The 2014 rugby league season is upon us. A team of EPJRLFC volunteers have been working behind the scenes in the off-season to organise trials, clothing, registration, coaches and fundraising events.
When it comes to the age groups from Under 8s through to Under 15s we have one coach lead the entire age group until the second trial and then teams are named for the third trial and start of competition. All players in the age group are eligible for the 1sts side. Team selections can prove to be a point of contention. At EPJRLFC we want to make sure kids are playing in the right division for their ability and skill so while in the 6s and 7s we will accommodate kids playing with friends or cousins, as they move up through the age groups it's important for their safety and the safety of their opposition, that they play in the correct division.
The following 'rules' are good ones to keep in mind as a parent or player in the Saturday competition:
It is important to remember that our club is run by volunteers. From the committee, to the coaching staff, to the helpers on the canteen and BBQ. Nobody is paid to do this 'job' but for many of us, we find ourselves happily committing many hours each week to EPJRLFC. Please be conscious of this if you have a complaint about club or team operations.
In summary, we are a proud family club at Emu Plains JRLFC and our community is a fabulous one. If we can continue to work together to support our kids, and wider community, that tradition will continue. Please help out where you can, encourage positive sportsmanship with your kids, and respect those volunteers who commit their time and passion to rugby league.
We look forward to a fabulous 2014 at Emu Plains JRLFC and hope your kids have fun and develop friendships that will last long after the boots are hung up for the last time.