NQ rugby league clubs go online – via Sheron McDougall Northern Division

Joining their local junior club has never been easier for Far Northern families, with the roll out this year of online registrations for girls and boys wanting to play rugby league.

The introduction of the online registrations follow successful trials over the past two years with families and game officials embracing the technology.

QRL Northern Division Assistant Manager David Maiden said the introduction of the online registration was not only of great benefit to busy families, but also to the game administrators.

“Online registrations reduce the workload on club volunteers and replaces the cumbersome paper process of the past,” Maiden said.

“Parents can register children to their club, pay fees and even upload a photo or proof of age documents from the comfort of their own home.

“There will always be a place for the traditional ‘Sign On Days’ where players and parents meet the coaching staff, ask questions and get information on their club’s activities, but it gives options.”

The registration portal is accessed through the clubs’ websites with club and league officials having undertaken training in the system over the past few months.

Staff and volunteers also having the ability to register to their club online, building a history base of service to the game and a data base of accreditations.

Yarrabah Seahawks president Ian Patterson (pictured above) took the opportunity last week to “test drive” the system, registering as a volunteer in the club and was impressed.

“It was quick and easy to use and will help registering our staff,” he said.

Queensland Under 16 Murri team enters camp

The Queensland Under 16 Murri team entered camp this week in preparation for their big match against the Under 16 NSW Kooris this Friday night as part of the All Stars event.

As well as field sessions and medicals, their packed schedule will also include taking part in coaching clinics with the All Stars coaches and lunch with both NRL teams.

All three matches will be played at Cbus Stadium on the Gold Coast and will also include a Touch Football match.

Gates open at 2.30pm with Touch Football kicking off at 3pm, followed by the Queensland Indigenous Under 16s v NSW Indigenous Under 16s at 4pm and the Indigenous Women’s All Stars v Women’s All Stars Game at 5.35pm. The All Stars main game will start at 7.50pm.

See the up-to-date team lists for all six teams (NRL All Stars + Indigenous NRL All Stars, Women’s All Stars + Indigenous Women’s All Stars, Under 16 Murri + Under 16 Koori) playing this Friday at NRL.com: http://www.qrl.com.au/news/2015/02/09/teams_for_all_stars_.html  

Get in the Game Grants 2015 now openwww.stingers.net.au

The 'GET IN THE GAME’ initiative from the state government is being offered again this year and round 5 dates have now been set.

The grants have been designed to help those eligible to obtain a grant which will assist in getting children into sport.

Voucher applications opened on February 2, 2015 and will close on April 15, 2015 or earlier if all available vouchers are allocated.

Vouchers must be presented to a Get Started club by May 15, 2015.

Click on the link below to read the PDF fact sheet for further information: 
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame/pdf/get-started-fact-sheet-parents.pdf

Alternatively click on the link below:
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame/voucher-application.html

Men of League Queensland Events

With the start of the football season fast approaching – there are a number of rugby league related events happening in the lead-up to kick-off; including a variety of activities for the Men of League organisation.

The Men of League Foundation was established on July 11, 2002 with a desire to assist rugby league players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators from all levels of the game and members of their families who have fallen on hard times.

Some of the events on the horizon in Queensland include a networking golf day in Toowoomba this Friday and a sold-out Afternoon with Steve Calder at the Broncos Leagues Club Auditorium on Friday, February 27.

See all the upcoming events for Queensland at their website: https://www.menofleague.com/news/mol-events/41-queensland

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