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Rugby League Commonwealth Championship Coming To Redcliffe

Story: Story Kristine Lane
Jan 31, 2018
Rugby League Commonwealth Championship coming to Redcliffe
On February 23rd and 24th, Redcliffe’s Dolphin Stadium will host the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championship, featuring 17 teams from across ten different nations.

Played within the official Rugby League 9s format of nine-a-side, eight men's, six women's and three teams with physical disabilities from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Canada and the Pacific Islands will compete in a  pool phase on the Friday, followed by a cross-pool finals series on the Saturday, culminating in a gold medal match in each division.

Hailed a coup for the Redcliffe area due to the successful bidding of the Dolphins, Moreton Bay Regional Council and MBRIT, and supported by Embracing 2018, the Queensland Government’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Legacy Program, this international competition initially became a success as part of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.  It will include for the first time a women’s competition and a division for people with a physical disability.  There will also be a number of local community engagements involving the participating teams during their stay in Moreton Bay, including a schools’ clinic on the Friday and a junior clinic on the Saturday.  On the Friday, there will also be a sportsman’s lunch with Mal Meninga as the feature speaker.

Dolphin’s Marketing Manager, Tomara Spreadborough says, “We are very excited about hosting a variety of players for the first time from around the world at our Stadium for this fast-pasted tournament.  Since the opening of Stage 1 of Dolphin Stadium in 2016, we’ve already hosted a number of major sporting tournaments, which have proved a success, and we’ve seen more visitors from outside our region as the stadium is an easy walk from the Kippa Ring train station. This particular Rugby League Championship will sure to be a popular event, so I encourage any rugby fan to get tickets soon as they will likely to sell out fast.”

Tickets are $10 for adults each day, and free for children between 0-15yrs of age.  Concessional adults are $5.  Two-day tickets can also be purchased for $15 adults and $10 concession. Purchase online by visiting

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