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Members of junior rugby leagues across NSW today signed an historic document creating the state’s first combined Junior League Association.

Because of recent changes in the NSWRL’s constitution, the new association will gain full membership of the NSWRL and have voting power at annual general meetings.

The association has formed a board and will unify the delivery of the game across New South Wales.

‘This is an historic day for Rugby League in NSW,’ said NSWRL chief executive, David Trodden.

‘The formation of the association gives junior league clubs a greater voice with their membership to the NSWRL and we hope this increases the communication we have with the junior leagues because we value their input highly.

‘The work they do in developing our game’s future talent is something the League is extremely thankful for because, without their hard work, we wouldn’t be in the strong position we are in today.

‘I would like to congratulate everyone involved on all the hard work they have put into the formation of the association and I look forward to working with them in the future.’

The finalising of the document was completed at the annual three-day Junior League Administrators Conference in Gerringong.

During the conference administrators had presentations from NRL chief executive, David Smith; NSWRL general manager – strategy and community affairs, Dirk Melton; on the NSWRL’s strategic plan and lectures on NRL education programs and inclusive Rugby League.



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