TJRL President's Cup kicks off

The annual Toowoomba Junior Rugby League President's Cup has begun in the Darling Downs following a successful start to the junior competition.

All teams who were positioned first and second on TJRL ladder in their respective age groups will play for the President's Cup when they meet in the second round.

The first Cup matches were played on Saturday (June 23) at Dalby and Brothers.

Dalby managed to defeat the Souths Tigers in a tense Under 16 showdown, with the Devils coming away with a 32-18 win.

Meanwhile, at Hursley Road, the Brothers Leprechauns took on Valleys in the Under 13 / Under 14 Development Cup Final, defeating the Roosters 22-16.

TJRL President Dan Aldons has congratulated the players and coaching staff of those teams who have qualified for this year's Cup and looks forward to the holiday break.

"Your hard work and commitment throughout Round 1 of our competition have paid off," Aldons said.

"Congratulations to you all!

"For now, we have a four-week break from junior rugby league with our next matches being played on Saturday, July 21."

The Toowoomba Junior Rugby League would like to thank everyone for their support over the past eight weeks and wish all players and families a happy and safe holiday period.

"Thanks must be given to all of those officials who have given up their time in the first half of our season – our match officials, first aid officers, coaches and managers," Aldons added.

A full list of the 2018 TJRL President's Cup can be found below:

2018 PRESIDENT'S CUP DRAW

Under 12: Brothers v Gatton (21 July)
Under 13: Dalby v Highfields (18 August)
Under 14: Valleys v Oakey (21 July)
Under 15: Highfields v Souths (3 August)
Under 16: Souths v Dalby (23 June)
Under 11/12 DC: Highfields v Brothers (25 August)
Under 13/14 DC: Brothers v Valleys (23 June)
Under 15/16 YC: Gatton v Brothers (21 July)

*Wyatt Revell-Cook is the QRL Correspondent covering the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League