Barrett joins Men of League Foundation
STATE of Origin media chief and commentator Frank Barrett has been appointed Queensland state manager of the Men of League Foundation.
Barrett, 39, was born and raised in Warwick and has held various media positions with NRL clubs the Bulldogs, Knights and Storm during the past decade. His most recent role was as communications manager with the QRL.
Men of League chief executive officer Corene Strauss welcomed the appointment of Barrett as a replacement for Steve Calder, who resigned because of poor health.
"Frank brings to the table a wealth of understanding about our game and its people, and that will help our organisation continue to deliver on our commitment to help those within the rugby league community in need of assistance," she said.
"With a career in the game spanning more than a decade, Frank's experience, established networks and passion for the game will be invaluable."
Barrett (pictured) said he was excited by what he could achieve in his new position with Men of League.
"I am a long-time supporter of the foundation and look forward to working in a role that will make a real difference to those less fortunate who support our game," he said.
Barrett will be responsible for continuing to build an active, engaged and sustainable volunteer community within the Men of League Foundation which has branches throughout regional Queensland and New South Wales.