Oldest junior club

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  1. brook

    brook First Grade

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    I've always believed that the mighty Leichhardt Wanderers was Australia's oldest junior rugby league club and I know thats what they call themselves but an article in the tele recently stated that the oldest club was the mascot jets - does anyone know which one is right?
     
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    The Mascot Jets were founded in 1910, I don't know about the Wanderers :?

    I think you could add Fairfield United Magpies to those two. I'm not sure when they were founded, but they were one of the first junior rugby league clubs in the world to register themselves.
     
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    Fairfield United was a merger between Fairfield City and Fairfield RSL in the 1980s. But I think there was a Fairfield club in the Southern Metropolitan league, a Group controlled by the Western Suburbs District, in the 1920s.
     
  4. brook

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    hmm thanks guys

    not sure when the wanderers were actually formed although i know the balmain junior league was formed in 1909 or 1908 and i think they were a foundation club or very close to - looks like a close call either way
     
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    dimitri First Grade

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    does anybody know which was the first junior league club in each area

    in the st george area id say arncliffe scots would be the oldest
     
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    I know for a fact Mascot Jets promote themselves as
    the oldest junior club in australia but wether thats correct
    or not I'm not sure.My son played for Maroubra in Souths
    Jnrs for a few years & I remember recieving some info
    about all the clubs and Thats where i saw that fact.
     
  7. brook

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    yeah the wanderers do the same thing

    it seems a bit like the newtown/glebe thing
     
  8. Miracle Balls

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    Mascot, 1910.

    Leichhardt Wanderers, 1911.

    However, Wanderers have fielded teams every year since they began. As I understand it Mascot has had periods of not fielding any teams. Their premierships profile on the Souths Juniors site suggests some fairly inactive decades. It's a fascinating question, maybe some Bunnies fans can clarify.
     
  9. brook

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    ahh ok that could be where the dispute comes from then...

    thanks for the help anyway, either way its great to see two such great old clubs still active (and while i can't speak for the jets the wanderers are still thriving despite the changing demographics - theres more than a few leichhardt wanderers juniors among the wests tigers best rising talent :) )
     
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    Yeah, Mascot has been very strong and successfull in the last few years from what I seen...always seems to be an abundance of players.

    Hey Brook....any names we know originate from the Wanderers???
     
  11. brook

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    Pearson is a former wanderer, as is adam tippet out of this years first grade

    but half of balmains flegg and ball teams (including bronson harrison who i still rate the most promising junior in the club) are all wanderers
     
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    Robbie Farah and James Webster from Parra are also a couple of Wanderers who have tasted first grade this year.
     
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    meggsie?

    I thought he played for burwood united and pats dundas?

    forgot to mention robbie you're right there
     
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    Did Buckets play for dundas shamrocks???
    or St Pats...did he go to school there?? his profile on the wests tigers site said he went somewhere else
     
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    buckets played for the shamrocks

    dunno if he went to pats or not but i'd assume he did?
     
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    Brook, I'm pretty sure that James entered grade from the Wanderers. I know for certain that he played with Adam Tippett in Wanderers U/15 premiership side in 1994.
     
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    there you go - another reason to love the little champ :D
     
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    Not that you needed one :D
     
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    Tweed Heads Seagulls were formed in 1909
     
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    Cronulla-Caringbah were the first junior club in the Cronulla-Sutherland league.

    Do the Mascot Jets play on that ground that's about 1min drive from the Airport? I forget the street, but it says Mascot JRLFC or something on a fading sign.
     

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