After a forced hiatus due to the pandemic, the Australian Secondary Schools Championships returns in 2022 with the week-long event kicking off in Redcliffe, Queensland from July 1-8.
The tournament offers all spectators the chance to see Australia's best young players in action in the one place, with the premiere U/15's and U/18's talent from across the country calling the Moreton Bay Region home for the upcoming week.
In addition to championship glory, the U/18's players will also use the week as a chance to push for their selection in the Australian Schoolboys team ahead of their test match later this year. The Australian Schoolboys team is recognised as part of the NRL's elite pathway development, and it is in this capacity that the annually-selected team dons the green and gold colours of Australia.
ARLC Chairman Peter V'landys AM said he was delighted to see the brightest young players back on the field for the first time in the Championships since 2019.
"This will be the first time the Championships has been run in a combined under-15 and under-18 format," V'landys AM said.
Importantly, there will be education and support sessions to ensure all involved have the necessary tools off the field as well as on it.ARLC Chairman Peter V'landys AM
"The inclusion of a Goannas team to provide Indigenous players from all over Australia has also provided a pathway to participate at this level. Additionally, we will see the first ever schoolgirl programs which will grow in 2023 — an extremely important element of our female pathways.
"I'd also like to acknowledge the support of the Moreton Bay Regional Council," he added. "The facility at Moreton Daily Stadium has been used for our NRL Telstra Women's Premiership Grand Final as well as NRL Telstra Premiership games in recent times, and next year will host the new Dolphins franchise for matches."
2022 ASSRL Championships Schedule
Friday, July 1
- 5.30pm — Pre-game championship meeting
Saturday, July 2
- 11.00am — On-field officials meeting
- 4.30pm — Opening ceremony
- U/15, Queensland Maroon 10 def. NSW Combined High Schools 6
- U/18, Queensland Secondary Schools 56 def. Australian Capital Territory 0
Sunday, July 3
- U/15, QLD White 22 drew NSW Combined Independent Schools 22
- U/18, NSW Combined Catholic Colleges 74 def. Combined Affiliated States 0
- U/18, NSW Combined Independent Schools 22 def. NSW Combined High Schools 20
- U/15, ASSRL Goannas 40 def. Northern Territory 10
- U/15, Western Australia 26 def. Victoria 18
Monday, July 4
- U/15, NSW Combined Independent Schools 46 def. Australian Capital Territory 14
- U/15, NSW Combined High Schools 18 def. NSW Combined Catholic Colleges 16
- U/15, Victoria 38 def. Northern Territory 0
- U/15, Western Australia 18 def. ASSRL Goannas 16
Tuesday, July 5
- U/15, QLD White 34 def. Australian Capital Territory 4
- U/18, Australian Capital Territory 26 def. Combined Affiliated States 6
- U/15, QLD Maroon 18 def. NSW Combined Catholic Colleges 6
- U/18, Semi Final 1, NSW Combined High Schools 30 def. NSW Combined Catholic Colleges 8
- U/18, Semi Final 2, Queensland Secondary Schools 40 def. NSW Combined Independent Schools 10
Wednesday, July 6
- 10.30am — U/15, Western Australia 18 def. Northern Territory 10
- 11.40am — U/15, ASSRL Goannas 30 drew Victoria 30
- 12.50pm — U/15, QLD Maroon 14 drew NSW Combined Independent Schools 14
- 2.00pm — U/15, NSW Combined High Schools 20 def. NSW Combined Catholic Colleges 16
Thursday, July 7
- 10.30am — U/15, Pool B 3 v 4
- 11.40am — U/15, Game X Group 2 (2 v 3)
- 12.50pm — U/18, Selection Trial 2
- 2.00pm — U/18, Selection Trial 3
Friday, July 8
- 9.30am — U/15, Loser Semi A v Loser Game X
- 9.30am — U/15, Loser Semi B v Winner Game X
- 10.40am — U/15, Pool B Championship Final
- 12.20pm — U/15, Pool A Championship Final
- 2.00pm — U/18, Championship Final
- 3.45pm — Closing ceremony and naming of 2021 Australian Schoolboys
The Australian Secondary Schools Championships is proudly supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council — a thriving region of opportunity where communities can enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Learn more at moretonbay.qld.gov.au.