Canberra Region Rugby League unveiled their new Junior Registration campaign yesterday.
The ad, which is prominent on Canberra buses, features current junior rugby league players Mollie Sullivan and Lachlan Gook with current Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker and fellow Raiders Nick Cotric and Sam Williams.
With all three players having played their junior rugby league in CRRL competitions, the trio are wearing their junior club jerseys to highlight the strong pathway that CRRL provides to the Canberra Raiders.
“It’s exciting to see our ad out in the Canberra community,” CRRL General Manager, Mark Vergano said. “Our junior competitions have provided plenty of players to the Raiders and to see people like Jarrod, Nick and Sam playing at the level they are now is a source of pride for our competitions.
“The opportunities for women within our competitions are exciting as players like Mollie can now have a pathway from Under 6’s all the way through to the upcoming WNRL.”
This ad campaign comes off the back of figures announced by New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL), which state that CRRL have enjoyed a 12% increase in junior registration, the greatest increase amongst all junior NSWRL competitions for the year to date.
CRRL General Manager Mark Vergano was pleased with the progress but was eager to see the progress continue in the lead up to the season.
“Our local clubs have been doing a fantastic job in getting out amongst the community and recruiting local kids,” Vergano said. “The fact that our registration numbers are increasing shows that the changes that the NRL have made to ensure that each junior player is safer and more involved is making a difference.”
In addition to this, CRRL and the Canberra Raiders have built upon the PlayNRL Rewards program to ensure that every junior player receives free entry to every Raiders home game during the regular season.
“The recent initiatives that CRRL have put in place reaffirm the great value for money that parents get when they sign their children up to play rugby league,” Vergano said.
Head to playnrl.com.au/register to find your local club and register your child for the 2018 junior rugby league season.