Albany Creek Brumbies Set Up New Girls Rugby Academy

The Albany Creek Brumbies have set up the all-new Girls Rugby Academy, which launched in April 2021, to provide girls with the opportunity to enhance their performance in rugby.

With the rising number of female rugby players in schools throughout the district, the Albany Creek Brumbies is providing new avenues for training and skills development through this program at the South Pine Sporting Complex in Brendale.

Training at the Girls Rugby Academy, which began on the 20th of April 2021, is set to run for a total of 20 weeks, and girls between the ages of 6-16 are free to join at any time all throughout the program for the price of $80 per player, per annum. Training will be carried out by accredited coaches who will visit throughout the year to instruct members of the academy. 

The academy aims to create an environment that maximises the development of the girls’ foundation skills as well as give them confidence in the sport in the 7’s, 10’s, or 15’s comps. They take great pride in their ability to provide and intend to support the influx of newer female rugby players. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Albany Creek Brumbies GPS Junior Rugby Club

Numbers have been increasing ever since 2018, where the number of girls at the Brumbies steadily rose. In fact, new entries have tripled in 2021 in comparison to the previous year, and the sport is quickly becoming more popular with the younger generations. Currently, girls make up 10 per cent of registered players at the rugby club. 

Each session runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday for 20 weeks, with the exception of school holidays. Those interested in registering can learn more about the process here

The Albany Creek Brumbies can be found at the South Pine Sports Complex in 620 South Pine Road, Brendale. For more information, visit their website here. Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates and special announcements concerning the club and other related activities.

Brumbies Excited for New South Pine Sporting Complex

Did you know that upgrades to the South Pine Sporting Complex in Brendale have commenced this February? Included in the redevelopment will be a new single-storey clubhouse for the Albany Creek Brumbies Rugby Union Club. 

According to the Moreton Bay Regional Council, the construction work is expected to last for 12 months. Brumbies Club President Col Langton said there will be no disruptions to the activities for the 2020 season. In fact, club members are eager to see the development completed as they will benefit from the new clubhouse.

Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council

The Brumbies’ new home, which will cost $1.5 million, will include the following features: 

  • universal change rooms and officials’ rooms
  • first-aid room, storerooms, merchandise room
  • gym space, spectator amenities and canteen
  • separate club meeting rooms for the rugby union and touch football clubs

Mr Langton said that the upgraded clubhouse will be done by the time the club celebrates its 25th season in 2021. 

With exciting changes underway, Mr Langton also said that now would be the perfect time for families to register their kids. Visit the club’s official page for detailed information about membership. 

Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council

Aside from the new clubhouse, the South Pine Sporting Complex redevelopment project will also include the addition of three indoor multi-purpose sports courts, wider spectator areas, retractable grandstand seating, event spaces, offices and function rooms. 

“We all know the importance of staying fit and healthy but in this busy world, I believe it’s increasingly important for councils to provide recreation opportunities close to home,” Deputy Mayor and Divisional Councillor Mike Charlton said. “The centrepiece of this investment is a multi-million-dollar commitment to improvements at the South Pine Sports Complex.”