TRL day brings out social side of rugby

Touch Rugby League Charity Day. West Bris v Red Devils.
Touch Rugby League Charity Day. West Bris v Red Devils. Inga Williams

THE speedsters of Touch Rugby League Ipswich have given the Ipswich Jets a master class in fast football.

The Jets helped host the first TRL Charity Day at North Ipswich Reserve which saw 16 teams battle through the heat on Saturday.

TRL Ipswich general manager Stefan Ziesolleck said the event was aimed at raising money for ALARA Qld and promoting the social side of rugby league.

"We raised some good money and everyone loved playing at the home of the Ipswich Jets,” Ziesolleck said. "This is the first ever charity day event we've held and it was great to see the ALARA Jets enjoy playing in the competition.

"All the feedback has been positive so we'd love to see this as an annual event in the future.”

With eight men's and eight mixed teams taking part on the day, Ziesolleck said it was two outside outfits who proved their mettle in Saturday's final.

"There were a few first timers and a good representation from across Brisbane and Beenleigh,” he said.

"West Brisbane were the winners of the men's competition and the East Brisbane Barbarians won the mixed.

"The final had some quality teams but earlier in the day was a great opportunity for people new to the game to give it a try and see the social aspect of the sport.”

With a new season kicking off on Wednesday nights from November 23, and Monday nights from November 28, Ziesolleck said now was the perfect time to get into TRL.

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