The Queensland Rugby League South East Division will continue its representative season this Saturday with the first round of the 2019 SEQ Under 16s pre-season competition.
Players from across the region will compete across four weeks as they look to impress and earn a place in the SEQ Under 16s team to compete in the QRL State Junior Carnival in July.
Those who participate in the State Junior Carnival will then have the chance to be selected for the Queensland Under 16s team to play against their NSW counterparts.
Round 1 of the SEQ pre-season competition will take place at Mudgeeraba this Saturday.
The calendar kicked off in earnest with the Under 15 QAS Emerging Origin Camp at Runaway Bay.
The program, which was held across the weekend of January 16-18, was designed to challenge young athletes to take the next step in their rugby league journey and to learn the ‘Queensland Way.’
Maroons coach Kevin Walters was a special guest and shared his tips for future success with the young athletes, including working hard, showing dedication and most importantly, having fun.
This camp was the first of many representative events planned as 2019 shapes as another busy year for the region.
The majority of Representative Events are locked in; however, the region is working hard on expanding their commitments this year to introduce a representative event for the SEQ girls Under 18s age group.
Major events on the calendar include the Women’s Emerging Camp in May, followed by the Chairman’s Challenge Series and the QRL State Divisional A Grade Carnival and NRL Women’s National Championships on the weekend of May 29 to June 2.