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JD994

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I agree, but who will lead the way for this? and who will build the culture that Australia needs as New Zealand did?

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

of course, this is true but I still hate to see the game I’ve been playing since I was 4, start to lose its edge. I’m very hopeful for the future and hopefully, after this COVID-19 event is over people will start playing again to feeling the enjoyments of sport

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

I believe they mean Rugby Australia, but I’m not 100%

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

Sorry, it took a while to respond to this, I’m just adjusting to online classes.
This is true, me being 16yo myself I see my mates never leaving the house (which is really annoying) but I know that there could be more participation than there currently is right now. and your point about parents wrapping their kids in bubble wrap, I also agree. I myself have had a few concussions and my parents have tried to stop me, but hey haven’t succeeded yet and as the era of technology encloses all sport I don’t know what can help with that, but my ‘Fix’ is not the god fix that will keep the game running forever but now I find it is needed

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

it’s not my crux, as I said in the article. ‘I don’t know all the answers and I don’t pretend to’ i just put my view in after hearing from some ex-players and people around the community. whether it is correct or not is up to debate, but the current board isn’t working well, so I decided to change it up. but obviously we can’t go full ex-players or full of people who may not have as much experience as them.

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

I didn’t mean that ONLY former players love the game, cause I love the game and i know millions more do, whether they play or not. I was just trying to say that many former players such as Campo have had lots to say and may be able to put an educated view on what needs to be done, as I find culture is a problem in the Elite levels of the game and they may know how to fix it.

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

sorry for not clarifying this in the article but I’ve based most of the stats from Sydney, as that’s where I live, and I was having major issues finding statistics on participation in general. I’m just lucky I know some presidents from some Sydney grassroots clubs.

Thanks for clearing that up

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

This is true john. They have time to change the things they need to before rugby starts again, but whether they do this. that’s the problem

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia

honestly, I find this a hard one to answer because, one of the best ways to get young people to join the game is for our national team to start winning over 50% of there games, but the best ways to do that is to change to the culture of rugby in Australia and keeping and increasing the range of talent coming from grassroots rugby. it’s really up to the people on top.

The state of grassroots rugby in Australia