- Feb 3, 2016
- AFL Club
Younger age groups don't play 18 a side football, whilst under 13- 17 may have up to 28 registered players per team, lower age levels can have 10 or so playing 9 a side football - 3 backs, 3 mids and 3 forwards on a small ground.Any particular reason you have allocated only an average of 15 players per AF Club team in Greater West Syd?
I would have thought c. 21 players per team.
Also, you have estimated Club Auskick nos. for 4-8 y.o.'s in Greater West Syd. at only c.40% of total Club no.?
Auskick is booming,many females in Auskick now - I would have thought c.70%
Contact RL regd. nos. have been on a long term decline (ditto RU).
To lose 15% in 1 year, however, is a HUGE hit (pun intended) for RL. The NRL would be very worried.
Anyone have any theories why 2017 has been so bad for Greater West Syd. RL?
(Macarthur Campbelltown etc. regions also down).
It will be interesting to see if the pro RL Sydney media report this participation decline as a "one-off" news event, as it usually does? Or will this long term trend become a northern state media narrative, & be reported/commented on in a regular," thematic" sense?
Just a guess at rounding it out at 15 per side, from ME Auskick which is the base of the pyramid usually had the strongest numbers and is about 40- 50% of total club numbers.
I think the NRL has been worried for quite some time, I think it has reached a point in WS now where it is becoming obvious.
I am not even sure what 100 million would do, unless the actual tackling stopped at junior level or weight divisions came in.