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Media Release
2017 TRL Queensland State Championships

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Friday, 31 March 2017

On May 6-7, the best TRL players from Queensland will converge on Redcliffe’s iconic Dolphins Stadium for the 2017 Touch Rugby League (TRL) Queensland State Championships. This year’s event will see over 800 players, officials and support staff take the field over two days, travelling from as far and wide as Townville, Mackay, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast.

Dozens of high-profile TRL players, named in past State of Origin and Australian Representative Teams will be competing at the event, which will be used as an opportunity for players to be selected for further representative honours throughout the year. Over 40 Representative Teams will attend – a result of TRL’s exponential growth rate, with over 50,000 participants now Australia-wide.

TRL Australia’s Chief Operations Officer, Stefan Ziesolleck, says ‘We are one of the fastest growing social sports in the country, supported by a network of passionate Franchisees who provide the best social sporting experience in their respective regions.

The Moreton Bay Region has a strong sporting culture, supported by impressive infrastructure and natural assets and we thank Moreton Bay Regional Council for their support and generosity to deliver the event to our players and supporters from across Queensland.”

The 2017 TRL Queensland State Championships are proudly supported by funding from Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport, Councillor Darren Grimwade, said council was extremely excited to welcome the TRL Queensland State Championships to the Moreton Bay Region for the very first time.

“The Moreton Bay Region prides itself on its strong sporting culture and active, outdoor lifestyle, and I have no doubt our local community will join me in welcoming the TRL Queensland State Championships into town on 6-7 May, for what is expected to be a fantastic, action-packed weekend of sport,” Cr Grimwade said.

“Dolphins Stadium is a stellar venue, with its recently completed grandstand project delivering seating for 3,500, a new corporate area, scoreboard, lights and commentary box, in addition to car parking, food and drink facilities and restrooms.

“For those travelling into the Redcliffe Peninsula for the event, Dolphins Stadium is also only a short walk away from the newly delivered Kippa-Ring train station, on the Redcliffe Peninsula Line. Visit www.translink.com.au for timetable details.

“While in town, I encourage competitors and spectators to make the most of the weekend and enjoy all that the Redcliffe Peninsula has to offer – from trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding at Scarborough Beach, to checking out Redcliffe’s great range of shops, cafes and restaurants, or visiting Bee Gees Way along Redcliffe Parade which comes to life at night-time with a light and sound show playing on the hour.”

ENDS

For more information on the 2017 TRL Queensland State Championships please contact:

Stefan Ziesolleck
Chief Operations Officer
TRL Australia
m. 0403 528 754
e. stefan@trl.com.au


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