Skytrans RARL challenge wrap up

Rugby League teams from remote communities across Far North Queensland participated in the annual Skytrans RARL Rugby League selection trials at Stan Williams Oval Cairns on June 16, 2018.

The four represented regions were Southern Cape, Northern Cape, Lower Gulf and Zenadth Kes Stingers.

Queensland Rugby League Northern Division Assistant Regional Manager Robbie Moore said all teams performed well over the selection trials.

"A team barbecue and meet and greet was held the night before with teams attending and the QRL acknowledging the contribution from all league volunteers in remote competitions allowing players to play the game and compliance goals met within these competitions which is outstanding," he said. 

VIPs Rob Moore - QRL Managing Director; Rebecca Hyde - Skytrans; Michael Thinee - CEO Skytrans; Sam Collings - Skytrans and Robbie Moore - QRL assistant Northern Regional Manager.
VIPs Rob Moore - QRL Managing Director; Rebecca Hyde - Skytrans; Michael Thinee - CEO Skytrans; Sam Collings - Skytrans and Robbie Moore - QRL assistant Northern Regional Manager.

"The football was at a high standard on the weekend and was supported by the Cairns community along with special guests QRL Managing Director Rob Moore and Northern Division Chairman Leigh Anderson who attended the day."

QRL Northern Division Chairman Leigh Anderson thanked Skytrans who support the Remote Areas Rugby League who provide support and opportunity for players from remote communities to travel and participate along with referees and sports trainers and commended all players and teams who played within the Spirit of the Game.

The Northern United team was selected to play against Queensland Outback on the Sunshine Coast on 15 July as a curtain raiser to the Falcons v Seagulls Intrust Super Cup game, and will be coached by Robert Yorkston from NPA who was happy with the mixture from all regions.

The overall winners Zenadth Kes Stingers took up positions in the NQ United side along with Southern Cape who upset them in the last game of the day 18-14.