60 grassroots Queensland Rugby clubs and sub-unions have secured funding for new coach development and equipment in the Queensland Government’s Active Clubs funding program.
The clubs each received $2000, which will mainly be spent on coach, referee development and education courses.
Active Clubs is part of the Queensland Government’s new Activate State Sports Strategy, helping community clubs which deliver physical activity.
Queensland Rugby Union chief executive officer David Hanham said the funding would help clubs encourage more Queenslanders to play Rugby.
"Quality coaching is a key ingredient to ensuring our players enjoy the game, while developing and improving their skills.
“This funding will help us put on additional coaching courses throughout the State. The QRU has a dedicated program to not just bringing new coaches on board, but to helping educate and improve our existing coaches," he said.
The successful clubs include 18 in Brisbane, 16 in North Queensland and more than 25 on the Darling Downs and South-East Queensland.