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NRL Magic Round sees eight clubs commit to community engagement events
National Rugby League clubs heading to Brisbane for the inaugural Magic Round from 9th to 12th May will also be hosting a series of community engagement activities.
Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has said that each of the eight NRL clubs that are officially playing their ‘home’ game during the Magic Round Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium - the Sea Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Warriors, Storm, Roosters, Rabbitohs and Titans - will be staging a series of community engagement events.
Advising that local juniors will get special attention from their sporting idols over the next month, Minister Jones stated “ensuring Queensland footy fans benefit from hosting this historic event is important. That’s why we’re making sure local juniors capitalise on this rare opportunity.”
"No matter who they support, we want to make sure our youngest footy fans get a chance to meet their idols.
“That’s why we’ve worked closely with the NRL to develop a comprehensive program of off-field events - including a huge entertainment line-up and a series of community engagement opportunities involving players.”
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the NRL Magic Round Brisbane was set to deliver a family-friendly and affordable weekend of NRL on and off the field activities to the city.
He advised “there will be plenty of free events and community activations to take place off the field, which will help to create a festival atmosphere in the week leading up to the NRL Magic Round Brisbane.
“NRL Magic Round Brisbane is also helping to drive junior development for Brisbane’s aspiring rugby league players, which will be supported by plenty of community events, school visits and open training sessions where fans will be able to see their favourite team or players up close.
“NRL Magic Round Brisbane will be an event like no other, with a major national sporting competition playing an entire round in the one city - cementing our city’s reputation as a destination for blockbuster sport.
“Hosting the NRL Magic Round is a win for Brisbane. This will be a truly memorable experience which provides more to see and do in Brisbane, and we welcome this new and exciting event to our city’s rich calendar of events.”
NRL Chief Executive Todd Greenberg said he was looking forward to the upcoming festivities in Brisbane.
Greenberg added “this will be an incredible experience for our game, our players and our fans.
“Brisbane will be a fantastic host city and I know from speaking with clubs that they are looking forward to greeting their fans - both local and travelling - and spending time within communities.
“It’s important that we engage with our fans whenever possible and Magic Round Brisbane will be a perfect opportunity to do so, across an array of communities and junior clubs.”
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