Dunshea joins Rugby League Brisbane

The Queensland Rugby League is excited to announce the new league manager for Brisbane Scott Dunshea.

Dunshea comes to the position in Brisbane with a wealth of rugby league knowledge as a player, coach and administrator.

Most recently Dunshea flourished as the QRL league manager at the Gold Coast. During his two and a half years on the Gold Coast, he implemented extremely efficient improvements to the operation and administration of the league.

“It is with great pleasure and excitement we welcome Scott Dunshea to the Brisbane Rugby League family," Rugby League Brisbane chairman Steve Tierney said.

"He is an extremely well-regarded administrator and we look forward to working with him to continue to improve the rugby league experience for the Rugby League Brisbane members."

The secondment of Dunshea to this role comes after the resignation of long standing QRL administrator Shane McNally.

McNally's valuable experience helped guide countless improvements to rugby league, not only in Brisbane, but the wider southeast Queensland region.

McNally’s dedication to providing more opportunities for people to experience the game has been exceptional.

For more than 10 years he has been pivotal in ensuring Rugby League Brisbane functions with one of the largest playing bases in the country, which is no mean feat.

Tierney also had kind words for departing manager McNally.

“Shane has always worked tirelessly to give the rugby league public in Brisbane a greater experience. His influence has seen our league continue to strengthen and thrive," Tierney said.

"We thank him for his dedicated service and wish him and his family all the best in the future."

South East Queensland Region manager Adam Vanzanten said QRL, in conjunction with the Rugby League Brisbane board, had also recently undergone an extensive review process of the operations and administration within Brisbane.

"This process began in June with current Rugby League Brisbane staff were informed the optimal model for rugby league operations within Brisbane will be having all team members working for the QRL to ensure alignment to the game’s strategy," Vanzanten said. 

It was decided the administration model in Brisbane would be restructured and all positions with Rugby League Brisbane would be made redundant and the new positions would begin with the QRL on November 1.

"Over the past month the application and interview process were undertaken for three new roles - a league operations manager, club support manager and  administration assistant," Vanzanten said. 

"Not all current Rugby League Brisbane team members applied for these positions with the remaining going through an interview process. Unfortunately, not all were successful attaining roles with the QRL.

"We would like to thank these team members for all their efforts and dedication to their roles and wish them all the best."

For general enquiries regarding all things rugby league in Brisbane, email Rugby League Brisbane

Further information on new appointments will be provided in coming weeks.