Under 6 players from Easts and Valleys entertained representatives from the Rugby League Brisbane community at the 2019 season launch on Friday, March 8 at Souths Leagues Club.
Despite the limited training opportunities in the lead up to the launch, the young players had a great first game of No Tackle Rugby League demonstrating the fun of football.
The game provided great exposure to the new trial of tag rugby league, and if the smiles on the faces of kids on the field were any way to highlight the value of the 2019 rules, all indications are very positive.
Rugby League Brisbane was excited to introduce the trial format at its 2019 season launch and feedback from the U6 players was smiles all round.
Brad Tallon, SEQ Board Chairman, spoke of pathways at the junior level to elite Rugby League competitions with reference to the current four-week SEQ Under 16 Pre-Season Competition which kicked off in early March.
Sponsors of BRL A Grade and Senior Men’s competitions spoke of their desire to work closely with clubs.
In Safe Hands’ CEO Michael Pecic introduced a new foundation established by his wife, Tracie and himself called The Good Choice Project, which aims to “educate and support youth in good choices for a better future” providing health and social wellbeing workshops.
Jenny Salonen, representing InTech Institute of Technology reminded clubs of the Certificate 3 scholarships on offer by InTech.
Valleys Diehards had the highest bid for a 90-minute training session with Luke Richards and Scott Prince
Read a full rundown of the launch here > In Safe Hands Cup launches for 2019 season