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16-18 years

Around 15 years of age players may decide to increase the time and effort they direct towards their rugby league.

The statewide competitions for men and women between the ages of 16 and 18 provide the platform for players to develop their skills and to be recognised by club recruiters as they test themselves against peers from across Queensland.

Pathway competitions listed are governed by the QRLs statewide competitions team and clubs collaborate with the QRL’s pathway and performance unit to ensure players and coaches are able to access best practice performance support.     

Cyril Connell Challenge (Boys)

Purpose

Entry point to male statewide competitions as players consider investing more time and effort towards their rugby league.

Program design

The pre-season is 8-10 weeks followed by three rounds (one per fortnight) of matches. There are no finals. 

Season length

The pre-season and season runs December through to May. 

Clubs

South East Pool 1 South East Pool 2 Central Pool North Pool
Redcliffe Dolphins Tweed Seagulls Wide Bay Bulls Northern Pride
Wynnum Manly Seagulls Souths Logan Magpies Central Queensland Capras Townsville Blackhawks
Norths Devils Burleigh Bears Sunshine Coast Falcons Mackay Cutters
Brisbane Tigers Ipswich Jets  Western Mustangs  

Regional Under 17 Carnival (Girls)

Purpose

Representative

Program design

2-3 day carnival experience. Each carnival will be a four-team carnival for players from each region. 

Season length

South East - TBC

Central - July 9-10 at the Sunshine Coast

North - July 24-25 in Townsville

Clubs

South East Central North
  Sunshine Coast Townsville
  Wide Bay Far North Queensland
  South West Mackay 
  Central Queensland Capras Outback

Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup

Purpose

The Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup provides an opportunity for players to increase their commitment and investment towards rugby league.

Program design

The pre-season runs for 10-12-weeks, followed by six rounds of weekly matches plus finals. 

Season length

The pre-season and season run November to May.

Clubs

South East Pool 1 South East Pool 2 Central Pool North Pool
Redcliffe Dolphins Tweed Seagulls Wide Bay Bulls Northern Pride
Wynnum Manly Seagulls Burleigh Bears Central Queensland Capras Townsville Blackhawks 
Norths Devils Souths Logan Magpies Sunshine Coast Falcons Mackay Cutters
Brisbane Tigers Ipswich Jets  Western Mustangs  

Queensland Representative - Under 17 City v Country

Purpose

It is an opportunity for players to experience the build-up to a representative fixture and immerse themselves in the Queensland Maroons culture and team expectations. 

Program

One-week camp including the City v Country game.

Dates

September 20 -26.