The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Country Rugby League and Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School have announced a partnership that will see the school used as a high-performance base for representative football.
CRL High Performance and Elite Pathways Football Manager Matt Parish believes this is yet another positive outcome for the Greater Northern Region, after an historic MOU was announced in April for a new representative development pathway for participants in Groups 4, 19 and 21.
“This partnership marks another important step in the long-term relationship CRL is building with the Bulldogs and it’s great to see them making further commitment to our game in the Greater Northern Region,” Parish said.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for our players in the Under-14’s and 15’s Country Championships, Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups and Men’s Under-23’s and Women’s Country Championships, who will now have access to state-of-the-art facilities.
“Players, coaches and trainers will benefit from this agreement and it will allow for further game development in the Greater Northern Region.”
Newly-appointed Bulldogs Development and Pathways Manager David Hamilton said the new partnership would offer players access to the best facilities in the region.
“The facilities here are first class and are exactly what’s needed to create a high-performance environment,” Hamilton said.
“These kinds of environments are what CRL are working really hard to create across regional NSW.
“By creating these environments, we are giving these players a chance to develop their skills and compete at the highest levels should they get there.”
This story first appeared on crlnsw.com.au