Brasch Relinquishes QRL Role

AFTER more than 20 years service as a director, Queensland Rugby League life member Kevin Brasch has decided not to seek re-election to the QRL Board.

One of the best decorated officials in rugby league, Brasch was a star player with Valleys, Brisbane, Mount Isa and Huddersfield and later acted as the manager for numerous Queensland State of Origin and Australian Test teams.

He has filled positions on the board of the Australian Rugby League, two Rugby League World Cups, ARL Development, the South Queensland Crushers, Gold Coast Chargers and the Schools Sports Foundation of Queensland.

From 1990 to 2007 he has served as the Chairman of QRL South East Division. Prior to this he was a South East delegate from 1975 (previously Brisbane Rugby League).

Known for a bright wardrobe and equally colourful turn of phrase, Brasch learnt rugby league from the ground up.

A Brisbane representative in the six stone category as a child, he was later a ground announcer, fitness director, coach, selector and then delegate.

He is not only a life member of the QRL, but also the ARL, the Norths Devils, Queensland Primary Schools Rugby League and even the Eagle Junction State School Swimming Club.