Over the 135 years of Queensland Rugby the QRU has cultivated an exceptional collection of individuals and their stories’, as well as match programmes, trophies, jerseys, photos, footage, boots, paintings, medals and much more.
2018 brings an exciting opportunity to showcase our illustrious history through a semi-permanent exhibition at Suncorp Stadium over the course of the Super Rugby season, to celebrate the QRU’s 1000th capped match since 1882 - and all the Rugby in between.
The expansive display space is to be professionally curated and populated with rarely or never-before-seen items of significance as well as fun, interactive elements for visitors of any age.
Any donation made to the QRU Archive & Exhibition fund will assist with the conservation, preservation and exhibition of our priceless collection now and for generations to come.
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.
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.
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 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 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.