Beach 5s Australia

Mendi Beach - The Strand, Townsville
~ 26 - 27 FEBRUARY 2021 ~
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After a hugely successful 2020 Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championships in February, 2020, organisers have committed to returning to Townsville again in 2021.

Beach Rugby Australia Beach 5s is a 5 aside sand-based competition based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football, with no line-outs, scrums or conversions. It’s the game you know – but not as you know it!

The Staminade Beach Rugby Australia Beach 5s Northern Australian Championships guarantees to deliver SPECTACULAR FAST PACED ACTION – and we want YOU!

Register an Premier 5s or Social team, single player (to join a team) or come and cheer from the sidelines (free entry for spectators). Event days Friday and Saturday. Fun for all ages, from U12 Juniors to Men’s and Women’s.

Winners of Seniors categories receive FREE Team Entry to another Beach 5s event of their choice

Townsville 2021 Schedule Now Available!

Friday 26

Youth/School Beach 5s – 1pm – 7.30pm  ( Finals 6.00pm – 7.30pm Under Lights)

Saturday 27

Open Men / Open Women / Men’s Social – 10am -8.30pm  (Finals 7.00pm – 8.30pm Under Lights)

Signature Event

Beach 5s Mendi Legends All Star Charity Game – 6.00pm -7.00pm 

Johnathan Thurston’s Castle Kings  V’s Lote Tuqiri’s Aussie Dingos

( Rugby League V’s Rugby Union Greats)

Sunday 28 

Official After Party – Northern Australian Beach 5s Championship

(The Ville Resort & Casino  11am – 3pm) 


Official After Party – All Welcome – players / supporters / family /sponsors ( free event)
Venue – Poolside Lawns The Ville / Time – 11am to 3pm  – Host – Lote Tuqiri
Music & Entertainment / Pizza / Food & Beverages

Townsville Juniors Draw - Friday 26 Feb

Townsville Seniors Draw - Saturday 27 Feb


Stirling Hinchliffe
Minister for Tourism and Minister for Sport

A Message from Tourism and Sport Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe MP

After a hugely successful debut in 2020, it’s fantastic to see the Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship make a triumphant return in 2021 to The Strand.

Townsville loves its footy and the beach, which is what makes the Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship a perfect pairing in North Queensland.  Based on modified rules of League, Union and Touch, without lineouts, scrums or conversions – the Beach 5s is a fast-paced test of stamina, tactical know-how and ball handling skills.

Over two days, five-a-side teams will do battle on the beach at The Strand with matchups from under 12 juniors to women’s and men’s competitions.

The Palaszczuk Government and Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program are proud supporters of Townsville’s 2021 Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship.

Destination events like the Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship bring new visitors to the North who spend with local tourist businesses and support local jobs.

Whether you’re on a team or a spectator on the sand, make the most of your stay in Townsville by taking time out to explore and be amazed by North Queensland.

There’s so much to see and do in Townsville and the North just one trip is never enough.

26 - 27 FEBRUARY 2021

Any enquiries to Event Manager: Mel Manley via mel@beachrugbyaustralia.com.au
Event Director: Peter Hickey via peter@beachrugbyaustralia.com.au