The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) welcomes QRL's announcement that a percentage of gate takings from six of the Round 23 Intrust Super Cup games, part of 'Get in the Game' Country Week, will support its work in providing vital health services to rural and remote Queensland.
RFDS CEO Nino Di Marco said that a significant part of the work of the Flying Doctor is focused on mental health and promoting better health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities.
"Engaging with the Queensland Rugby League and promoting a healthy lifestyle, which includes sport, is a great way for us to achieve this," Di Marco said.
QRL head of football Neil Wharton said Country Week was one of the most important events on the QRL calendar.
"With the stature of 'Get in the Game' Country Week on the rise each year, the QRL has, this season, been able to broaden the round's reach through its support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service," Wharton said.
"Rugby league and Royal Flying Doctor Service are always striving to reach out across Queensland and both have an important role to play in so many communities."
RFDS representatives will join QRL Ambassadors and Game Development personnel at six games across regional Queensland, including: Charters Towers, Bundaberg, Blackall, Dalby, Stanthorpe and Innisfail.
'Get in the Game' Country Week
Saturday, August 15
Townsville Blackhawks v Ipswich Jets, 5pm @ Bill Lewis Oval, Charters Towers
CQ Capras v Tweed Heads Seagulls, 6:30pm @ Salter Oval, Bundaberg
Easts Tigers v Souths Logan Magpies, 7pm @ Blackall Showgrounds, Blackall
Norths Devils v Mackay Cutters, 7pm @ Dalby Leagues Ground, Dalby
Sunday, August 16
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Burleigh Bears, 1:40pm @ Sullivan Oval, Stanthorpe (*TV Ch9)
Redcliffe Dolphins v Northern Pride, 2pm @ Callendar Park, Innisfail
PNG Hunters v Wynnum Manly Seagulls, 2:30pm @ Sir
John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby