- May 5, 2016
- AFL Club
AFL does exactly the same though - my son went to half a dozen after school clinics last year and was registered among ‘active australian rules’ players.The NRL, re its official regd. "participant" nos., often quotes a total no. only (which includes non-contact one-off Gala Days, Community events, short term school programs etc.; & touch/tag competition nos. also).
Also, when it quotes official regd. Club player nos., many of these players are only involved in a RL club playing non-contact touch/tag Competition matches (which many RL clubs now also run).
Due to your direct links with the authors of this superb book on AF in Qld., is there a possibility you (or your contacts) could provide info. on the number of jnr. male (U6- U18) RL Club players playing contact RL in:-
. Brisbane (with separate nos. for Greater Brisbane, not inc. Ipswich area; & also Ipswich Junior RL comp.)
. Gold Coast
. Sunshine Coast
Ditto for snr male contact RL players in these 3 areas.
Ditto for jnr & snr female contact RL club nos.
Much appreciated if you can assist.
numbers of players isn’t a great guide anyway because quite simply, league is never going to have as many players. It’s more physically dangerous than any other team sport.
I’m not one of those w***ers that thinks afl is soft or something, it’s a bloody tough game, but it has no scare factor that will stop people playing it.