Collegians player Campbell Ridley runs into the Eastern Suburbs defence in a WDJRL game this year.
Collegians player Campbell Ridley runs into the Eastern Suburbs defence in a WDJRL game this year. Deanna Millard

Board takes shape in Warwick and District juniors

RUGBY LEAGUE: Darling Downs schoolboys under-18 rugby league coach Craig Frattini is the latest appointment to the new board of the Warwick and District Junior Rugby League.

For the first time, a board will run the day-to-day operations of the league just like the Toowoomba Rugby League in the seniors.

Club delegates will now meet four times a year.

Frattini has been appointed the board member with responsibility for development and representative rugby league.

The Assumption College deputy principal, who has coached the Darling Downs open schoolboys for the past two years, has been re-appointed for 2017.

The league is still to appoint a treasurer to the board under the leadership of president Dave Landers.

Warwick-based Rob Weaver is the secretary.

Frattini said his main aim as a board member would be to continue the development of all players and coaches in the league.

"Anyone involved in a sport must always be developing their skills, knowledge and experience and I will be aiming to help in that regard along with NRL game development officers Jim Stevens and Scott Morton,” Frattini said.

"My aim is to have good communications with all clubs regarding representative footy. I want to be able to give players the opportunity to play for Warwick and District, South West Mustangs and then with the Central Crows at the state championships.”

Frattini's role will be to oversee development and representative programs for boys and girls across the league.

Next season, Crows teams will be selected in both boys' and girls' age groups.