Why Play TRL?
TRL is a fun and social sport played in Brisbane’s southside, namely Sunnybank, Yeronga, Graceville and Fairfield played four seasons a year at various locations.
It is a no-tackle version of rugby league which allows you to kick on any touch, play the ball with the foot and put in a grubber. It provides a more interesting game than traditional touch footy with the kicking plays.
We believe that social sports builds on player experience to provide a professionally run social sport which can be played by all! We have players from from 14 years old in high school, university friends, corporate work teams, groups of friends and individuals looking to meet new friends or be more active in a social setting one night every week in the south of Brisbane. Touch rugby league is great for beginners and those coming back from injury as it is much slower than the traditional touch football.
- Social Mens, Women’s and Mixed competitions
- Kick on any touch
- Dummy-half can be touched and score
- Must take kick-offs
- AFL rule in men’s and women’s: if a player catches a kick on the full in the in goal, it is a try
- Two point tries for girls – because we want to encourage girls to play more sports
TRL South Brisbane has grown and is one of the most popular social sports amongst them all!
“Hi, I’m Brian! I’m the Venue Manager at Yeronga and Fairfield and have been around since the beginning. I like TRL because it keeps me young. I’ve been with TRL almost from the very start. I’ve refereed all sorts of footy over 20 years but TRL is the most professionally run. I intend to stay with TRL as long as I can keep contributing!”
“I’m Cale and I’m the Venue Manager at Yeronga and I also referee when I’m not Venue Managing. I love the vibe and atmosphere at TRL South Brisbane as well as the game of TRL as it’s so close to rugby league without the tackle!
I’m studying Engineering, a life saver on the weekends but I love working for TRL South Brisbane – they are amazing bosses, really professional and really care about their ‘TRL South Brissy Family’ and always ready to have a laugh.”
“Feel free to call me Jezz. I currently fly the TRL flag at our Sunnybank venue. I unreservedly enjoy the social aspect of the game along with the multiple elements that make it more interesting than other codes.
If you are keen to have a go, I would encourage you to come down and “get amongst it” on a Sunday afternoon.”
We have a number of referees that have been with TRL since the beginning and always looking for fresh new talent. If you’re interested in refereeing, please email us with your resume at email@example.com
TRL (Touch Rugby League) is touch footy with kicking and 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. As a result, TRL eliminates the annoying touch tactics around quick ‘dump and runs’ and also provides a smoother and quicker game than the TAG codes.
TRL is not just about passing and kicking a footy but is a great place to catch up, get fit and socialise. TRL South Brisbane also organises and funds numerous social functions through the year that regularly attract crowds of over 1,000 people.
TRL was formed back in 2005 so it hasn’t sprung up over night…but the real growth in the game has been experienced in the last 5 years with numbers growing from 62 teams/season in Brisbane in March 2009, to well over 3,000 teams across Australia in 2015.
TRL South Brisbane holds competitions at Sunnybank (Rugby Union Club) on Sundays, Mondays, Yeronga (Leyshon Park) and Graceville on Mondays and Wednesdays and Fairfield (O’Grady Park) on Thursdays.
TRL also operates a number of competitions across Brisbane as well as Townsville, Logan, Rockhampton, the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Region, Redlands, Wynnum, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Beenleigh, the Gold Coast, East Sydney, Cronulla, Manly, Canberra, Newcastle and Melbourne.
TRL also holds its annual State Championships League and Australian Championships where the greatest players from Queensland and Australia respectively compete for TRL titles!
TRL also held its first QLD v NSW State of Origin where players from each state went head to head in November 2016.
TRL is also holding its first World Cup with Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, Philippines, United Kingdom and many more later this year in September at Redcliffe Dolphins. TRL South Brisbane players are among most of those teams given the strong sense of multiculturalism.