Local stars get up for the cup

Gracemere Cubs' Bailey Smith performs a pre-try celebration after tearing through the defensive line.

By Liam Emerton

The Jason Hetherington Gary Larson Cup was held on Friday and Saturday with the best local under 12s showing off their incredible skills.

The Rugby League carnival was non-competitive and just for fun this year with no official winner crowned at the event.

Over 30 teams descended on Gladstone including local teams from Gladdy, Rockhampton, Emerald, Yeppoon, Emu Park, Biloela, Gracemere as well as Longreach and Mackay.

The gallery above are our favourite snaps taken on day one of the two day carnival.

A full story will be featured in both Gladstone Today and CQ Today on Thursday.