Friday August 31 2018
Touch Rugby League will be returning to the Redcliffe Peninsula for the 2018 TRL Australian Championships’ Carnival. Held over four days from Thursday 27 September to Sunday 30 September, the event will attract over 1000 players, officials and support staff travelling from as far north as Townsville and as far south as Melbourne.
Players selected for the event have already represented their local competitions at a State-level during the year at the Queensland and New South Wales State Championships. TRL Australia’s Chairman, Tom Longworth, said “The TRL representative landscape grows each year. The 2018 Australian Championships’ Carnival welcomes both a World Cup tournament and the introduction of the Australian Premier League to the weekend.”
As espoused above, TRL will host its very first TRL World Cup. Featuring 14 countries (and 25 teams) across the Men’s and Mixed divisions. The competition will be held on Friday 28 September from midday into the early evening.
The Australian Championships’ Carnival will also host the third annual TRL State of Origin Series scheduled to play under the lights of Dolphin Stadium on Thursday 27 September. The strongest NSW teams in memory have been announced and are primed to take on QLD.
The 2018 TRL Australian Championships’ Carnival is proudly supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. Chairman of TRL Australia, Tom Longworth, said “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 the country.”
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport, Councillor Koliana Winchester, said Council was extremely excited to welcome the TRL Australian Championships’ Carnival to the Moreton Bay Region, after hosting the Queensland Championships earlier this year. The Event is expected to generate more than $2 million in economic activity for the region.
“Those returning from the Queensland Championships will know Dolphins Stadium is a world-class venue that hosted Commonwealth nations competing in a nine-a-side rugby league exhibition competition in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) earlier this year,” Cr Winchester said.
“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 2018 TRL Australian Championships’ Carnival and players, officials and spectators from across the nation between 27 September and 30 September.
“With more than 1000 competitors and officials from right across the country expected to attend, it’s certainly shaping up to be a fantastic, action-packed week of sport.”
Councillor for Division 5 James Houghton said for those travelling into the Redcliffe Peninsula for the event, Dolphins Stadium was also only a short drive 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 also 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,” Cr Houghton said.
For more information on what is on offer in the beautiful Redcliffe peninsula during the tournament, head to: www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/whats-onENDS
For more information on the 2018 TRL Australian Championships please contact:
0403 604 190