Historic forum a boost for remote rugby league

Rugby league stakeholders from across the Cape York and Torres Strait regions came together in Cairns on the weekend for an historic forum.

The meeting provided an overview of all rugby league activities and offered consultation into the future for remote areas rugby league competitions.

Robbie Moore, assistant QRL Northern Regional Manager, said it was an overwhelming success.

"It was the first rugby league forum held with consultation with all leaders in the communities and partners to ensure the game remains the number one sporting choice for the people in the Far North," Moore said.

"With player registrations increasing every year, some planning around extra resources and partnerships with key organisations like health and education go hand in hand with rugby league and indigenous community outcomes."

Moore said all representatives expressed their passion for the game, with input from the QRL, NRL, TSYRSA Board Members, Torres Shire Council, Sport & Rec Qld, Three Rivers RL, NPARL, Cape Peninsula Rugby League, Zenadth Kes RL, Mulga Tigers RL, Tagai College and Queensland Education teachers.

Forum Agenda items discussed on the day were:

• New player pathways
• Schools Programs & NRL Development
• Women's Rugby League
• Indigenous Carnivals
• Referee's
• Challenges & Issues
• Extra Resources & Opportunities for the Game
• Facilities