Community Rugby Noticeboard

Yarrabilba Community Meeting (12/02/2020)

L-R Grant Dwyer (QRU), Laurie Koranski (Representing Division 4 , Kris Burton (QRU), Kim Bending (GCRDU), Dr. Margaret Lee (BNE Catholic Education), Mitchell Hendricks (BNE Catholic Education), Peter Edwards (Principal San Damiano College, Yarrabilba), Kevin Traynor (GCDRU)

Community leaders come together to support the formation of the Yarrabilba Bees Junior Rugby Club at a recent meeting the Shaw Street Community hall. Queensland Rugby Union is looking forward to working with community leaders to provide the Yarrabilba community with sporting opportunities for local families.

BJRU Education Intensive 6 March – 8 March Registrations Opening soon

When: Friday 6 March 6:00pm-9:00pm,
Saturday 7 March 8:00am – 2:30pm
Sunday 8 March 8:00am – 2:30pm
Cost: $440

When: Friday 6 March 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $0

When: Friday 6 March 6:00pm-9:00pm
cost: $0

When: Saturday 7 March 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $40

When: Saturday 7 March 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $30

When: Saturday 7 March 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $30

When: Sunday 8 March 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $0

When: Sunday 8 March 8:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $95

When: Sunday 8 March 8:00am – 10:00am
Cost: $0

Register to be Relevant

To support the servicing of our state-wide membership there is a string focus on all participants of the game to Register as a coach, match official or administrator with your club or school on Rugby Xplorer at the start of
each year.

Currently there is a large number of participants not registered to a club or school in an identified role such as Coach. Registering will allow QRU to have a targeted approach to the identification of gaps within the system especially around coach/match official to player ratios to build the necessary workforce to support the game.

Register to be Relevant Overview

 Coaching   Officiating   Administration
 Register as a coach with your club or school* on Rugby Xplorer at the start of each year.  Register as a match official with your club, association or school* on Rugby Xplorer at the start of each year. Register as a volunteer with your club, association or school* on Rugby Xplorer at the start of each year. 
 • Inclusion in insurance  • Inclusion in insurance  • Inclusion in insurance
 • Profile on accreditation report  • Profile on accreditation report  • Profile on accreditation report
 • RA communication and service   • RA communication and service • RA communication and service 

Educations Courses rolling out across the Regions

We have several upcoming courses set to be rolled out across the state which will provide regionally based competitions with administrative support and help deliver the QRU’s long term strategy to increase workforce within regional hubs. To enhance the customer experience and support face-to-face engagement there will be opportunities for coaches to work through the Smart Rugby & the Assessing Coach accreditations with a coach educator in a classroom environment.
Additionally, each intensive will cater for the requirements of each specific location with Sub Union communities able to access Coaching Kids Rugby/Coaching Kids Skills, Foundation Coach & Referee Certificate, Developing Coach accreditation.

Initial intensives will be conducted in the following regions:

Cairns 14-16 February

  Gold Coast 28, 29 & 1 March

  Brisbane Junior Rugby Union 6-8 March

Smart Rugby Face-to-Face



Assessing Coach Accreditation Face-to-Face

Register your attendance  – Toowoomba only


Rugby Xplorer training and Smart Rugby refresher

Opportunities will also roll out across regional centres with rugby community participants able to access Rugby Xplorer training as well a face-to-face Smart Rugby refresher in the following locations: 

  Cairns: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Friday 14th February 2020

QRU Mental Health Project Manager

Welcome on board to Suzy Russell as QRUs new Mental Health Project Manager who is working in partnership with Rugby Unite and supported by the Queensland Mental Health Commission to improve the mental health of the Queensland rugby community. Suzy will work closely in partnership with the 240 clubs across Queensland to improve the understanding and awareness of mental health through information sessions, provide training on mental health to educate members of your rugby community and aid in the development of mental health action plans for each club. Engagement of all 9 QPR clubs will be the starting point for the role out of this project over early 2020.

Suzy’s background is in elite sport and mental performance, undertaking her PhD in mental fatigue in elite sport. The opportunity to combine passions of sport and mental well-being to connect with and educate the rugby community through this project and positively impact the 100,000+ members health is a challenge Suzy can’t wait to tackle.


Stuartholme School Get Into Rugby Visit

This week Super W players (L to R) Alana Elisaia, Sarafina Vosuqa & Averyl Mitchell attended the Stuartholme Sport Market Event with Brisbane Region Development Officers Tomas Donnell and Trent MaChong to support the promotion and development of Rugby Union at the school. With the Get Into Rugby program commencing next week over 80 students have registered their interest.

Queensland Rugby Union Development staff are working with CASSA sport to deliver a rugby 7s Gala Day scheduled for Thursday 6th August, 2020.

Stuartholme Visit

Rugby Xplorer Regional Administration Training

Several regional sub unions will be provided with face to face Rugby Xplorer administration training over the coming week in 4 key modules to support administrators, depending across all levels of participation. Key training areas will be Rugby Xplorer Team Manager Program, Rugby Xplorer Club Admin Program, Rugby Xplorer Association Admin Program

The face to face session will give volunteers an overview of general administration tasks and processes relevant to upcoming sign on periods and competition management. The format of the session will involve a live webinar demonstration in Rugby Xplorer of how to do various tasks and hands on support to help navigate the highly useful options available through the use of Rugby Xplorer.

Additionally, there will be the opportunity for regional coaches to Smart Rugby is Rugby Australia’s flagship course for building coach and match official understanding of safety considerations both on and off the field.
All active coaches and match officials must have a current Smart Rugby accreditation to participate in their roles and activate the currency of their accreditations.

There are four Smart Rugby modules designed to help you build your understanding of the theory and application of Smart Rugby principles:

  • Introduction to Smart Rugby
  • Playing Smart - Tackle, Ruck and Maul
  • Playing Smart - Set Pieces
  • Blue Card

The course is completed on-line but is supported by a PDF e-guide and regular Face-2-Face tutorial opportunities.


Friday 14th February 2020 | Far North Qld Rugby Union and affiliates

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Venue: Peace Lutheran College


Regional Intensives

Cairns Intensive 14th, 15th & 16th Feb

Friday 14th Feb

  • Rugby Xplorer – Administration 6:00pm – 9:00pm -
  • Smart Rugby – Coaching & Officiating (Face to Face) 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Developing Coach Level 2 6:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday 15 Feb

  • Foundation - Level 1 Coach and Referee 8:00am – 2:30pm
  • Charity Rugby game in support of the Bush Fire Appeal. 3:00pm*

Gold Coast Intensive 28 Feb - 1 Mar

Friday 28 Feb

  • Rugby Xplorer – Administration 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Smart Rugby – Coaching & Officiating (Face to Face) 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Developing Coach Level 2 6:00 – 9:00pm*

Saturday 29 Feb

  • Foundation - Level 1 Coach 8:00am – 2:30pm
  • Developing Coach Level 2 8:00 – 2:30pm*

Sunday 1 Mar

  • Developing Coach - Level 2 8:00am – 2:30pm*Possible Assessing Coach (Face to Face) for Current Level 2 coaches only 8:00am-11:00am