Shield - Aus/NZ Railway Commissioners Tennis Shield QLD 1982 winners
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TROPHIES AND AWARDS Sports trophy
Australian & New Zealand Railways \ Commissioners Tennis Shield
Donated by the Commissioners \ WON BY \ QUEENSLAND \ 1982
Members of Australian railway institutes participated in local sporting competitions and representative sides were chosen to compete against other interstate railway institutions. Sports included football, rifle shooting, tennis, table tennis and cricket. New South Wales and Queensland Railway Institutes played against each other in Rugby League tests, while the majority of other states played Australian Rules Football tests. Cricket was the biggest of the sports, with all states participating, including the Commonwealth Railway, in cricket competitions.
A side to represent the Queensland Railway Institute at the March 1982 Australian and New Zealand Railways Institutes' Lawn Tennis Carnival in Perth was chosen in late 1981. The team comprised of: D. Bianchi (Shunter in Charge, Toowoomba; Captain), B. Walker (Clerk, Chief Accountants Office), S. Cuthbert (Fitter, Ipswich), P. Bergan (Draftsman, Chief Engineers Office), V. Robertson (Fireman, Rockhampton), D. Dickson (Carriage Builder, Ipswich), J. Osborne (Electroplater, Ipswich) and V. Juillerat (Driver, Toowoomba).