IT’S Queensland rugby league at its greatest. And sure, which means it is not the NRL this yr.
Queensland’s premier schoolboy competitions – the Payne Cup in Far North Queensland and the Langer Trophy in South East Queensland – began final week, with tons of subscribing to observe livestreaming on this and different Information Corp Queensland web sites, and 1000’s watching the six video games.
Now, to have fun that curiosity, we’re launching a brand new weekly highlights present.
The Faculty Footy Present will go dwell on qt.com.au on Monday at 7pm.
Hosted by former Courier-Mail sports activities author, and now Gold Coast Bulletin scribe, Nic Darveniza and faculties league commentator Drury Forbes, Faculty Footy Present will display the highlights and greatest tries of final week’s spherical, and stay up for the important thing clashes this week.
We’ll beam in specialists from North Queensland, have participant profiles and key interviews – beginning this week with the person who managed to get a contest up this yr regardless of COVID-19 fears.
Information’ government editor digital Bryce Johns mentioned the present was a serious step up in protection of college sport.
“The numbers watching final week do not lie. The Langer and Payne cups have an ideal following, and this could turn out to be faculties league central,” he mentioned.
The present is being shot within the College of Southern Queensland’s Springfield studio.
Affiliate Head of Faculty, Inventive Arts, Ashley Jones, mentioned the scholars have been buzzing on the alternative.
“That is invaluable actual world expertise,” he mentioned.
“College students get to work on a undertaking that helps an necessary a part of our society and work on it in their very own excessive finish TV studio.”
The college’s Bachelor of Inventive Arts (Movie TV and radio) turns into the Bachelor of TV and Radio Manufacturing subsequent yr.
Host Darveniza mentioned the eagerness of schoolboy league can be clearly on present.
“Soccer at schoolboy stage is such a superb spectacle, with rivalries, tribalism and environment that may surpass the NRL,” he mentioned.
“These children play for his or her mates and their love of the sport.”
The Faculty Footy Present can be out there on our web site from 7pm tomorrow.