Storky's Footy Talk - Round 6

The Emerald Tigers were too good for the Springsure Mountain Men on Sunday afternoon in Emerald winning 58 to 10.more

Former opponents now halves partners

A bond forged over years of collisions has delivered the Middlemount Panthers the halves partnership it hopes can carry it to a Central Highlands Rugby League title.more

Storky's Footy Talk - Round 5

Another great game of football in Middlemount and plenty of points scored by both teams with the score being 40-36. The Middlemount Panthers couldn’t contain the raging Bluff Rabbitohs after 80 minutes.more

Lonergan steps up for Panthers

As one coach faces rehabilitation on his shattered shoulder, another has stepped up in time for the Middlemount Panthers’ Round 4 Central Highlands Rugby League at home tomorrow night.more

Storky's Footy Talk - Round 4

What a game in Springsure!

The Mountain Men were on fire against the Middlemount Panthers beating them 40-18.more

After three rounds, it's still anyone's game!

Three weeks into the season and we still can’t pick the top four teams that will be competing for the trophy come August…this is shaping up to be a thrilling season of local footy!more

Storky's Footy Talk - Round 3

Congratulations to the Central Highlands Men’s and Ladies team for their effort at the 47th Battalion last weekend. The Ladies made the Final and the Men’s team had a big improvement coming fifth overall.more

CQ ladies storm into rugby league world

THERE'S a storm brewing in rugby league and it's been building for a while. The ladies of the Central Highlands league are turning heads and catching the state's best players in its maelstrom.more

Central Highlands Says No to Domestic Violence

The Central Highlands Rugby League will turn purple this weekend and say no to domestic violence, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Round.more

Central Highlands’ Crow-ing success at 47th Battalion

The Central Highlands Rugby League have seen eight players selected for the Central Crows Representative team at the 47th Battalion carnival in Roma over the weekend.more

Storky's Footy Talk - Rep Round

FRIDAY night football was back with the Emerald Cowboys beating the Springsure Mountain Men 44-40.more

Central Highlands Announce Representative Teams

The Central Highlands Rugby League has today announced their Men’s and Women’s team for the upcoming 47th Battalion Carnival on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2016.more

Storky's Footy Talk - Round 2

The Middlemount Panthers started the season with a bang when they defeated the Emerald Cowboys 78 -12.more

Five try debut for teen

The adage if you are good enough, you are old enough certainly applies to teenage wiz Michael Dyson who scored five tries on debut for the Middlemount Panthers at Norm Blanche Oval on Saturday night.more

Big year of Rugby League ahead for the Highlands

It’s been 223 days since the final siren sounded on the 2015 local Rugby League season but the drought is set to break this weekend when the 2016 season kicks off for both the Central Highlands Junior and Senior Leagues.more

Storky's Footy Talk - Round 1

The football competition starts this weekend, thank goodness!more

Shorty inspires Panthers to regroup for 2016 season

A MONTH after teetering on the brink of oblivion the Middlemount Panthers are roaring towards Round 1 thanks to a little help from an absent mate.more

Winning prep for Central Highlands Women

The Central Highlands Rugby League Women’s Representative team made the trip north to Jack Manski Oval on Saturday afternoon to take on the Townsville Representative team in a pre-season Hit Out prior to the upcoming 47th Battalion carnival.more

Superboot steals the Cup from 54m

"I JUST shut my eyes and hoped for the best."
Extra-time Wren Cup hero Zac Anderson was confident his match-winning conversion would sneak over, despite being 54 metres from goal.more

Tigers claw Wren Cup back

THE Wren Cup is making a habit of trading cabinets since its inception four years ago.more

League-loving fans rejoicing

BEERS, pies and hardcore fans, footy is back, locally and on the small screen.
That dreaded pre-season is drawing to a close and Central Highlands teams are counting down the days till the games begin.more

New in 2016 - Live Scoring!

Keeping up-to-date with the latest scores from your local footy team has become so much easier in 2016!more

2016 Highlands Hit Out

Women’s Rugby League in the Central Highlands has seen a massive growth spurt of 775% in the past two years. With the game continuing to grow, the Purcell’s Engineering Central Highlands Rugby League is showcasing all female participants this weekend with the inaugural “Highlands Hit Out” Ladies Gala Carnival.more

Spreading the Tigers gospel

FINDING God and playing sport saved Emerald pastor Kitione Saukuru's life.more

Senior Rugby League returns to Tieri after two year absence

After two and a half years since the final siren sounded at a Senior Rugby League match in Tieri, the iconic Tieri No. 1 Oval was once again lit up on Saturday night to host the annual Central Highlands Rugby League Representative trials.more

Bowls Day raises over $5,000 for Men of League

Over 16 teams showcased their inner Jack Simpson like talent at the 2nd annual Men of League Charity Bowls Day in Emerald on Saturday February 20.more

Nunan answers Colts’ SOS

CLERMONT Bears have lost more than just their halfback in the departure of Astin Nunan.more

League returns to Tieri for one night only

It’s been nearly three years since the final siren sounded at a Senior Rugby League match in Tieri, but it is all set to return this Saturday.more

Central Highlands Rugby League Release Draw

The Purcell’s Engineering Central Highlands Rugby League has today announced the draw for the 2016 season with Round 1 set to commence on Saturday 16th April.more

Central Highlands Hosts Highlands Hit Out

The Central Highlands is set to showcase female talent from right across the state in its inaugural Highlands Hit Out Ladies Gala Carnival on March 11-13 in Emerald.more

Team put on defensive masterclass with bone-crushing tackles

THE Emu Park open women's rugby league team couldn't have scripted a better start to their season.more

Bluff find their benchmark

GLADSTONE Brothers may have blown out the candles early on the Bluff Rabbitohs inaugural Nines party but captain Chris Conway is only looking at the positives.more

The Crushettes power ahead at Bluff Nines

THE Blackwater Crushettes are making a habit of finding success in the shortened format of rugby league after finishing runners-up in the Bluff Nines carnival.more

GAME ON - CH 9's

THE rugby league pre-season will officially get underway in the Central Highlands this Saturday with the Bluff Rabbitohs hosting their own Nines tournament.more

Debutants star for CH under-20s

WITH their eyes fixed on the 47th Battalion Shield later in the year, the Central Highlands under-20s had one goal in mind ahead of their first match of the year.more

An unwanted Capra, now Ray is home

HE IS the Central Queensland Capras' loss and the Emerald Tigers' gain and he is ready to sink his teeth into the local rugby league competition.more

Bluff Nines open season

A WEEK after National Rugby League's Auckland Nines, the Bluff Rabbitohs will host their own event, showcasing the best talent of the Central Highlands.more

Carly’s forever feat

CARLY Bell was stumped when asked what her highlight of the year was - playing for Queensland or winning the premiership with Clermont ladies.more

Emerald’s King of the jungle

LIKE his Emerald namesake, Jason King is hungry for more after the teen sensation had his first taste of international rugby league.more

It’s all go for Reid as a new Dolphin

SCHOOLIES week was put on hold for Blackwater State High School graduate Lachlan Reid who began his new life as a Redcliffe Dolphin last week.more

Ladies league, Nines style

ECSTATIC Blackwater Crushettes captain Miranda Baker said the break from football did her side the world of good, allowing them to take out the Gala Nines at the weekend.more

Bluff’s McLaughlin named top player

BLUFF Rabbitohs five-eighth Peter McLaughlin was not aware of what the Jim Gallagher award meant. It took just a few wise words from some ex-players to explain it.more

Friday Night Finals - Team Lists

Week 1 Finals Team Lists for the Purcell's Engineering Central Highlands Rugby League Premiership.more

Central Highlands Rugby League turns blue for State of Mind Round

The Central Highlands Rugby League this weekend will turn blue to spread the message that if you are feeling blue, there are many avenues of support to help you get back on track, or in this case, the footy field.more

Round 4 Team Lists

Round 4 Team Lists for the Purcell's Engineering Central Highlands Rugby League Premiership.more

Round 3 Results


Round 3 Team Lists

Round 3 Team Lists for the Purcell's Engineering Central Highlands Rugby League Premiership.more

Round 2 Results


Round 2 Team Lists

Round 2 Team Lists for the Purcell's Engineering Central Highlands Rugby League Premiership.more

Round 1 Results


Round 1 Team Lists

Round 1 Team Lists for the Purcell's Engineering Central Highlands Rugby League Premiership.more

Highlands clinic boosts women's game

Expanding the Central Highlands Women’s competition to four or five teams may seem ambitious for the fledgling competition, but the determination of the 30 players who braved the extreme heat in the recent CH coaching clinic suggests it is highly likely to eventuate.more

History repeats as Clermont strikes

The small mining community of Bluff almost quadrupled its population on Saturday night when it played host to the 2014 Central Highlands Grand Final.more

Rivalry heats up in Ladies league

ACROSS the Central Highlands tomorrow night, local rugby league fixtures will carry a bit of extra weight during CHRL's Rivalry Round.more

Bluff ref keen to blow whistle at XXXX Island soccer match

BLUFF referee Ron Richardson has shared the field with some of rugby league's finest.
But tomorrow he'll swap green grass for golden sand and footy for soccer.more

Central Highlands Rugby League - Round 4 Review


Domestic Violence Awareness Round


Abby Dreams Big

They say the future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.

Abby Catling, would love to see Central Highlands run a girls competition just like the boys.more

Central Highlands Rugby League - Round 3 Review

What a fantastic round of footy promoting the awareness of Domestic Violence in the Central Highlands! Click here to see more about Round 3 of the Central Highlands Rugby League.more

Central Highlands Rep Team Announcement

The Central Highlands Rugby League has announced the playing squads for both the Under 20’s and A-Grade Divisions to represent the Central Highlands at the 47th Battalion Rugby League Carnival.more

Central Highlands Rugby League - Round 1 Review

What a great start to 2014! There were some cracking games of footy to start the 2014 season and this year, we might have a real competition on our hands! See below for all the results and reports for Round 1.more

Tributes flow for Purcival

If crowd numbers are any indication to the support rugby league has, then the 2014 season should be a bumper one for the Clermont Bears.more

Support for Highlands

There could be no doubt, following the events of the past few weeks, of the benefit of the contribution of the Men of League organisation, and it’s particularly timely with the recent Heritage Round to acknowledge the wonderful work this organisation does.more

Emerald not giving up on NRL pre-season match

THERE is still a chance Emerald may host a 2015 pre-season match between the Broncos and the Cowboys, but Central Highlands Rugby League president Darren Sargood is not getting his hopes up.more

Emerald Tigers win Wren Cup

THE Wren Cup is safely in the grasp of the Emerald Tigers for the first time, after Luke Wren led his side to redemption against his twin brother Mark's Barcaldine Sand Goannas at McIndoe Park.more

Wren Cup 2014 Wrap Up

THE 2014 Wren Cup was held at the weekend with great crowds, awesome sportsmanship and all round good hard footy.more

Teams Display their Passion for the Game

THE welcome mat was well and truly rolled out on the weekend when the Central West town of Longreach hosted the Longreach Sevens.more

Visiting Tigers Take Out Longreach 7's

AFTER eight months of planning; it all came together on March 1, 2014, in the outback town of Longreach. The Longreach 7s carnival with teams from all over Queensland competing for 1st prize of $7000.more

Changing the Face of Rugby League

A group of central Queensland women are working to change the masculine culture of rugby league in the region.more

2013 End of Season Results

The Clermont Bears win the 2013 Central Highlands Grand Final!more

2012 Central Highlands Award Winners

2012 Central Highlands Player Year Jim Gallagher Medallion - Todd Williams

2012 Central Highlands Rookie Year - Mullie Watson - Bluff Rabbitosmore

All roads lead to Clermont - Saturday 25th August

2012 Central Highlands Grandfinal 7pm - Clermont Bears vs Peak Down Pirates

Leadup game - 5pm Central Highlands All Stars vs CH Multicultural team

Awards to be presented - Womens Awards - Most Improved, Players Player - CH Womens Player Year

Mens - Most Tries, Most Conversions, Representative Player Year

Central Highlands Volunteer Administrators Awards- President, Secretary, Treasurermore

Venue for 2012 Central Highlands Grandfinal

Minor Premiers Clermont Bears won the right to host the 2012 Grandfinal
by defeating Peak Down Pirates on Saturday at Clermont 48 - 20more

Todd Williams - 2012 Central Highlands Player Year

At a function on Sunday 5th August, Todd Williams was presented with the Jim Gallagher Medallion for his outstanding season in the Central Highlands. Todd Williams
is a member of the Emerald Cowboys.more



AGM'S - Central Highlands

Central Highlands Referees   -   AGM   22nd October -  Emerald Meteor Motel

Central Highlands Rugby League - AGM  16th November - Capella Hotel Motel


Baby news - Referees

Tim and Stacey Steinhardt - Blackwater - welcome their first child - Ryan John Steinhardt born Townsville Hospital

1.17am Tuesday, 27th September, 8lb 14ounces, both doing well.   Congratulationsto Tim and Stacey.....referee in the making.


Central Highlands announce Volunteer Awards for 2011 season

Central Highlands Volunteer President  Award   Damon Walsh   Emerald Brothers Cowboys

Central Highlands Volunteer Secretary Award    Alanna Murchinson    Clermont Bears

Central Highlands Volunteer Treasurer Award    Brooke Walker          Emerald Tigers


CH All Stars vs CH Indigenous team

The large vocal crowd at Hickey Oval, Dysart , Saturday nigt witnessed a great spectacle of footy in the warm up game before Grandfinal game, where the CH "All Stars" took on the CH Indigenous team, players for the CH "All Stars" came from Dysart Bulls, Emerald Brothers Cowboys and Middlemount Panters, coached by Damon Walsh (President Emerald Brothers Cowboys), CH Indigenous team coached by Lenny Comollati, will travel to the Gold Coast last September to take part in an Indigenous Carnival.


Peak Down Pirates - Central Highlands Premiers 2011

Peak Down Pirates came out the winners of the Central Highlands 2011 Grandfinal game held in Dysart Saturday 10th September.   In a hard, fast game Peak Down Pirates 31 defeated the ever gallant Dysart Bulls 20. 

Player of the Grandfinal - Marc Fickling - Peak Down Pirates


2011 Grandfinal Results

Jim Gallagher Medallion   Logan Sullivan - Dysart Bulls

Most Tries 2011   Hayden Reid - Dysart Bulls

Most Conversions 2011   Phil Derksen - Dysart Bulls

2011 Central Highlands Rookie of the Year   Billy Biggam - Middlemount Panthers


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2016 A-Grade Ladder

2016 Purcell's Engineering Men's A-Grade Competition

2016 Ladies Ladder

2016 Purcell's Engineering Ladies Competition