Spot on. Clubs need to invest in their own future. No one else will. Logical really.
Time to wakeup and smell the coffee. There are no free lunches ffs.
its a real mish mash in RL compared to other sports. It seems responsibility is all over the place, nrl clubs, league clubs, state organisations, nrl all have their fingers in a very messy grassroots pie.
NRL clubs responsibility should be taking the very best 16 year olds and turning them into nrl players through elite pathways,
Beyond that there needs to be clear responsibility for getting schools, kids, universities etc etc playing the game, at the moment there is no cohesive strategy or clear responsibility at all. I think Richardson actually started to put forward a path to sorting out the mess but the leagues clubs baulked at it.