About the project

The Queensland Rugby Foundation aims to improve participation and enjoyment across all levels of the game, from the elite level to grassroots and junior rugby.

The Foundation asks all Queenslanders who care about the game to consider giving a tax-deductible donation to help grow rugby.

There are five main areas the Foundation helps Queenslanders support:

·    High performance

·    Grassroots rugby

·    Women’s rugby

·    Queensland Rugby Indigenous Program

·    Ballymore redevelopment

The Foundation generates funds through tax-deductible charitable donations (via the Australian Sports Foundation).

Rugby fans can also choose to leave a bequest in their will to the Queensland Rugby Union through the Foundation, helping to make the game they love stronger after they pass.

High Performance

The Queensland Rugby Foundation supports the State’s high-performance program, including the St George Queensland Reds, the Reds Academy, Queensland Under 20s and other representative sides, such as the Junior Gold program.

The Foundation helps these pathways grow with donations aiding recovery facilities, talent identification and travel for younger players.

Grassroots Rugby

The Queensland Rugby Foundation helps grow the pathways that lead to club participation, encouraging coaching courses for schools and providing much-needed equipment for clubs in rural and regional Queensland.

The Foundation also supports the Queensland Rugby Union’s commitment to all-abilities players, through the Modified Rugby Program.

Women’s Rugby

Women’s rugby is the fastest growing sport in the world, and the Queensland Rugby Foundation is helping through providing more opportunities for young girls to pick up a ball.

Coaching courses for women, participation drives in regional and rural Queensland and building more competitions for women around the State are all areas of focus.

Queensland Rugby Indigenous Program

The Queensland Rugby Indigenous Program was established in 2010 to use the love of rugby to provide mentoring and educational support for Indigenous children in remote Queensland communities.

Since then the program has helped hundreds of Indigenous children graduate from school at a much higher rate than the State average.

The Queensland Rugby Foundation was initially established to support this program and has been instrumental in its success.

Ballymore redevelopment

Ballymore is the heart and soul of Queensland Rugby, the only land asset owned by the code in Australia.

The Queensland Rugby Union’s vision for the facility includes a National Training Centre, providing a winter home for the Wallabies and our Olympic Sevens teams. The facility will also be a home for the Queensland Reds and our junior high-performance programs.

Donations via the Foundation will help this important project for our national game reach fruition.


  • Mike Vidler

    Have transferred $2000 for Qld Rugby from Safedig Services.

  • KAthryn Campbell

    This donation is made by the Everton Park Roosters U14 team 2017

  • Bill Park

    Revive Ballymore, went to many games in "the old days" on the Hill.

  • Scott Clulow

    Ballymore should forever remain the home of rugby in QLD!

  • Judy Huntress

    Good luck with this goal.

  • John Muir

    Ballymore is the heart and soul of Rugby Union in Queensland and we should develop and promote the facilities to secure the future of the game.

  • Mark Chapman

    Go the Reds,.. bring back Ballymore for a game or two!!

  • Ivan Bernoff

    Keep Ballymore the home of QLD Rugby Union.

  • Todd Wallace

    More than happy to keep the heart of Queensland Rugby alive! I can't wait to see the new facility in all its glory. Go QRU!

  • Andrew Campbell

    Go the Reds! Please don't lose the Hill and don't share the facility with soccer...

  • Christopher Bell

    I have very fond memories of Ballymore. I hope we restore it to play a significant role in Qld and Australian rugby and be sustainable.

  • Nick Gregorski

    This donation was part of the CBRE Make a wish, it is very overdue but better late than never.

  • Carmel Delahunty

    Go the Reds

  • Scott Miles

    Best wishes to Tom and CBRE team in supporting this cause.

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