GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: The NRL host forums in Monto and Gayndah next week to discuss the future of rugby league in the North Burnett.
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: The NRL host forums in Monto and Gayndah next week to discuss the future of rugby league in the North Burnett. Mackenzie Colahan

NRL deliver with North Burnett rugby league forums

THE North Burnett prayed to the rugby league gods and they have delivered.

The NRL announced it will hold talks in the North Burnett to discuss the sport's future, after the governing body identified the region as an area of concern.

NRL game development manager for Central Queensland, Richard Dugdale, said he's determined to see the Central Burnett Rugby League flourish.

Forums will be held in both Monto and Gayndah next week. Put the date in the diary:

Monto - Wednesday, September 19, at Monto Hall meeting room from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Gayndah - Thursday, September 20, at Gayndah Hall supper room from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

On the agenda is the future growth prospects of both the local junior and senior rugby league competitions.

Former Monto PE teacher and NRL development Manager Richard Dugdale is committed to country rugby league.
Former Monto PE teacher and NRL development Manager Richard Dugdale is committed to country rugby league. Brandon Livesay

Dugdale said he hopes it will provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the region to have their say on their game.

"We wanted to follow through on our promise of holding a community forum,” he said.

"The North Burnett has been identified as a region that requires support.

"The aim of the forum is to identify the areas of concern and discuss positive future strategies.

"We want to find productive solutions.

"Anyone that has an interest in rugby league and is concerned or wishes to promote the game is encouraged to attend.”

NRL, QRL and CBRL representatives will be present. Administrators remind those wishing to attend that discussions will be carried out in a constructive and respectful manner.

This is the opportunity passionate individuals in the game have been crying out for.

Everyone is encouraged to spread the word and get behind this great initiative by showing your support and attending.


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