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Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

Wb1234

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so its not free after all. Ok that fact check done.

The only reason the LC has now stepped in to reduce costs is apparently because the govt has changed its voucher scheme and made it means tested.
Question remains
1. why doesnt NRL cover jnr rego fees, it can afford it.
2. Why dont all LC's which makes sht load of money on the back of supposedly existing for local RL cover full jnr rego fees
3. Would free rego for kids increase participation? Worth a 3 year trial Id have thought.
He’s taking off the subsidies
 

Iamback

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1. what sport is making $50mill surpluses each year?
2. It would seem most don't. Only one I've found so far that covers full fee is Canterbury.
3. if you dont try you'll never know. They could run a pilot in an area and see if it made a difference. Free rego and improved registration marketing and increased DO school attendance in that region. Do it for 2 years and see if it increases numbers. Its called research!

1. I take it as none then?

2. Penrith does too.

3. Yep lets add another layer of waste -

I have no doubt you would increase number for kids in primary school. Again though teenagers is where you get the drop off and that is not footy related issues
 

Iamback

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Its pretty simple, pour more money into grass roots level participation.

Yes but still get issue of 15 year old kid has work, school, Girlfriends getting in the way.

So that doesn't lead to increased player numbers in that age that are falling away
 

Perth Red

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1. I take it as none then?

2. Penrith does too.

3. Yep lets add another layer of waste -

I have no doubt you would increase number for kids in primary school. Again though teenagers is where you get the drop off and that is not footy related issues
1. Context. Most sports cant afford to do it, RL can.
2. Do you fact check anything? Clearly they dont: https://www.brotherspjrlc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Registration-Costs-2024.pdf
3. wtf? How is doing research to see if waving rego fees for jnrs leads to increased registrations adding a layer of waste?

The more kids you have playing the more teenagers you have playing. Simple enough equation. Sure there will always be drop off at certain age groups but build the base of the pyramid bigger and the top gets bigger as well.
 

Wb1234

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Which can only be used for one sport anyway. So you aren't wasting it by kids using it for multiple sports
Afl model is centralised funding where a kids junior location is irrelevant

nrl model is clubs investing mostly in the local product supplemented by elsewhere

some gws guy said with the nrl getting local stadia improved afl didn’t stand a chance with clubs entrenched in their catchment area
 

Steel Saints

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Afl model is centralised funding where a kids junior location is irrelevant

nrl model is clubs investing mostly in the local product supplemented by elsewhere

some gws guy said with the nrl getting local stadia improved afl didn’t stand a chance with clubs entrenched in their catchment area

Well the AFL has a draft. The NRL doesn't have a draft, that's why a club like Penrith is investing in it's own juniors. And a couple of years ago, they won every grade.
 

Penrith fan

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Yes that is total capitalism

Invest in your own and see your long term prospects shine.

AFL will have a grand final of GWS vrs Tasmania in a couple of years' time. See how the Melbournians take to that. Answer, they will turn off in droves.
 

Penrith fan

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Yes thats the difference, NRL is for all of Australians across our wide brown sun burnt nation.

fumbleball is only for the cultural elites.
 

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