Townsville and District Rugby Union



The TDRU Management Committee and Staff wish everyone a Merry Christmas and safe and happy New Year.

Please note our office will be closed from Friday 14th December until Tuesday the 29th January. 

 Staff changes for 2019

The TDRU are pleased to welcome back Blair Morgan as Development Co-Ordinator. Blair, a current Qld country Representative, previously worked for the TDRU  as a development officer and returns after spending time working and playing rugby in the UK. Blair will hit the ground running early in the new year and will be a valuable member of our team”

“We would also like to say a big thank you to Matthew Rauch who this week finishes his two year stint as a development officer with the TDRU. We wish Matty all the best in the future and we look forward to see him at rugby next year”

2018 Post Season Academies 


2018 saw the re-introduction of the Junior Brolga Academies across Townsville and its surrounding regions. The academy is run as a professional training program and is held by accredited local coaches from level 1-4. The aim of the academy is to improve all participants core rugby skills that include: Catch, Pass, Tackle, Breakdown, Position Specific.

The program begun in Townsville as a Monday and Wednesday night program run for five weeks with close to 50 participants participating from all clubs in the TDRU competition. With interest shown from Charters Towers and the Burdekin, two additional academies were established. One in Charters Towers on Tuesday nights and one in the Burdekin on Thursday nights. There was a total of 42 registered in Charters Towers and 33 in the Burdekin.

A pre-season Academy is now planned for February 2019 that will focus on helping junior players physically prepare for the new season. Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for all the details. 



TDRU Players selected for National Championships 

Congratulations to all the TDRU players who have been selected to play in Queensland 7s Teams for the National Championships.

 Tom Vinson and Sam Warner were both picked for Men’s and Daisy D’Arcy and Tamika Bray in the Youth Girls.

Well done to all the players and we wish you success in the Championships 


The Townsville and District Rugby Union are inviting local business’s to become part of our Rugby community in 2019. Sponsorship does not only help local Rugby it also help’s your business be exposed to a wide range of players, parents, schools and other sponsors.
If you would like to discuss sponsorship for the 2019 season please give Denise a call at the TDRU office on 47289 099 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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