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Toowoomba Juniors ready for season

By Wyatt Cook-Revell - TJRL

Oakey Bears juniors

Toowoomba Junior Rugby League President Dan Aldons is keen to see the start of 2017 season tomorrow.

“2017 will be a very big year for the TJRL after changes to our game, a strong rep program and increased numbers in girl’s rugby league,” Aldons said.

The focus of the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League has always been about the growth and development of rugby league in Toowoomba and surrounding districts.

In 2017, the League has set itself four goals:

1.     Increase player numbers in girls rugby league;
2.     Increase player numbers in regular competitions;
3.     Maintain/increase retention rate of players;
4.     Increase coaching skill levels at all clubs through the new resources available from the NRL Game Development Officers.

The TJRL aims to facilitate this through providing an environment that promotes social inclusion coupled with a respect for the physical health and development of the community, and our youth.

This year, the TJRL Magazine will only be published as a hard copy throughout the final series.

In the interim, the TJRL has developed the ‘TJRL News’.

All registered participants (players, coaches and volunteers) of the TJRL are automatically subscribed.

If you did not receive this week’s TJRL News or are a supporter and would like to, please subscribe HERE.

The League are looking forward to another fantastic season of the TJRL Representative Program with the role of Rep Coordinator now shared between Darren Wilson and Troy Huggins.

“It is an exciting time for our young men as they prepare for the 2017 Mustangs Challenge at Miles on May 13,” Huggins said.

The TJRL would like to congratulate the young men who have been selected in these sides.

You can view them HERE.

This year sees the second year of the Toowoomba Girls teams participating in Girls Junior Rugby League.

TJRL Girls Coordinator Jackie Stephson is looking forward to girls teams travelling to Brisbane this year to compete in the SEQ Brisbane Girls Competition.

“We are fielding an Under 15 and Under 18 side – both of which have great numbers,” Stephson said.

The League are aiming on improving the TJRL Judiciary and Disciplinary Tribunal statistics again this year and actively encourage all players, officials and spectators to familiarise themselves with, and abide by, the National Code of Conduct.

Remember that when supporting your team: “…it’s positive or it’s pointless”.

Once again, welcome to the 2017 season.  TJRL hope it is an enjoyable season for all participants, officials and spectators.

Round 1 Draw

Gatton v Brothers
Souths v Oakey
Highfields v Dalby
Valleys v Pittsworth