The Hilanders are the only Rugby Union Club based in the tablelands region and are currently competing in the FNQ Rugby competition. The team has been in the FNQ competition for the last 28 years and have competed in both A grade and reserve grade competitions, semi finals & grand finals and have solidified a position in the FNQ competition as a competitive and worthy team to play against. Even though we are based in Atherton we cover the tablelands region including Milla Milla, Mt Garnet, Dimbulah & Mareeba. Our home ground is based on Evans Street in Atherton and we are the only club in the competition with our own clubhouse. In 27 seasons of the FNQ competition the club has developed a number of Cairns Thunder Players whom have proceeded to a state competition level. The club’s major focus is on development of players from its junior and senior teams.