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Current state of NRL SA

AdelaideRLFC

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Just an update on NRL SA

- Roughly 600 registered players, 30% female and 20% of those players at South Adelaide RLC
- All clubs are struggling with Junior development
- Aim of the organisation is to have all have clubs "be fully developed" meanining that teams are fielded for all tiers and divisions. Adelaide Hills Tigers aims to achieve this within 2 years.
- - Until this objective is completed, there will be no further expansion of the NRL SA
- Only three development officers (DOs) in SA. WA and Victoria have about 30.
-- NRL wont send more DOs until the number of players and overal participation increases.
 

Perth Red

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Just an update on NRL SA

- Roughly 600 registered players, 30% female and 20% of those players at South Adelaide RLC
- All clubs are struggling with Junior development
- Aim of the organisation is to have all have clubs "be fully developed" meanining that teams are fielded for all tiers and divisions. Adelaide Hills Tigers aims to achieve this within 2 years.
- - Until this objective is completed, there will be no further expansion of the NRL SA
- Only three development officers (DOs) in SA. WA and Victoria have about 30.
-- NRL wont send more DOs until the number of players and overal participation increases.
We have 2 DO in WA. If you have 3 you are doing well!
 

Perth Red

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Only 2 with 4000+ registered players? My source told me that WA has at least 30.
I actually emailed them to check as I knew we only had 2 a few years ago.
Turns out we had 4 until this month when we just got a 5th!
The ARLC grassroots funding outside of NSW and Qlnd is disgraceful!
 

AdelaideRLFC

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I actually emailed them to check as I knew we only had 2 a few years ago.
Turns out we had 4 until this month when we just got a 5th!
The ARLC grassroots funding outside of NSW and Qlnd is disgraceful!
It's really disgusting how they gatekeep the game. SA and WA are craving Rugby League.
 

Perth Red

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It's really disgusting how they gatekeep the game. SA and WA are craving Rugby League.
At the formation of the ARLC they decided to centralise a lot of things including DO's and then closed down the state bodies as independent organisations, except NSWRL and QRL, and took them all in house. I cant say that it improved anything!
 

Perth Red

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It does sht me that the ARLC can find an extra $100mill a year for NRL clubs and players but cant find $2mill for each of the expansion states and NZRL.
 

AdelaideRLFC

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It does sht me that the ARLC can find an extra $100mill a year for NRL clubs and players but cant find $2mill for each of the expansion states and NZRL.
Absolute madness - and it would not even cost that much to fund a solid franchise in the expansion states. Pump $15-20 million and have those teams play in the NSW cup for 5 years and by 2030's we'll have most states covered.

I support WA, SA and even Tasmania eventually having a team.
 

Colk

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Absolute madness - and it would not even cost that much to fund a solid franchise in the expansion states. Pump $15-20 million and have those teams play in the NSW cup for 5 years and by 2030's we'll have most states covered.

I support WA, SA and even Tasmania eventually having a team.

I don’t think Tasmania is big enough
 

siv

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Classic chicken and egg excuses of the NRL.
AFL states dont care about RL so why waste money on them? AFL states dont care about RL becasue the game does little to make them care.
The way to fix this is for Adelaide to become a Roosters feeder zone

Then suddenly they will divert NRL DOs money from the CC to SA
 

AdelaideRLFC

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Do SA teams also wear the Storm logo like Victorian teams?
Current SA junior teams wear the Rams logo and are called the SA Rams. South Aussie players have a direct pathway through the Storm/Thunderbolts to play in higher levels of the game.

Similar system in union with the Melbourne Rebels.

Obviously once we have a proper club running and a license in the SG Ball Cup and other levels we'll be having our local players rise through us.
 

Pneuma

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David Boe is from SA. Good news for the locals.
 

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