At least one Sunshine Coast Senior Rugby League side has expressed their interest in playing in the Brisbane Rugby League competition for 2020. Picture: Chris Higgins
At least one Sunshine Coast Senior Rugby League side has expressed their interest in playing in the Brisbane Rugby League competition for 2020. Picture: Chris Higgins

Coast footy club sets sights on Brisbane comp

The Senior Sunshine Coast Rugby League competition might have finished up for the year, but the Noosa Pirates have come up with another plan to get their players on the field in 2020.

Division 1 coach and General Manager Brett Winkler has confirmed the Pirates have submitted their interest to play in the Brisbane Rugby League competition once their 2020 recommences.

“We wrote formally to Sunshine Coast Rugby League (SCRL) asking permission to play in the Brisbane comp,” he said.

Their application has been approved by the SCRL, and now the Pirates wait to hear if they are accepted into the Brisbane second division competition.

Winkler said the Brisbane competition would be 10 weeks of fixtures with three weeks for the finals.

“The players are excited,” he said.

“We are working hard and they are going to have a look at it which is great.”

If the Pirates are successful, it will be a boost for the club and their sponsors.

One challenge the Pirates will come up against is Brisbane teams having to travel north to play at Noosa’s home ground.

But Winkler said it was a blessing in disguise.

“If we can get some support from the local business community, they could make a weekend of it and bring their families to Noosa,” he said.

Nominations for the Brisbane competition close on Wednesday, July 8.

The Brisbane league will then notify the Noosa team if they are successful.


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