Telstra's All Stars experience for local families 

Telstra is giving rugby league families across Group 19 the chance to be part of the NRL's 2016 Rugby League All Stars excitement in Brisbane. 

Almost 100 tickets will be distributed to Group 19 junior clubs and the Tenterfield Tigers with clubs asked to award their ticket allocation to deserving club members. 

In additional to the match tickets, Telstra will be providing transport to and from the match, with buses set to leave from Inverell and Armidale. 

The NRL's Rugby League All Stars game will be played at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, February 13. 

The experience is an initiative of the Telstra North West Area Board, which is made up of local Telstra employees with the aim of supporting local communities. 

"Telstra is proud to be able to make a contribution to support the clubs that play vibrant roles in our local communities," said Telstra North West Area Board Chairman Catherine Smith. 

"We know how popular Rugby League is in the region and this initiative will give some deserving local families and club volunteers the chance to experience a great community-focused sporting event." 

Group 19 JRL President, Mr Darryl Marks, said this was a great opportunity for junior players and their families to see their NRL heroes in action. 

"Group 19 JRL has around 800 kids playing across our region and opportunities like this don't come around to often for these kids," he said. 

"The Group would not run if it wasn't for the tireless effort of our volunteers in each club and it would be nice to see tickets going to some of our volunteers. 

"I would like to say thank you to Telstra for this on behalf of all involved in Group 19 JRL."