Players, coaches, and committee members from the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League celebrated their 2021 season in style with the annual end-of-year ball, held recently.
Accompanied to the stage of Rumours International Convention Centre by club captains, the club ambassadors were in fierce competition to be named the TJRL Ambassador for this season.
Todd Rohl, a first-time judge picking TJRL’s 2021 Ambassador, described the opportunity as an “honour and pleasure”.
The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce chief executive sang the praises of the club ambassadors, noting that the future of rugby league was in safe hands.
“These young women are simply outstanding,” Rohl said.
Toowoomba deputy mayor Geoff McDonald was the master of ceremonies and interviewed each club captain and ambassador.
After much deliberation, Clio Patchett - representing the Pittsworth Danes, was named the 2021 TJRL Ambassador.
The event also celebrated the TJRL’s 50th anniversary, which was last year, but was postponed due to COVID-19.
Life members Roy (president from 1985-1987) and Marie Kuhnemann (treasurer from 1986-1987 and 1990-1992) were among many who attended the milestone event to speak of the TJRL’s 50-year history.
In addition, to the special five-decade long milestone, the event also served as a combination of award presentations and individual recognition.
Rex Little and Ian McGill were announced as TJRL’s newest life members and Georgia Salgado was named the TJRL’s volunteer of the year.