THE weekend of the February 14-16 will see more than 250 junior and senior rugby league administrators from South East Queensland take to SeaWorld Resort for their annual Administration Conference.

The conference, designed to educate volunteers and promote the structural changes that occurred over the summer, will be the first run by Queensland Rugby League’s South East Queensland Division rather than by the state body.

This move will see the conference have a more targeted structure to delegates from local clubs.

The QRL and the SEQ conferences will be run biannually with the SEQ conference being held at SeaWorld Resort this weekend February 14-16.

The conference will be attended by special guests Peter Betros QRL Chairman and Brad Tallon SEQ Chairman.

“The conference will focus on assisting grassroots clubs in everything from retaining volunteers to competition structures,” Gold Coast Operational Manager Tom Marzella said.

“With all clubs from the South East Division being represented this will be a great opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of the volunteers that are the backbone of our great game whilst also providing the resources to support the development of the game locally.”

The conference will mark the first formal event of the 2014 season with competition games kicking off in early March.

Gold Coast Rugby League Football Manager Gary Phillips said the game is in a strong position for 2014 with increased participation numbers across the state.

“New structures have been put in place to improve the administration of the game at the local level to ensure further growth of the sport in years to come,” he said.

South East Queensland Division which has offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich is the largest division in Australia.

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