Rugby League (Brisbane): Suzuki Brisbane Tigers League & More Episode 11
Rugby League coverage written by Dan Kelly for TigerTV.net,
Suzuki Brisbane Tigers Presents: League & More Episode 11 – This week we have rugby league players Mitchell Frei (from Intrust Super Cup side), Lachlan West (Hastings Deering Colts), and Danielle Hunter (BHP Premiership). With special guest Melissa Tabet on role as Marketing and Commercial Coordinator.
Video for the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club – Brisbane Tigers
This weeks edition of League and More was brimming with discussion from the Firehawks press conference which had taken place just hours earlier.
The press conference which featured bid CEO Brian Torpy, club chairman Stephen Bullow and bid consultants Shane and Brent Richardson was held Tuesday at Easts Leagues Club.
The conference made official the intentions of the Firehawks consortium to bid for the upcoming NRL expansion licence with the side to enter the competition in 2023.
League and More host John Devine alongside Eastern Suburbs club legend Gavin Payne discussed the events of the press conference alongside some of the strengths of the Firehawks bid.
Gavin Payne spoke of how excited he and many other prominent figures of the club are with the confirmation of the bid.
“I’ve been at the club for many years now, I’ve never seen some people around the establishment excited as they are about the bid” Payne said.
“I’m looking forward to getting details of the other bids to compare them in my own mind to see where the Tigers sit”.
The Firehawks two main competitors in the bidding process figure to be the Western corridor bid representing Ipswich and the Redcliffe Dolphins.
Firehawks bid CEO Brian Torpy spoke at the press conference about the Firehawks being seen as a national team if they were to be the successful bid for 2023.
“Firehawks will be a team for everyone… the Firehawks experience will be like no other in the NRL today.” Torpy said.
“The Firehawks experience while originating in Queensland with a focus on local participation will hold a strong benefit that you can be a Firehawk fan wherever you are.”
League and More host John Devine spoke with excitement about the Firehawks ambition to be seen as a truly national club despite its South East Queensland location.
“It’s not just a club for South East Queensland… places like Perth, South Australia and anywhere can say we haven’t got a club, let’s be a part of the Firehawks family” Devine said.
“They’re doing everything they can to possibly reach everybody in Australia and become part of the Firehawks, it’s outstanding”.
The Firehawks bid to become the NRL’s 17th team will be passed onto the NRL commission with a date for upon whether they are successful or not yet to be determined.
With the successful franchise to enter the competition in season 2023 the franchise chosen will be able to negotiate with players in November as they build their roster throughout late 2021 and 2022.
Video for the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club based in Coorparoo, Queensland – Brisbane Tigers.
Brisbane (Easts) Tigers are an affiliate of the Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club.
Music: Ryan Bogan
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