Queensland Rugby League
Queensland Rugby League Founded 1908, Brisbane, Australia Formerly named Queensland Rugby Association (1908)
Queensland Amateur Rugby League (1909-11)
Responsibility Queensland Headquarters Castlemaine Street, Milton, Brisbane Key people John McDonald (Chair) Competitions Queensland Cup
FOGS Colts Challenge
Website qrl.com.auAs of 2 December 2009
The Queensland Rugby Football League (QRL) is the governing body for rugby league in Queensland. It is a member of the Australian Rugby League (ARL) and selects the members of Queensland State of Origin teams.
The QRL aims to "foster, develop, extend, govern and control Rugby League Football throughout the State of Queensland". Today the QRL administers the rugby league through its regional divisions. It is also responsible for the Queensland Rugby League team. The QRL's headquarters are on Vulture Street, Woolloongabba in Brisbane.
History of the QRL
The Queensland Rugby Football League was formed in 1908 by seven rugby players who were dissatisfied with the administration of the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) as the Queensland Rugby Association. Those founding fathers were Micky Dore, George Watson, Jack Fihelly, J O'Connor. E Buchanan, Alf Faulkner and Sinan Boland. Discussion about breaking away from the rugby 'union' and forming a professional 'league' in Queensland can be traced as far back as 1905 through the visions of then Deputy State Premier, Michael Allison.
On March 14, 1908, the breakaway group was first mentioned in the local media, and a fortnight later the first official announcement was made regarding the formation of the Queensland Rugby Association was made. On 16 May that year a hastily assembled Queensland team played the touring New Zealand "All Golds" side in Brisbane. Later that month there were three representative games against New South Wales, which acted as selection trials for a national team.
In 1909, club rugby league officially began, with W. Evans scoring the inaugural try before backing up with another as North Brisbane beat Toombul 8-0 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, although Valleys were the first premiers. Other teams that entered the competition include: Milton (1909), South Brisbane (1909), West End (1910), Natives (1912), Merthyr (1917) and Coorparoo (1917)
The QRL administers rugby league in Queensland through the following divisions. As of 2010 the Central, South West and Wide Bay divisions were amalgamated as Central United.
- Callide Dawson Rugby League
- Central Highlands Rugby League
- Central West Rugby League
- Gladstone & District Rugby League
- Rockhampton & District Rugby League
- Cairns & District Rugby League
- Eacham Juniors Rugby League
- Innisfail Juniors Rugby League
- Mackay & District Rugby League
- Mid West Rugby League Rugby League
- Mount Isa Rugby League Rugby League
- Northern Peninsula Area Rugby League
- Townsville & District Rugby League
South East Queensland Poinsettias
- Brisbane Second Division Rugby League The Poinsettias
- Greater Brisbane Junior Rugby League The Stingers
- Gold Coast Rugby League The Vikings
- Ipswich Rugby League The Diggers
- Ipswich Juniors
South West Mustangs
- Balonne/Barwick Rugby League
- Border Rugby League
- Roma Rugby League
- Toowoomba Rugby League
- Warwick Rugby League
- Western Rugby League
Wide Bay Bulls
- Bundaberg Juniors
- Central Burnett Rugby League
- Fraser Coast Juniors
- Gympie Juniors
- Northern Districts Rugby League
- South Burnett Rugby League
- Sunshine Coast Rugby League
Current Major Competitions
The Queensland Cup has been contested since 1996. Since 1998 the team winning the Queensland Cup is considered to be the premier club team in Queensland.
The Foley Shield competition began in North Queensland in 1948. With the introduction of the Queensland Cup in 1996 the Foley Shield competition was scrapped, only to be reintroduced in 2000. Since the revamp in 2000 it has only contested by the three largest cities in North Queensland; Cairns, Mackay and Townsville.
- Rugby league in Queensland
- Australian Rugby League
- Queensland Rugby League team
- Rugby League State of Origin
- ^ a b c "Story of the QRL". Queensland Rugby League. http://www.qrl.com.au/qrl_history/story_of_the_qrl.php. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
- ^ a b ARL (2007). "Australian Rugby Football League Annual Report 2007" (pdf). Australian Rugby League Limited. pp. 1. http://www.australianrugbyleague.com.au/files/ARL_2007_Annrep_1.pdf. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- ^ "Contact us". Queensland Rugby League. http://qrl.com.au/contact_us.php. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
- ^ a b QRL Constitution, 2009: 3
- ^ QRL Constitution, 2009: 2
- "Constitution of the Queensland Rugby Football League Limited". Queensland Rugby League. 2009-10-16. http://www.qrl.com.au/pdf/Constitution_Approved_16_October_2009_o%5B1%5D.pdf. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
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State of Origin Series
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2010 • 2011 • Results & Statistics • Roy and HG's commentary • Super League Tri-Series • Australian Rugby League
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Group Competitions: 2 · 3 · 4 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 14 · 16 · 17 · 19 · 20 · 21
Divisional Competitions: Canberra RL · Central Coast RL · Illawarra RL · Newcastle RL · Northern Rivers RL
Other Cups: Clayton Cup · Castlereagh Cup · Woodbridge Cup · Mid-West Cup · Outback RL
Defunct Groups and Leagues: 1 · 5 · 8 · 12 · 13 · 15 · 18 · Sunraysia-Riverlands Rugby League · North-West Plains Cup
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