The Men of League Foundation will be one of the beneficiaries of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League’s 2010 pre-season competition.

The competition, known as the Ballina RSL Charity Shield, will begin on March 28. It will culminate with a presentation night at the Ballina RSL Club on April 23.

NRRRL secretary Doug Harrison said that the Men of League Foundation and breast cancer research would be the beneficiaries of the competition.

The total prize pool for the competition is $10,500, donated in part by the Ballina RSL Club.

The pre-season competition will be split into North and South divisions, with the top-performing teams from each division meeting in the final.

The best-performed team from either division will host the final.

Meanwhile, in other NRRRL news, Cudgen has signed former Balmain and Manly first-grader Craig Field for the 2010 season.  Cudgen will be coached by Con Theodossiou.

Other new coaching appointments include Don Walker (Kyogle), Simon Kelly (Byron Bay), Scott Hogan (Mullumbimby), Ricky Binge (Lower Clarence) and John Sione Va’a (Casino RSM).

Chris Binge (Northern United), Brian Battese (Ballina), Xavier Sullivan (Grafton Rhinos), Col Speed (Grafton Ghosts) and David Krause (Lismore Marist Brothers) have been reappointed as 2010 coaches.