The Queensland Rugby Football Schools Union (QRFSU) U15s State Championships kick off at the newly developed Fraser Coast Sports Precinct this Thursday, 21 July, with ten regions from around Queensland converging on the Fraser Coast region.
Wide Bay School Sport will host the event, in it’s 35th year of competition and the championships will serve as selection event for the U15 Emerging Reds Cup, with a Regional Team selected to compete in the September competition. Link to information: https://bit.ly/EmergingRedsCupInfo
“It is an exciting time to be involved with Rugby as Australia is set to host the 2027 and 2029 Rugby World Cup,” said QRFSU Chairman Clint Curran.
“Further to this we have seen a clear Rugby pathway from school Rugby to state and national teams for Rugby XV and Rugby Sevens. School sport provides an opportunity for students to show their character and talent.
“Character is shown through fair play, displaying humility, dignity, enjoyment, friendship, teamwork and cooperation. Talent is identified as performing your individual skill in a team environment in the best game in the world, Rugby.”
Curran also wished to thank the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Queensland School Sport and the hosting region - Wide Bay School Sport - for their support and stewardship leading into the tournament.
“There have been many local stakeholders involved to bring this event to life, including the Hervey Bay Rugby community and several local agencies and of course the many teachers and school staff for their dedication to providing representative school sport pathway opportunities to our students across Queensland”.
The championships get underway following the 8:30am opening ceremony with Peninsula up against Northern on Field 1 and host Region Wide bay taking on Darling Downs on Field 2 at 9:30am.
For more event information and follow competition matches and results click here: https://qld.rugby/qrfsu15years