TJRL’s night of nights

Photo - Courtesy of JD Sporting Photography:

Jamielee Bishop-Kinleyside (Highfields) Brie Carrington (Valleys) Daphne Kae (Brothers) Jordan Moy (Pittsworth) Kasey Adamson (Oakey) Lauren Cortes (Dalby) Jacinta Jahnke (Gatton) Alana Hartvigsen.

Last Saturday evening saw approximately 250 people from all clubs in the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League come together to celebrate what has been a great year at the annual TJRL Ball.

The Pittsworth Club had the hosting rights this year and did not disappoint. The evening began with some pre-dinner drinks and nibbles followed by the introduction of each club Princess.

The girls were escorted to the stage by their club captains who all looked extremely handsome and did a great job attending the girls.

These lovely young ladies were interviewed by the MC for the evening by Mr Paul Reedy, who is the chairman of the Toowoomba Clydesdales.

This was followed by a lovely smorgasbord dinner and dessert. The TJRL also awards a “Publicity officer of the Year”. This year there was a very high standard and a lot of hard work done by these wonderful people which keeps their club news up to date and produces a page or two every week to go in the TJRL magazine.

The runner up was awarded to Donna Gorman from Gatton and the winner was Karen Markey from Pittsworth. Congratulations to these ladies and all the publicity officers for the fine work they have done this year.

Paul Reedy then called to the stage Cr Ros Scotney, who along with Mr and Mrs Peter Daley were kind enough to accept the task of judging the girls and choosing a TJRL Princess for 2014. Ros also had the pleasure of announcing the charity winner with last year’s winners Rebekah Huggins (Charity) and Alicia Allen (TJRL Princess) present to crown their successors.

The large crowd was extremely impressed when Ros announced the total funds raised by all of the girls topped $217,000, with the Dalby Princess Lauren Cortes being crowned Charity winner for 2014.

Then came the much anticipated announcement of the 2014 TJRL Princess going to Brie Carrington of Valleys, and proved to be a popular choice. All of the young ladies conducted themselves beautifully and along with the club captains have done their clubs and the TJRL proud.

The evening progressed nicely with lots of laughs and some wonderful dancing to cap off what was a great night and seemed to be enjoyed by all. Thanks goes to the Pittsworth Club and especially Tina Kahler, Janene Berghofer and Belinda Fowler who did a magnificent job of organising a very successful evening which is a huge undertaking, and Mr Paul Reedy for being a fantastic MC.