Rugby League Football has been one of Australia’s most popular sports since it started being played here in 1908 and is the most popular winter sport in Queensland. If you live in Brisbane and your son or daughter is at the age where they are keen to get involved in a rugby league team, below we have shared five out the numerous Rugby League Clubs around Brisbane.
Valleys Diehards Rugby League Brisbane
Valleys Diehards is located in the beautiful northside suburb of Grange and is one of Brisbane’s oldest and most successful clubs. It was founded in 1908 and has won 24 BRL First Grade Premierships.
Many champion players have been a part of the Valleys Diehards including the great Wally Lewis, but just as important to the club is the development of their juniors. They believe the juniors are the future and lifeblood of the club.
The experience for juniors at Valleys is all about participation and fun. Their philosophy is to provide a warm, welcoming, fun environment so that the kids can thrive at whatever they do. The Valleys Diehards pride themselves on being a family friendly club with a great culture.
They have junior teams starting from under 6’s with no playing fees for Under 6 and Under Age groups.
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Carina Junior Rugby League Football Club
Carina Junior Rugby League Football Club (JRLFC) was formed in 1958 and is located in the suburb of Carina just east of Brisbane’s CBD.
Carina JRLFC aims to use rugby league as a means to influence and educate young people, families and the community on the positive benefits of healthy lifestyle choices, respect for self, others and the game, and responsible decision making while providing a safe family friendly environment.
The development of their juniors is very important to them and the club’s motto is Enjoy, Develop, Compete:
ENJOY- For rugby league to be an enjoyable experience and to have fun.
DEVELOP- To continually develop the knowledge and skills of the game of rugby league, to learn to work together as a team and to keep on improving as individual people off the field.
COMPETE- To aim to be successful by learning to compete and give their best effort regardless of the result, upholding the reputation as a strong and proud rugby league club.
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Capalaba Warriors Junior Rugby League Football Club
Capalaba Warriors Junior Rugby League Football Club was formed in 1985 as a breakaway club of Redlands Junior Rugby League Club. The Club is located in Bainfield Lane, Capalaba which is a suburb in Redland City, just 19km south east of Brisbane.
It is a family friendly, community based club with the aim of providing a fun, safe, enjoyable environment that encourages all participants to reach their full potential no matter what their aspirations may be.
They aim to develop the skills, attitude and performance of every player while recognising that all players have differing levels of rugby league skills and abilities. With this in mind they endeavour to place players into grades that best suit their ability while nurturing his/her potential.
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Wests Brisbane Junior Rugby League Club
Wests (Brisbane) is a junior rugby league club based at the foot of Mt Coot-tha at Purtell Park, Bardon, 5km west of Brisbane. They are one of the oldest junior league clubs in Brisbane and have been proud to host some of league’s greatest and well known players since they began in 1939.
Wests provide an encouraging environment where sportsmanship, personal development and enjoyment of the game are central themes, while off the field they provide an inclusive, social atmosphere built on family values.
Wests JRLFC is a founding member of the Western Broncos Development Program. The program has been established from the need to provide development opportunities for both players and coaches with the aim of increasing the skill level of junior rugby league in Western Brisbane.
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Southern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club
Southern Suburbs JRLC is located at Brandon Park in Acacia Ridge, which is a suburb 15km south of Brisbane’s CBD. They were one of the foundation clubs of the Brisbane Junior Rugby League to play in the Under 15 to Under 18 grades.
Their aim is to promote and foster junior rugby league in the southern suburbs of Brisbane. They pride themselves on being an open multi-cultural club, providing everyone with an equal opportunity to be involved, regardless of ability.
Southern Suburbs have developed the Mal Meniga Academy which is open to players from Under 13’s to Under 18’s. The academy holds training days and sessions throughout the season to further develop player skills.
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Getting your child to join a rugby league team is a great way to foster the love of the game. In addition, enrolling your child in a Rugby League Coaching Camp will further maximise their enjoyment of rugby while improving their skills.