About Us

Brisbane Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Club


Mission Statement

At Brothers JRLFC, the mission is to foster a safe environment that Brothers  Jnrs RLFC  Leprechaun  Logopromotes and encourages all participants to play and enjoy Rugby League. 


  • To promote and develop the game of Rugby League within the community so as to encourage optimum participation and enjoyment at every level.
  • Actively market and advertise our club and the sport of Rugby League in a positive manner within the community.
  • Increase player, coach, administrator and volunteer numbers.
  • Implement sound financial planning.
  • To be commercially and financially viable at all times.
  • To maintain the highest possible standards catering for all player needs.
  • To provide an appropriate culture that offers club participation, opportunity, family fun, relaxation and entertainment for all.
  • Enhance coach and player development.
  • Deliver a high quality service and provide support structures to parents, players, coaches and helpers by a vibrant highly motivated committee.
  • To provide the best opportunities for our players, coaches, administrators and support staff.


  • Innovative: Be contemporary, pioneering and inventive- at the cutting edge of achievement.
  • Passion: Possess enthusiasm, energy and self-belief.
  • Inspiration: Motivate and encourage others to participate.
  • Community Partnerships: Form community partnerships and participate positively to effectively achieve club objectives.
  • Integrity: Operate with sincerity and fairness to all.


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Brothers first fielded teams in the Brisbane Junior Rugby League competition in 1935 and the Junior Club was formed in 1945 to administer and foster junior teams in the Past Brothers Club

Brothers Juniors owes a great deal to a number of families who have dedicated their energies to ensure the Club has remained viable and strong for many years i.e the Donaldsons, Hickeys, McGraws and Munros just to name a few.

The Juniors have produced the following Queensland players: Reg Cannon, Wayne Abdy, Barry Dowling, Len Dittmar, Robert Grogan, Bob Cock, David Wright, Peter Gallagher and Noel Cavanagh.

Wright, Gallagher and Cavanagh also represented Australia with Gallagher having the honour of captaining his country against the Poms on a Kangaroo Tour.

NRL players Luke Williamson (Canberra and Manly), Ashley Harrison (Broncos, South Sydney and Easts) Shaun Valentine (ex Cowboys), David Shillington (Easts) are also products of Brothers Juniors. 

Recent history reveals a fairly nomadic existence where we have had several "Home Grounds" i.e.Corbett Park, Padua College, Hickey Park, Gibson Park, and Shawsportz, where we became foundation tenants in 1998.

A decision was taken at our AGM in 2005 based on sound business reasons to transfer our operations on a full time basis to Gibson Park where we have trained for the past thirty (30) years in order to establish a permanent home for our club and it is our objective to upgrade the facilities to a level that will see it become one of the better sporting arenas on Brisbane's north side. We have been successful in obtaining a grant from the   Brisbane City Councils Community Grants Program for the construction of a new toilet block and this will be the first of many projects that we have identified as part of our five-year plan, which is currently being developed.  

Our player numbers have increased in the past two years and that can be attributed to the fact that we have now established a permanent home at Gibson Park which gives the Club some stability and our members see that there is a potential for expansion in a friendly and family orientated atmosphere. We have produced a number of representative players on a regular basis and we pride ourselves on the fact that we do provide an opportunity for participation for all levels of the community and in cases of hardship every possible assistance is provided.       

In Season 2007 we had 287 junior players, the most since 1994, in grades from Under 7 to Under 16. Fifty four players have played in excess of 100 games for the club with three having played in excess of 200 games Of the ten teams eligible for finals all qualified with three going on to the Grand Final winning two premierships with our two Under 11 teams and the second Under 14 side runners up. Five teams made the mid season Chairman's Trophy final with success with U11 Div 2, Under 14 Div 2 and Under 16 Div 1.

With the demise of our senior club (Brothers Valleys) in 2004 and therefore the loss of the association with the St.George Illawarra Dragons was seen as huge setback for our club in relation to coaching and development assistance programs put in place.

It became apparent that in order to protect our current player numbers that we needed to form another link with a senior club as quickly as possible. With that in mind we made an approach to North's in 2005 who had an affiliation with the Melbourne Storm and all Junior clubs in our proximity were part of their program known as the Northern Storm Development. This association has now ceased, however Norths have negotiated a new package with the highly successful Broncos Club and a new program known as Northern Broncos Development Program is know in place.

It is expected this association will only strengthen which will assist in the retention of our current crop of talented players and provide the necessary pathway for them to progress to the elite level should they so desire and dampen the thought that to succeed they need to move on to other clubs to fulfill those desires.

We celebrated our 70th Anniversary in 2005 and we are proud of the history and tradition that has been created by our predecessors and trust that will continue as our past,  present and future  players continue to proudly don the famous Blue and White butcher stripes.   

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