The first Gold Coast Junior Rugby League (GCJRL) season kicked off on April 16. This included teams in ages U7 – U15 from Burleigh, Brothers, Currumbin, Nerang, Runaway Bay and Tigers. Tigers also fielded “Special A” teams in the Brisbane Rugby League in U10, U12 and U14. On April 13 1977, the proposal for the Gold Coasts own Minor Leagues referees association was approved.