For many, refereeing is a challenging and rewarding pastime.
For some others, refereeing will lead to a new career and the chance to travel the country and maybe even the world. In many ways, the opportunities for our match officials mirror the Greatest Game of All’s player pathways.
Like our leading players, referees are training harder than ever before and are striving to improve their skills and fitness. Programs like the QRL Referees’ High Performance Unit are driving this progress.
This innovative Unit provides expert coaching and specialist training for more than 80 of the state’s leading match officials. High Performance and Academy members officiate at all levels of the game, from local competitions through to the Connell & Meninga Cups, FOGS Cup & Colts, Intrust Super Cup and the NRL.
Under the guidance of Eddie Ward and John Topp, more and more Queensland match officials are moving into NRL full-time and part-time squads. This is testament to the professionalism of the High Performance Unit, whose members now train out of the state of the art facilities at the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS).
In his own words, Bronson Ryan was a pesky former halfback who did everything he could to get a result for his team.
The Anderson family from Ipswich recently featured in the Queensland Times newspaper for their combined love of rugby league.
Round 3 of the Rockhampton and District Junior Rugby League kicked off on Friday night with some teams making this season their year with some very go...
Belinda Sleeman’s involvement with the local touch football competition in Rockhampton provided the pathway for her entry into refereeing and no...
Queensland's leading referees are a resilient bunch.
The QRL's Leadership Conference was held on the Sunshine Coast this past weekend, with volunteers and club administrators from across the state attending to hear from highly credentialed speakers.
A number of Intrust Super Cup clubs will be starting their preparations for the season ahead with trial games this weekend.
The Queensland Rugby League is requesting proposals from companies interested in acquiring the right to be an Official Licensee for the QRL.
The Queensland Rugby League would like to wish all rugby league fans a happy and safe festive break.
The Ipswich Rugby League Referees Association have been getting into the festive spirit and have done their bit to try and bring some Christmas cheer to families in need.
Central Highlands and Central West Referees President Bruce Ryan was named the 2016 Volunteer of the Year by the QRL Referees Advisory Committee at the weekend.
All three South East Queensland Referees Associations recently held their AGMs with the following people elected to key positions.
Vico Oval in Cairns saw 270 rugby league players from 14 teams converge last weekend (September 24-25) to take part in the annual Tassell Trophy Challenge.
Sean Durant (Game Development Officer – Northern Queensland) shares his journey where he recently travelled to referee the Northern Peninsula Area match in Far North Queensland.
All the glitz and glamour photos from QRL's Major Competitions Awards Night on Wednesday evening at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds...
A great night was had by all at the QRL's Major Competitions Awards Night on Wednesday night at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds - See photos of all the winners from QRL's Awards Night right here...
Tune into the LIVE STREAM broadcast of the QRL Awards night at 7pm. Coming to you LIVE from the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds and featuring...
Experienced match official Russell Turner talks to members of the Ipswich Rugby League Referees’ Association.
This year, the Greater Brisbane Junior Rugby League held their annual “Women in League” event, which this year incorporated the Female Volunteer of the Year Award.
After a breakthrough performance at last month’s Queensland Primary Schools Rugby League carnival, promising Richlands-based referee Jayden Beavis is ready to make his mark at his first national event.