General Warriors Junior Program Reform

Kiwishark

U20's Player
Oct 7, 2020
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Seen on the news last night that they held a 2 day camp for u16 Players... The older boys return to training tomorrow at 4pm and will be training 3 days a week
 
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mrblonde

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Apr 14, 2012
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Auckland
I presume the U17s/u19s here in Auckland are stuck playing Fox given Covid restrictions etc?
 

snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
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Having 3 grades especially reserve grade would help strengthen the competition, would need to b a higher level than the state leagues. That would depend on how many of the players are full time professionals.

Give the clubs more depth.
 
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matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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Sydney
Having 3 grades especially reserve grade would help strengthen the competition, would need to b a higher level than the state leagues. That would depend on how many of the players are full time professionals.

Give the clubs more depth.
There’s a bit of a double edge sword with some claiming it would kill the NSW and QLD cups- think there’s room for both but the current state comps would likely drop in standard a bit but I think it will improve the pathways for NRL.
Other sticking point is how Thurs and Fri games would work with the semi pro nature of the lower grades
 
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matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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Nice idea in theory but sounds unaffordable when everyone's taking pay cuts. Where does that leave the feeder clubs like Dolphins?
Just doing what they were doing in the 90s, being a Queensland cup side and possible feeder into a reserve grade side.
Worth noting the reserve grade would be non playing top 30 players with the rest made up from players now playing in NSW/Qld cup feeder teams which many work supplemental jobs currently
 
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Tony Martin

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 4, 2016
863
For anyone interested the NZRL under 20s Comp kicks off today.
Six teams in the comp. Auckland White, Auckland Blue, Central Districts, Waicoa Bay, South Island and Northland

both Auckland team lists and players to watch below. A few gun warrior juniors in there. Ali Leiataua, Zyon Maiu, Salesi Ataata, Tony Tafa


Both live on Skysport 4 from 2 o’clock today
 
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Gizzyfan

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Jan 2, 2013
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At that age they should be shown how to be professional, it isn't just about being paid, it about how you approach the game and life itself
 

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