The rugby league community in North Queensland paid tribute to the memory of Francis “Maia” Mosby, with the naming of a training room at the Cairns District Junior Rugby League Jones Park Facility in his honour on the weekend.

Francis 'Maia' Mosby, 19, was a development player and Northern Pride Community Engagement Officer, who passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2012.

He was returning to Cairns after conducting a school clinic in Laura.

The official opening of the Francis “Maia” Mosby Training Room was announced by QRL Northern Division Chairman, Leigh Anderson.

The opening was also attended by the Mosby family, Dave Maiden (QRL Competitions Manager), Hon. Warren Pitt AM (Jones Park BOM Chair) and board members, Robbie Moore (QRL Northern Division Asst. Manager), Sheron McDougall (QRL Operations Manager Cairns), Ty Williams (Northern Pride Head Coach), Chris Sheppard (Former CEO Northern Pride) and junior rugby league representatives.

“The opening of the Francis Maia Mosby Training Room is an asset to the Jones Park facility and provides a much-needed resource for Rugby League & community organisations to deliver various courses & seminars to stakeholders,” Jones Park Chair Warren Pitt said.

“Francis was an inspirational role model and naming this room is a fitting tribute.”