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2017 Leadership Conference


The revamped 2017 QRL Leadership Conference will take place at Twin Waters (Sunshine Coast) from February 11-12, 2017.

This year’s conference will also incorporate a Women’s Leadership Forum on Friday, February 10. Find out more details here: QRL Women’s Leadership Forum

Formerly known as the QRL Admin Conference, this year’s event will bring together an outstanding group of speakers, presenters and tradeshow exhibitors.

“This is an event that will interest everyone associated with grassroots sport,” QRL Managing Director Robert Moore said.

“It provides club and local league administrators, coaches and volunteers with cutting-edge lectures, workshops, sport education material and important resources.”

Topics to be covered throughout the Conference include Strategic Planning, Volunteer and Player Retention, Diversity, Grants / Business Planning, Social Media and Mental Health.

Some of the keynote speakers are...

Mark Coyne
Former St George, Queensland & Australian league great

Over the last 16 years, Mark has worked in the insurance industry, holding senior positions with Suncorp and with EML, a personal injury insurance company.  He is currently the Chief Executive of EML, managing about 2,000 people with a turnover of around $160M. 

Brian Canavan
NRL Head of Football

A former teacher with a Level 4 coaching certificate and post graduate certificate in sports medicine, Brian has enormous experience in the game having performed in high-level roles over 18 years. These include the Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast Titans, plus he's also been a special project consultant for the QRL, ARL and NRL on numerous occasions.

Alastair Lynch
Former AFL star

Alastair Lynch is a three-time AFL premiership winning full-forward who played for Fitzroy and Brisbane from 1988 to 2004. Now settled in Brisbane, Alastair is kept busy with his involvement in various business and media roles in his life after football.

XXXX is getting behind grassroots footy in a big way, offering each senior rugby league club in Queensland one complimentary attendance to next month’s QRL Leadership Conference.

To take advantage of this superb opportunity courtesy of the QRL’s principal sponsor, simply CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


The 2017 QRL Leadership Conference will support RizeUp Australia, a community-driven organisation dedicated to supporting the many women and families affected by domestic and family violence.

RizeUp are no strangers to rugby league, having partnered with the QRL’s Central Division last year.

Central Division worked with RizeUp to create awareness of domestic violence through a dedicated “RizeUp” round of competitions in the local league as well as the Intrust Super Cup and helped to provide support through education, fundraising and donation drives.

Our 2015 Conference...

Images of the 2015 Administration Conference