About TRL Juniors
TRL (Touch Rugby League) is a fun, non-contact sport for children aged 6-11. With TRL your child will be able to kick, run and pass to their teammates in a fun and safe environment with a coach to teach them every step of the way. TRL bears the closest resemblance to Rugby League out of all the touch football codes. Not only does TRL incorporate kicking, but proper rugby league play-the-balls!
Each team trains once a week for 60 minutes under the tutelage of an accredited TRL Juniors Coach. The sessions focuss on being FAST; Fun, Active & Engaging, Skill Developing, Team Building. The training sessions are vital in building our players confidence and abilities (Individually and as a Team), whilst also developing each players knowledge on the rules of a TRL Game.
Friday Night Games
Games are run every Friday Night during school terms, with every training team playing together each week against other teams in the local area. Each team will play one 45 minute game (20 minute halves) on a Friday Night. Teams from across Brisbane compete at the following locations (see below);
NORTH BRISBANE – ‘Shaw Park’, Shaw Road, Wooloowin, QLD, 4030
WEST BRISBANE – ‘Brookfield Showgrounds’, 550 Brookfield Road, Brookfield, QLD 4069
EAST BRISBANE – ‘Mt Gravatt Showgrounds’, 1644 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122
SUNSHINE COAST – ‘Caloundra Football Club’, Meridian Sports Fields, Meridian Way, Meridian Plains, QLD, 4551
Why Play TRL?
At TRL Juniors we focus on your child to deliver a safe, fun and professionally run sport. Parents are choosing TRL Juniors for many reasons:
- Non-Contact Rugby League
- Emphasis on fun
- Training and Games
- Easy weekly payment
- Cancel anytime*
- No volunteer requirement
TRL was formed back in 2005 so it hasn’t sprung up over night! TRL is now played in a number of areas including: Townsville, Rockhampton, Mackay, the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Region, Redlands, Wynnum, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Logan, Beenleigh, the Gold Coast, East Sydney, Cronulla, Manly, Greater Western Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne. These areas combined saw 80,000 participants play TRL in 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of questions frequently asked by our families.
Disclaimer: Please note the answers to the following questions are subject to change. If you have any queries, please contact one of our friendly staff or visit our Terms and Conditions.
How much does it cost?
TRL Juniors is $13.90/Week which includes a 60 minute training session (during school terms) & also a 45 minute game each Friday afternoon (during school terms).
How do I pay for TRL Juniors?
Payment is made in arrears via Ezidebit (Direct Debit). You will need to nominate either your Bank Account or Credit Card to make payment. Payments are made securely through our online registration portal. Ezidebit have an impeccable reputation and are a global organisation.
When can I join and how long does it run for?
You can join TRL Juniors anytime. Payments are made weekly and in arrears. Our training sessions and games run in line with Queensland school terms and will in turn, break for the school holidays. Your child will play alongside school-mates each Friday night.
Do I have to re-register each term?
No. Your payments will be put on hold to coincide with Queensland School Holidays and will resume in the first week of the following School term. If for any reason you do not wish to be registered for the next term we require written notice within five calendar days.
What happens if my child misses a Training Session?
If your child misses a training session and notice is provided within 24 hours of this missed session, your child will be eligible for a make-up session at another training session (different time/location) on an agreed upon date. If notice is provided outside of the 24-hour window (e.g. several days or weeks later), your child will not be eligible for a make-up session. If you miss the Friday night game (for any reason) but make the training session you will still be charged.
How do I cancel my child’s membership?
You can cancel at anytime. However, to ensure you are not charged for any weeks your child does not attend you must provide notice of your intention to cancel at least 5 calendar days before your child’s next training session. For example, if your child participates in a training session on Wednesday afternoons, you must notify TRL Juniors Management by Monday (the previous week) at the latest in order for the next direct debit not to be charged. If notice is provided later than this, the cancellation will take place the following week.
Will my child be tackled?
TRL Juniors is a non-contact version of Rugby League, which means no tackles!
Does my child receive structured training and refereeing at games?
Yes. All Coaches have a set agenda for each training session focusing on skills which will help your child in their games! We have hundreds of different games and drills so your child will never be bored. These games and drills are tailored for each training session and can be modified within each session to cater for specific skill-levels within that session.
Coaches also double as referees and are trained to referee not only Juniors but Senior TRL. As such games played on Friday are under the watchful eyes of accredited referees.
Where are training sessions and games held?
Please consult Locations to find your nearest location.
Is there insurance?
TRL Juniors has both Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance for your child. A copy of our Certificate of Currency can be obtained from Head Office.
Is the Coach First Aid qualified?
All Coaches are first aid trained. Referees (mostly) have first aid training but each Friday night competition venue has multiple first aid responders on site.
Do TRL Juniors coaches have Blue Cards?
Yes. All TRL Juniors coaches have Blue Cards and our Program complies with current legislation.
What is the ratio of boys to girls?
Approximately 2 to 1.
Do parents participate?
No. Neither at training or games. We kindly ask that parents allow our Coaches to conduct the sessions and allow the referees to do their job on a Friday as well. Parents must keep a watchful eye on their child and be prepared to intervene should the child misbehave or compromise the experience of other children.
Will my registration roll over to next year?
My child is changing grades/schools next year will the payments automatically be stopped?
No. You will need to notify us within five calendar days if you wish to cancel your registration.
*Cancellations must meet requirements outlined in the Terms and Conditions.