From the QRL News Desk - December 11




Lockyer to headline 2014 Logan Sports Awards:


In a coup for Logan rugby league fans; Broncos, Maroons and Kangaroos legend Darren Lockyer will be guest of honour at the BDS Logan City Sports Awards in February next year.

Regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation, Lockyer will be the key speaker at the prestigious awards event being held on February 7 to recognise Logan Citys sporting champions.

All nominees will receive a free ticket to the gala event where winners will be announced.

The 12 category winners will each receive Struddys Sports vouchers to the value of $500 and the BDS Sportsperson of the Year will receive a voucher to the value of $1000.

The nominations period has been extended and will now close on Monday, December 16.

Nomination forms are available via the website (link above) and at Council's customer service centres in Logan Central, Beenleigh and Jimboomba.

For full terms and conditions, visit the website (link above) or contact Councils events team on 3412 4819 or email events@logan.qld.gov.au


A message from the Kawana Referees:


The Kawana Referees are calling on Sunshine Coast junior and senior rugby league people who may have photos that feature the referee or/and touch judges in them (past or present).

They are trying to build a photo gallery/history of referees on the Sunshine Coast. Any images can be forwarded to: coordinator@kjrlcreferees.com


Reminder History of Fields project:


The QRL History Committee is documenting the rich history of rugby league fields in Queensland.

Clubs and associations are invited to complete the document (download available via link above) and submit to Steve Ricketts via email at your earliest possible convenience rickettssj@hotmail.com


Junior competition for the inbetweeners


The GBJRL are proposing an Under 17 competition for the boys who are often referred to as rugby leagues inbetweeners those who may decide to take a year off from footy because the step from Under 16 up to Under 18 can be quite daunting.

GBJRL Operations Manager, Shane Mc Nally is confident the Under 17s will again be part of the GBJRL in 2014; based on the two successful Under 16 Division 2 competitions conducted in 2013.

Interest in playing under 17s in 2014 should be directed to your local club as soon as possible as the clubs are now gearing up for the 2014 season or contact the GBJRL Office on 3367 6070.

The full story can be found on the Greater Brisbane Junior Rugby League website here.


Book launch History of Eacham Junior Rugby League 1969 1999


Northern rugby league buffs are being invited to attend the launch of new book "History of the Eacham JRL 19691999 - the First Thirty Years" by Martin Grandelis, on Saturday (December 14) in Atherton.

Past and present players and supporters will be at the reunion and launch of the book, including Tom Gilmore (Patron of the Eacham JRL 1986-2012), and retired NRL star Dallas Johnson.

The event will take place at Merriland Hall, Atherton, with doors opening at 5.30pm and the launch at 7pm. Food and refreshments will be on sale, as will the book at $49.95 (cash and Eftpos ONLY).

Visit the Cairns and District Rugby League website for more information here.