THE annual Ray Lind Shield will be held at Gatton Hawks JRL home ground, Cahill Park, on Saturday, September 28.


The South West Under 17 representative Development team will play in the annual Ray Lind Shield against the Brisbane JRL Stingers Under 17s.


In what should be a great day of rugby league, the Broncos U15 Development Squad will play a Stingers U15 Development Squad at 12.30pm. This will be followed by an Under 16 girls game between the South West and Stingers.


Ray Lind will be the guest of honour on the day. A life member of the Brisbane JRL since 2005, Ray will turn 74 this year and he still fondly recalls the year of 1956 when he represented Brisbane as a player in the U17s.


Games times


12:30pm: Broncos U15 Development Squad v Stingers U15 Development Squad

1:45pm: SW U16 Girls v Stingers U16 Girls

3:00pm: SW U17s v Stingers U17s (Ray Lind Shield)


RAY LIND


D.O.B.: 14/11/1939

Year Awarded Life Membership: 2005


1953-1958: Played for West Toowong


1955-1957: Represented Brisbane in U16s/U17s/U18s


1957: Played for the South Queensland side that toured Illawarra (U18s)


1959-1962: Played C Grade, Reserve Grade and A Grade for Wests


1962-1988: Coached various grades for West Toowong, winning six premierships and six President's Cups (coached players such as Paul Vautin, John Ribot, Michael Hagan, Norm Carr, Gary Prickett, and rugby union stars Greg Martin, Michale Flynn and Ben Tune)


1981-2008: Managed various Brisbane representative sides


2004: Awarded Inaugural Volunteer of the Year for QRL South East Division Juniors