The Canterbury-Bankstown Junior Rugby League season finished last weekend with a massive day of Grand Finals at Hammondville Oval.
During the season, the 12 local clubs registered 3173 players spread across 204 teams from Under 5s to Opens. In the 13s to 18s ages, Canterbury teams were in combined competitions with other districts.
Overall, the boys competed in 12 combined comps. with our local clubs making 10 Grand Finals with eight becoming Premiers! In the girls, our locals competed in 4 combined comps., making the Grand Final in three and were Premiers in one.
General Manager of Football, Steve Price was pleased with the season:
“Although player numbers were slightly down on last season, John Grealy (Manager of the Juniors) and the volunteers from the clubs have done a fantastic job in getting the season completed after the many hiccups caused by Covid 19.
The great results by our juniors in the combined competitions will hold us in good stead for the future of our rep. teams in Harold Matts, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale.”
Craig Wilson (Pathways and Development Officer) added:
“In mid-October we are getting the coaches from our local 14s to 18s teams into Belmore for an all-day session to show them what we coach in the Bulldogs Pathways Program and in December we’ll be starting our Pete Moore Academy sessions for all this year’s 14’s and 15s. Both programs should ensure our junior base will support the seniors into the future”.
Trials for Harold Matts, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale are set for October, with dates to be announced.