TRL Melbourne has heard the calls and is proud to partner with Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre to bring TRL to South-East Melbourne! Grab your mates and come to our Free Come and Try sessions on November 7th before the season starts on November 14th. This location is ideal for those in the South-East wanting to get your Touch Rugby Fix! Register your interest at http://www.gesac.com.au/Sports/Touch-Rugby otherwise see you there!
That’s a wrap on TRL Hawthorn Winter 2018 season! A Huge congrats to our Mixed & Mens Champs, the Melbourne sharks and Bits &Pieces, for taking out the titles on what was a highly competitive Season. The Sharks sprung to life late in the season, with these TRL veterans bringing home the chocolates for the 3rd time (2 in a row!) The Bits and Pieces seems to be the polar bears of the comp, having last won the Competition in Winter 17, to go out into the wilderness, and return in 2018 Winter to claim the glory! It goes to show, practice makes perfect! A special mention also goes to the Mens runners up Lanka Lions who nearly pulled off a true fairytale story scraping into the finals by 1 point and knocking off the ladder leaders, Wolfpack, in the semi’s. Also congrats goes to Footloose who won the For and Against Cup. $100 off next season for you!
That’s a wrap on TRL Flemington Winter 2018 season. A Huge congrats to Touchy Feely for taking out the title on what was a highly competitive Season. They sprung to life in the finals series with these TRL veterans bringing home the chocolates in their 3rd attempt. Remember practice makes perfect!
Better than Leggo are looking difficult to beat sitting at the top of the ladder with Dragon Ballerz looking like title contenders also. However, I wouldn’t underestimate the darkhorse (or should I say dark wolf?) of the league in the Melbourne Wolves, who after a slow start have started to find the try line. Touchy Feely need a few more wins to solidify their spot in the top four, however, all teams can make it with Gucci Gang and Starship Troopers just a point away from the Wolves! Gucci Gang & Starship Troopers will need to make the most of the 2 points for girl tries to help their For and Against to mount a surge to the finals!
That’s another wrap!
Spring Season 2017 – Grand Final Winners
Congrats to the Mens Division winners, the Kingfishers and Mixed division winners, Touchy McTouchFace. Both games were very tight with only 1 try being the difference for both games. These are maiden grand final wins for these teams and in 3 seasons we have now had 3 different premiers for each division. Goes to show how tightly contested our competition is. Who will take out next season?
Summer Season Registration and Early Bird
Registrations are now open for both of our venues for the summer season. A reminder that early bird registration closes this Friday so save yourself $100 and sign up this week! Visit www.trlmelbourne.com.au/
- Hawthorn season starts Monday 20 November
- Airport West season starts Tuesday 21 November
Come and Try Night
We are again hosting a free Come and Try night for both of our venues to introduce TRL to some new faces and newly registered teams. All existing teams and players are welcome to attend and is normally a great way to pick up some new players if you need to fill your teams.
- Hawthorn Come and Try – Monday 13 November – 6.15pm start
- Airport West Come and Try – Tuesday 14 November – 6.15pm start
Want to get paid and keep fit? We are looking for new referees at both of our venues. Get in touch if you are keen.
As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any feedback around any aspect of TRL. This is the only way we can improve and we really do listen!
Thanks all for a great season.
Kim and Anh
Touch Rugby League will be returning to the Redcliffe Peninsula for the 2017 TRL Australian Championships. Held over three days from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October, the event will attract over 850 players, officials and support staff travelling from as far north as Townsville and as far south as Melbourne.
Players selected for the event have represented their local competitions at a State-level during the year at the Queensland and New South Wales State Championships. TRL Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Stefan Ziesolleck, said “The event will see the highest calibre of players come together and showcase the very best TRL talent in the country. We are very excited to see our newcomers Newcastle, Greater Western Sydney and Melbourne represented on the national stage.”
As a curtain raiser for the weekend, TRL will host its very first TRL International games featuring Australia v New Zealand and Vietnam v Rest of the World. The Australian Championships will also host the second annual TRL State of Origin Series with, for the first time in TRL history, a Women’s State of Origin side scheduled to play under the lights of Dolphin Stadium on Friday 29 September. A 15-player Men’s and Mixed squad is also being selected for Queensland and New South Wales.
The 2017 TRL Australian Championships are proudly supported by funding from Moreton Bay Regional Council. Executive Chairman of TRL Australia, Tom Longworth, said “The Moreton Bay Region has a strong sporting culture, supported by impressive infrastructure and natural assets and we thank Moreton Bay Regional Council for their support and generosity to deliver the event to our players and supporters from across the country.”
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport, Councillor Darren Grimwade, said council was extremely excited to welcome the TRL National Championships to the Moreton Bay Region, after hosting the Queensland Championships earlier this year.
“Those returning from the Queensland Championships will know Dolphins Stadium is a stellar venue, with its recently completed grandstand project delivering seating for 3,500, a new corporate area, scoreboard, lights and commentary box, in addition to car parking, food and drink facilities and restrooms,” Cr Grimwade said.
“The Moreton Bay Region prides itself on its strong sporting culture and active, outdoor lifestyle, and I have no doubt our local community will join me in welcoming the TRL National Championships and players, officials and spectators from across the nation from 30 September to 1 October.
“With more than 850 competitors and officials and 1,445 spectators from right across the country expected to attend, it’s certainly shaping up to be a fantastic, action-packed weekend of sport.
“For those travelling into the Redcliffe Peninsula for the event, Dolphins Stadium is also only a short walk away from the newly delivered Kippa-Ring train station, on the Redcliffe Peninsula Line. Visit www.translink.com.au for timetable details.
“While in town, I also encourage competitors and spectators to make the most of the weekend and enjoy all that the Redcliffe Peninsula has to offer – from trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding at Scarborough Beach, to checking out Redcliffe’s great range of shops, cafes and restaurants, or visiting Bee Gees Way along Redcliffe Parade which comes to life at night-time with a light and sound show playing on the hour.”