Rugby League is back in the north west and has brought with it plenty of smiles.
Training is now underway for both juniors and seniors with the juniors season starting on July 18 and seniors commencing on August 1.
Under 17s coach Nigel Tremain said there was a great turn out at training and it was good to be back on the field with mates.
"It was great to see everyone again and to be able to do what we love," Tremain said.
"This is the first time we are trying the Mount Isa City vs Country set up and we are really excited.
"We have a lot of rugby league talent here in Isa, so we need to continue to show our support for them.
"A huge thanks goes out to all of our volunteers, because without you this season wouldn't be going ahead. It's not too late to lend a hand, if you interested in helping out at training or on game days please ask your club how you can assist. Many hands makes light work."
Tremain also said to keep an eye out for season updates on their Facebook page.
"In the coming days, this weekends junior draw times will be released and over the coming weeks for Mount Isa's first ever City vs Country tournament," he said.
Tremain was eager to get more girls playing this season.
"The girls league tag are decked out in the same playing kits, as Mount Isa Rugby League encourages girls aged 14 up to 17 years to get involved.
"MIRL believe it's important to engage both girls and boys in our older youth, provide something they can connect to socialise and make healthy choices, what better way than under the lights with Friday night football."
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