After securing major funding as part of Greater Bank’s #GreaterIllawarra program, Thirroul Junior Rugby League Club has been able to continue to develop and promote the game for young girls in the region.
After winning the community vote recently, the Club put their $2,000 in funds towards attracting more young girls to rugby league and league tag, as well as implementing programs to improve their skill level.
According to Club President, Ryan White, the club has supported teams for young girls for five seasons now and sees this as a real growth area for the club and competition.
“There is no doubt that that the support of women’s rugby league from the NRL and representative levels has prompted fantastic growth in the game. In just 12 months, we have gone from 80 to 123 female players, which is fantastic for the club,” Ryan said.
“This funding from Greater Bank will help us to continue to promote ladies league tag and rugby league in the area and run clinics and additional programs to continue to improve the skill level and understanding of the game.
“We hope this will be a real catalyst to drive more numbers and grow the game for young ladies in our area.”