The Queensland Rugby League Southern Division in conjunction with the Gold Coast District Junior Rugby League and the Ipswich Junior Rugby League will host �Silent Saturday� this Saturday 26th July.
The initiative is part of the League�s �Junior League Just For The Fun Of It� campaign and is aimed at raising awareness of the need for parents and spectators to be supportive of their child�s involvement in junior sport, regardless of the child�s level of ability.
The first �Silent Saturday� was held last season at grounds throughout southern Queensland and was given the tick of approval by all concerned including the Australian Rugby League Foundation and Sport & Recreation Queensland.
Ipswich club venues for Saturday: Brothers, West End, Fassifern, Lowood and Redbank Plains.
Gold Coast club venues: Runaway Bay, Nerang, Parkwood, Beaudesert and Currumbin Tugun.
Southern Division Executive Officer Troy Morton said �recent incidents at senior matches were in no way indicative of the overall behaviour of people involved with the sport. Junior footy is fun and is played at the younger age groups with a set of significantly modified rules�.
Parents and spectators at grounds on the 26th can expect to be fined for going outside the rules by having a Cadbury Chupa Chup placed in their mouth at a cost of $0.50c. All proceeds to junior football.
�Just For the Fun Of It� and Silent Saturday ambassador Ben Ikin said �the concept is great, the Gold Coast and Ipswich junior leagues should be congratulated. It is good that rugby league is making proactive moves to make the game more enjoyable�.
For further information please contact Troy Morton on 0738123314 or 0412008669.