Brisbane Hosts TRL World Cup & State of Origin
The 2019 TRL (Touch Rugby League) Australia World Cup and State of Origin were held in Brisbane recently, attracting 53 teams representing 18 nations and regions.
TRL is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia, played from North Queensland down to Melbourne. The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Adrian Schrinner, joined with TRL Australia ambassador, Darren Lockyer, earlier this year to announce that Brisbane would be the host city for TRL’s showcase events in 2019 and 2020.
Sports Marketing Australia’s Business Development Manager, Peta Howard, said the events brought together the best players from around Australia, showcasing the sport’s elite level of competition.
“Brisbane city provides a friendly, welcoming environment and this ensures players and officials have the very best possible experience, particularly when they are travelling from other states, or from overseas,” Peta said.
Brisbane is committed to bringing more major events to the city, which has a significant impact on the local economy and delivers flow-on economic benefits for Brisbane’s tourism, retail and hospitality sectors.
TRL Australia's General Manager of Franchises & Events, Edward Wilson, said with Brisbane being a heartland of Touch Rugby League, it served as the perfect destination to host showpiece events, both on and off the field.
"Brisbane, as Australia's new World City, resonates significantly with what we are striving to achieve, which is to be inclusive, globally driven and creating an environment that is attractive to all that play and spectate,” he said.
The TRL State of Origin was held at Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Club and the TRL World Cup was held at both Norths Cricket Club and the Valley Hockey Club.
The TRL Australian Championships will take place on 4 - 6 October, 2019 at North Brisbane Rugby Union Club and Valley Hockey Club grounds. The first TRL Cup will also be held on the Gold Coast.
TRL is growing across Australia with heightened emphasis in Sydney and NSW. Into 2020, there will be exciting hosting opportunities available for Councils, in line with TRL’s significant growth developments. For more information www.trl.com.au.
To learn more about hosting events like this, talk to Peta on 0408 582 011.