The next generation of Queensland rugby league stars will be honing their skills and talent with the launch of the Flagstone Tigers and new $350,000 team clubhouse at Flagstone Sports Field.

An affiliate of the Eastern Suburbs Tigers, a feeder club for the National Rugby League’s Melbourne Storm, the Flagstone Tigers debuted its Under 6, 7, 8 and 9 teams for the 2021 competition.

Brian Torpy, CEO at Eastern Suburbs Tigers, said Flagstone Tigers was formed due to the vital need for rugby league to have a strong presence as the future of this satellite city continues to grow.

“It’s important that young people have the opportunity to be involved in sport, not only for their health and fitness, but also for their wellbeing and social development,” he said.

“These new sports facilities are an important milestone, as they lay the long-term foundation for the Flagstone Tigers and the role the club will play in continuing to build the spirit of this already vibrant community.”

“Moving into 2022, we are looking to expand the Flagstone Tigers into older age groups, while working with local schools to implement junior rugby league development programs,” he concluded.

The new clubhouse will feature change rooms, showers, toilets, a kiosk, and meeting rooms.

On behalf of the Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport, Charis Mullen MP, Queensland State Member for Jordan, said this investment from the Queensland Government will ensure the Flagstone Tigers have the best start to their rugby league story.

“Flagstone is a small suburb now, but it is growing rapidly. As a master-planned community we are expecting more than 30,000 residents to call Flagstone home – with a further 90,000 in the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area – so we need to start building facilities for the future now,” she said.

“With a direct path into the Melbourne Storm, the Flagstone Tigers are primed to rival their sister club, Logan Brothers, and foster the next generation of Queensland rugby league stars.”

Peet Limited, developer for the $6.7 billion Flagstone project, will provide in-kind contributions to the clubhouse project which will be a modular build managed by QBuild, with construction to be completed later this year.

Brendan Gore, CEO and Managing Director at Peet Limited, said the new master-planned community will eventually have its own city centre.

“Flagstone is one of South East Queensland’s largest and fastest growing new residential areas in Australia, attracting more than 20 new families every month,” he said.

“Peet’s long-term vision for bringing Flagstone to life is becoming more of a reality every day. These new sporting facilities expand our commitment to creating a community with a focus on family and outdoor living.

“The new facilities complement Flagstone Parklands which features one of the biggest adventure playgrounds in South East Queensland, the popular interactive water play park, the state’s first splash and play dog park and a competition standard urban skate park,” he concluded.

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