News

UQ Gatton Black Pigs gear up for Ladies Day

FOR AUCTION: Trying out the one-off Black Pigs jerseys are Jack Deardon, Riley Wilkes, David Newsome and Jack Pearlman.
FOR AUCTION: Trying out the one-off Black Pigs jerseys are Jack Deardon, Riley Wilkes, David Newsome and Jack Pearlman. Derek Barry

THE Risdon Cup has not always been kind to the UQ Gatton Black Pigs this season but this weekend the rugby club hopes to let its collective hair down while raising money for a good cause.

Roma are the visitors on Saturday at Hugh Courtenay Oval on the campus with four games scheduled and plenty of post-match entertainment.

The club is hosting its annual Ladies Day, which funds a donation to the breast cancer foundation.

The Black Pigs will be wearing special jerseys, which will be auctioned off later in the afternoon.

There is also a marquee where an entry fee of $50 will entitle you to an afternoon of food and drink.

Dress standard is cocktail though because it is on grass, ladies should wear flat shoes.

The forecast for Saturday is for rain but the club says there will be plenty of shelter available.

The first ladies' game kicks off at 12.45pm with the A-Grade clash at 3pm.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Having a ball at the Lowood ball

Gary Wormington and dance partner Nola Parsons had a ball dancing together.

All the glitz and glam from the Lowood Show Ball.

Jobseekers give back to Gatton

WOOD WORKS: Peter Logan and Wade Halley made this outdoor setting and Louise Berg and Cheyenne Warfield helped to paint it for the Gatton WFD Trade Show.

WDF Trade Show a success

Hendra vaccine gets upgrade

Horses in low-risk areas should still be vaccinated against Hendra virus, says a local vet.

Hendra vaccine now extends to 12 months.

Latest deals and offers

Three Laidley fires under investigation

THREE fires across three consecutive nights in the Laidley area are currently under investigation by police.

Having a ball at the Lowood ball

Gary Wormington and dance partner Nola Parsons had a ball dancing together.

All the glitz and glam from the Lowood Show Ball.

Jobseekers give back to Gatton

WOOD WORKS: Peter Logan and Wade Halley made this outdoor setting and Louise Berg and Cheyenne Warfield helped to paint it for the Gatton WFD Trade Show.

WDF Trade Show a success

Hendra vaccine gets upgrade

Horses in low-risk areas should still be vaccinated against Hendra virus, says a local vet.

Hendra vaccine now extends to 12 months.

Mary’s big life of love and caring

Mary celebrating with her family and friends on her 80th birthday.

Mary Schulz shares a little about her life.

A puppy’s loving heart needs surgery

CAN YOU HELP: Nadeen Thorsby with her french bulldog Tyrone Jackson who requires heart surgery.

Tyrone the French bulldog needs your help.

Greg Inglis inside Maroons Training Camp

Queensland Centre Greg Inglis

Queensland Centre Greg Inglis gives his view of first training session.

Cameron Smith talks about 37 Origins

Cameron Smith, the most Origin games by a Queenslander.

Qld Captain Cameron Smith talks about his record-breaking 37 Origin appearances.

Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce tour Rockhampton sweet potato farm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visit a...

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago