The National Rugby League and Queensland Rugby League have today joined forces to donate $100,000 to support the rebuilding of grass-roots Rugby League clubs devastated by flooding throughout Queensland.

NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, and QRL Managing Director, Mr Ross Livermore, today announced the funding package to assist grass-roots clubs to repair or replace facilities and equipment either destroyed or damaged by the flooding.

“Rugby League is part of the fabric of many of the communities affected by this disaster and it’s important that we help these clubs in the rebuilding process,” Mr Gallop said today.

“While this funding will assist grass-roots clubs, I would certainly encourage Rugby League fans to give generously to the appeals being held for the families in affected areas so they can begin to rebuild their lives.”

Mr Livermore added: “The way the people in these communities have responded to this disaster is inspiring.

“Rugby League has a special connection with Queenslanders and we want to do what we can to help any affected clubs get back on their feet.”

Grass-roots Rugby League clubs affected by the disaster are asked to contact their QRL Division Manager for assistance, with the QRL to administer the allocation of funds to clubs in need.