PASSING ON SKILLS: Students from Bremer High School’s junior rugby league program blend class-based work with team sport.
PASSING ON SKILLS: Students from Bremer High School’s junior rugby league program blend class-based work with team sport. Claudia Baxter

Bremer program building on new football era

IT REMAINS in its formative stages.

But the first year of Bremer State High's Rugby League Development Program has been a success.

It has laid the platform for much bigger things to come.

"The program was designed to assist all participants become the best players and people they could be, both on and off the field," Bremer SHS head of business department and league program co-manager Michael Seiler said.

Seiler said professionalism, passion and pride were the cornerstones the program was built on as the Bremer Ravens Rugby League team embarked on an exciting new era.

Now it has been established, the school is looking to grow the program in 2014.

Having recently moved to it's new campus at Churchill, Bremer is now home to over 1700 students.

That number is expected to rise well over 2000 in the coming years.

"The focus of participating in the Bremer Ravens group is purely about development," Seiler said.

"Developing into the best person and community member you can be takes pride of place, followed by developing into the best rugby league player you can be second.

"Students will be rugby league players for a short period of life, so success and achievement off the field is every bit as important as on field success."

The school's rugby league development program consists of a squad of 30 male and female students from years 9-10.

Participating students represent Bremer SHS in a range of rugby league competitions throughout the year including the CISSA (Combined Ipswich School Sporting Association), NRL Gala Days, and the Andrew Gee Shield.

Students are also enrolled in a weekly rugby league class which and they will all commence a Certificate III in Fitness in 2014.

"In order to assist us in taking the next step in 2014, we are seeking the support and assistance of our local business community and offering a range of sponsorship packages," Seiler said.



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