Junior competition has been a key component in attracting NQ Games competitors, but gymnastics has clearly bucked the trend.
Coach calls for composure after Redcliffe defeat.
Magpies Crusaders United have stormed home in a 5-3 win over Redlands United at Sologinkin Oval, Mackay on Saturday night.
A netball resurgence has seen the sport surge to the forefront of North Queensland Games competition.
The Coast had the chance to be showcased through GC2018 and now it's Mackay's turn through the "biggest multi-sport activity in a regional area” in Australia.
Capturing the momentum created at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Renae Kunst believes there's no better time for Mackay to host the NQ Games.
A true Cutter's curtain call
From multi-sport junior to rugby league superstar, meet Renae Kunst
It took a move of over 2500 kilometres for two best mates and now Magpies Crusaders' team-mates to link up on the pitch.
A shooter, a rebounder and a dunk machine - Mackay Basketball's three American imports promise to electrify The Crater this season.