Discussion in 'North American Rugby League' started by adamkungl, Aug 28, 2019.
Can I also suggest link don't worka.
Rutgerson to coach in California Rugby League’s debut
it keeps getting blocked but google the above to read it
Edit. Link doesn’t work either!!!
Rugby League Planet links never work on here.
I see we're on the same page
Would be great to see small 4-6 team leagues centred around the largest and most influential cities in the US. Keep the barriers for entry low and get involved in local communities.
Then grow into more ambitious state and national plans from there.
New York City
Definitely and really like your suggested approach. Naturally if the 'winners' of these city based leagues then want to play off for say a 'State' or 'National' title, they can, but let those types of travel become 'one-offs' for teams each year, than a weekly commitment.
I wonder how many of the now 'defunct' Rugby League clubs in the US could still be running or could be restarted if the USARL started to take that approach below the main competition....
You could have ended up with something like this in the North
Washington Centre: Baltimore (Former), Washington (Former), Northern Virginia (Current)
NYC Centre: New York (Former), Connecticut (Former), New Haven (Former), New Jersey (Former), Brooklyn (Current), White Plains (Current), Southhampton (Former)
Philadelphia Center: Bucks County (Former), Philadelphia (Current), Wilmington (Current), Delaware (Former)
Boston Center: Oneida (Former), Rhode Island (Former), Boston (Current)
Naturally the above simplifies things a bit, as some new clubs were formed by old, and there were was of course politics, and other factors which saw some leave, but it does raise some 'what ifs'.
There was also the NY Raiders.
The California Rugby League is taking expressions of interest from Sacramento now.... Looks like they might be trying to get the Sacramento team to play in SF on December 7 as well (maybe as a curtain raiser?)
Two new teams have been announced. Sacramento Diehards and Santa Rosa Bravehearts.
Sacramento and Santa Rosa will play curtain raiser to the SF v LA game.
Good stuff. Are these 2 new teams additions to other teams in California?
Yeah, they currently have 4x teams which will take part in the Exhibition clash later this year and the inaugural season next year:
Santa Rosa Braveheart
They have also announced that they'll be holding a youth clinic (Ages 6 - 17) in LA on November 9 in the hope of even running some youth clashes.
This sounds really promising
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