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Trainee honoured in the local community

South Burnett Rugby League trainee Brenna Prendergast was recently honoured for her leadership in the community by being selected as a representative to carry the Queen’s Baton as part of the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay. 

Prendergast started in her role as a school-based trainee within the South Burnett Rugby League in 2018, but her community involvement extends well beyond this. 

She was recognised for her positive attitude and leadership in school both in and out of the classroom. 

Prendergast is a representative cricketer, netballer and volunteers within the Kingaroy Clay Target Club, Kingaroy Netball and Murgon Junior Rugby League.

As part of the traineeship, she works a minimum of one day per week directly for the League, under the supervision of the committee and the QRL Operations Manager. 


Brenna Prendergast (right) with Heather Litzow. PHOTO:
Brenna Prendergast (right) with Heather Litzow. PHOTO:

 South Burnett Rugby League Chair Greg Pomfret believes there hosting a school-based trainee is invaluable. 

“It definitely eases the burden on volunteers,” Pomfret said.

“Brenna completes general administrative tasks for the League that would ordinarily fall at the hands of volunteers. 

“As an aside to this, it is great that the League can support a young local person gain valuable work experience. 

“Brenna is a credit to her community and being part of the Commonwealth Baton Relay is nice recognition.”

The traineeship program is a three-way partnership between the Central Division, South Burnett Rugby League and the Australian Training Company. 

The Central Division is also supporting trainees in partnership with Leagues on the Sunshine Coast and Central Highlands.

Central Division Leagues looking to host a school-based trainee should contact Jodie Teys on