Why Play TRL?
We believe in challenging the ‘norm’ of social sport focusing on player experience to deliver a fun, social and professional sport which is accessible to all!
- Social Mens and Mixed competitions
- Kick on any touch
- Dummy-half can be touched and score
- Must take kick-offs
- AFL rule in mens: if a player catches a kick on the full in the in goal it is a try
- Two point tries for girls!
East Brisbane plays host to some massive competitions at Mt Gravatt, Carina and Bulimba. We pride ourselves on our family/club atmosphere – everyone who plays in East Brisbane bleeds orange (whether you are in Division 4 or Division 1).
The Region’s mascot is the “Tiger” and our representative teams are the East Brisbane Tigers (Australian Championships) and Carina Cubs and Mt Gravatt Mongrels (Queensland Championships).
Hi, I’m Mason!
I Venue Manage at Carina and Mt Gravatt. I love that TRL offers an opportunity to escape the mid-week hum drum of the 9-5 that’s slowly killing you! It’s great to see the variety of teams who range from semi-competitive to those who have never played sport to the bar stool heroes.
Hi, I’m Brian!
I Venue Manage at Mt Gravatt and Carina. I like TRL because it keeps my 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!
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 with friends and socialize. TRL also organizes and funds numerous social functions through the year that regularly attract crowds of over 500 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 80,000 participants in 2017.
TRL is now played in a number of areas including: Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Region, Redlands, Wynnum, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Logan, Beenleigh, the Gold Coast, Newcastle, East Sydney, Cronulla, Manly, Greater Western Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.