From the QRL News Desk - November 6

Greg Inglis supports Indigenous youth tour:


Queensland and Kangaroos star Greg Inglis has put aside state allegiances for the time being to throw his support behind an Indigenous Youth Tour to Europe which has been organised by the New South Wales Rugby League.


Australian star Greg Inglis funds dream trip for Aboriginal youth playerstitle


The tour run in conjunction with KARI Aboriginal Resources will depart from Rugby League Central this Friday, November 8, and will send 32 players from towns including Goodooga and Coonable to take part in the tour which coincides with this years Rugby League World Cup.

The touring party will be farewelled by NSW Blues Coach Laurie Daley and will also receive a special good luck message from Indigenous Kangaroos superstar Inglis, who has generously shouted the whole team a trip to Disneyland Paris.

The side is made up of many of this years NSW Under 16 side which defeated Queensland 32-12 at Brisbanes Suncorp Stadium in a curtain-raiser to the NRL All Stars versus the Indigenous All Stars match.


Read more about the tour at the NSWRL website: Indigenous stars set to shine on European tour


Positions available with the Greater Brisbane Juniors:


The Greater Brisbane Junior Rugby League have a number of volunteer positions available for the 2014 season. The positions and links on how to apply are listed below:


Judiciary and Disciplinary Panel:


In this role you will be required to attend, when necessary, the offices of the GBJRL. The Judiciary sits on a Thursday evening at 6.30pm. The Disciplinary tribunal convenes to hear cases of code of behaviour breaches. This will be on an appointed evening when required, again at 6.30pm at the GBJRL offices. If this interests you, submit a written application to the Operations Manager - smcnally@stingers.net.au no later than 5pm, November 8.


Referees Appointment Board:


All Expressions of Interest must be lodged with the GBJRL Operations Manager, Shane McNally no later than 5pm Tuesday, November 19.


Zone Advocates:


Zone Advocates represent the clubs within the Zone in working with the GBJRL. Zone Advocate nominations close 5pm, November 8.


Oakey keen for improvements after tough TRL season


by the Toowoomba Chronicle


NOT content with their "boom or bust" history, the Oakey Bears are building to be a more competition force in the TRL next year.

Oakey struggled in the TRL this year winning just two games on the way to finishing last in A grade, while the club as a whole ended the season a distant 10th in the club championship.

That came after the Bears made the 2011 grand final and featured in the finals the following year.

But work off-field is being put in place to see the Bears improve next year.

Oakey vice president Neville Cherry says the club has a great committee in place and have appointed Tom Clevin and Josh Halter as A grade coaches.

Cherry thought the club was better placed to attract and retain good players.

Getting the players isn't the problem. It's getting them to maintain the intensity, he said.

Out here, we either go boom or bust. We're just out to set that middle bar.

The tough year on-field in 2013 has also seen plenty of people make themselves available to help the club next year.