Chanel College is again participating in the Confraternity Rugby League Carnival, which is in Brisbane in 2017. The Confraternity Carnival is an annual schoolboy’s Rugby League competition conducted by the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools’ Rugby League (Q.I.S.S.R.L). The Carnival has been around since 1980 and has developed a reputation as one of the most formidable and biggest schoolboy Rugby League competitions in Australia.
The Confraternity has featured many players who have gone on to achieve higher things in the game, with 150 NRL players, 30 State of Origin and 20 Australian players all involved in past tournaments.
The Carnival is played each year during the first week of the June/July school holidays and in a different city each year throughout Queensland. Over 45 schools regularly attend the carnival. With six games being played during the week, it is a very demanding carnival for all players.
With a squad of twenty players attending, the Chanel Rugby League team have been training enthusiastically since the start of the year, under the guidance of Coach Chris Andersen and assistant coach Ben Platt. Last year in Rockhampton, the team won the inaugural Men of League Challenge and are hoping to bring some silverware back again this year. The side boasts representative players such as Cameron Fitzsimmons, Lincoln Rebel, Sam Romagnolo and Joe Romagnolo.
The team has been fortunate in receiving support from a number of businesses which include Frost Engineering, Butler and Sons Fabrication, Toxfree, InvestBlue, Monadelphous, Departure Point Travel and KEMPE Hydraulics. The Chanel Team has close links with the Gladstone Brothers Senior Rugby League Club and they have been generous in their support over many years.