystal Chong, John Doyle, Craig Teevan from International Legends of League, Nick Lewry, Mayor Danielle Slade, Yasmin Crebbin and Councillor Peta MacRae.

Published: 18th February 2021

Council has given its backing to the International Legends of League competition, which is returning to Mount Isa later this year.

Council has come on board as a presenting sponsor of the competition, which will be held on Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29, at Alec Inch Oval on Thomson Road. The International Legends of League was last held in Mount Isa in 2019 and attracted a crowd of more than 5000 at the main game.

The 2019 Mount Isa Allstars team included well-known locals, such as former Brisbane Broncos player Scott Prince, Member for Traeger Robbie Katter MP and Mount Isa Councillor Mick Tully, coached by Frank and Vern Daisy; the Australian Team of NRL Legends included Matt Bowen, Nathan Blacklock, John Hopoate and Willie Tonga.

This year there are plans to also have Under-9s’ and women’s games, with members of the Under-9s team to lead players to the field for the main game.

Australian team members will also have a lawn bowls day and dinner on the Friday night, and visit local schools. The 2021 local team will comprise players from all Mount Isa Rugby League clubs.

Mayor Danielle Slade said the competition was seeking corporate sponsorship and she urges interested businesses to get in touch with competition organiser Craig Teevan on 0412 627 497.

“The 2019 International Legends of League was extremely well-received by the community, and these popular former league players were a big hit with locals when they were in town. It would be fantastic for this year’s competition to be just as successful and for local businesses to come on board and support it,” Cr Slade said.