QRL restarts action plan for flood assistance
Tuesday 5 February 2013 12:26 PM
The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) will reactivate its Rebuilding Rugby League Campaign, established in 2011, to provide assistance to flood-affected communities within its divisions.
While the extent of the damage to associations and clubs is not on the scale of the heartache suffered two years ago, the QRL has recognised the need to provide assistance.
The League is currently working with its divisions to ascertain the number of clubs and families affected by the recent flooding and will liaise with the Government and Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) to determine an action plan.
In 2011, the Rebuilding Rugby League Committee, headed by former Broncos CEO Bruno Cullen, raised more than $200,000 in support of clubs and families hard hit by the floods as well as Cyclone Yasi.
More than 40 clubs were affected and many received much-needed assistance, either via a subsidy for junior registrations or direct cash funding courtesy of contributions from the QRL, NRL, Former Origin Greats, Intrust Super and the 1980 Initiative.
“It is envisaged that a similar committee will be formed this year with the charter to assist clubs before their competitions get underway,” QRL CEO Robert Moore said.
The announcement comes after positive reports from junior sign-on days held over the weekend.