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North Queensland acknowledges junior trainers

The Northern Division of the QRL is recognising the multitude of on-field efforts that go into making a game of rugby league play smoothly and safely every week.

It's not about players, it's not even about referees, clubs have nominated the trainers that best exemplify the exceptional standard of work that their club strive for.

There have bee 11 clubs nominate 17 trainers whose dedication to their side has been exceptional.

Comments about the nominees show the range of values rugby league instils in North Queensland, from loyalty and commitment to junior rugby league, to exceptional sports training which gets the best form aspiring stars.

The most exceptional aspect of all of these trainers is that they volunteer their weekends and afternoons to assist in junior rugby league.

Three winners were selected:

Helen Cooper of Southern Suburbs Cairns, Peter Cox from Western Lions Townsville (pictured), and Tim Beutel from Southern Suburbs Mackay.