Origin Coaches Team Up

Former opposing coaches at State of Origin level Wayne Bennett and Phil Gould head the list of speakers who will be involved with the annual QRL Southern Division Footy Facts Seminar Series 2004.

The series, which involves a range of seminars for volunteer administrators, coaches, match officials and first aid personnel, is hosted at a range of venues over the first two weeks of February and attracts in excess of 350 volunteers each year.

Southern Division Executive Officer Troy Morton said ?the event is a great tool for educating our volunteer network whilst at the same time rewarding them, in a small way via a subsidised attendance fee, for their commitment to the game?.

Wayne Bennett will deliver a session on Volunteerism whilst Phil Gould will facilitate an open discussion on the future of senior footy outside the professional and semi professional NRL and State Cup competitions.

The Gould discussion will look at where senior footy is heading, canvass ideas from participants on where it should be going and how to get it there and also look at the methodology used in ?club land? and how best practise ideas can be shared throughout the sport.

Whilst the two day seminar is only open to Southern Division club, league and association representatives, the Phil Gould session will also be open to a limited number of people from the greater rugby league community. Those wishing to attend are required to register with the Southern Division ([email protected] or 0738123314) by Monday 2nd February 2004. This session will commence at 11.30am on Sunday 8th February at Radisson Resort Gold Coast, Palm Meadows Drive, Palm Meadows.

For further information contact Troy Morton on 0738123314, 0412008669 or [email protected]