The NSWRL Try League program will look to capitalise on its success from 2019 when it introduces Vietnamese children to the game of Rugby League for the first time at clinics being staged in Fairfield and Revesby tomorrow (Wednesday 19 February).
Vietnamese children aged between four and 12 years old will take part in the Try League program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities at Avery Park, Fairfield. Another program for children of Indian descent will commence at Neptune Park, Revesby.
“After last year’s huge success amongst the diverse cultural communities in Western Sydney, the next step in the continuation of the Try League program was to take it out to other areas of NSW,” said Barrie-Jon Mather General Manager – Football.
“With the program commencing in Revesby and Fairfield areas we aim to target new groups of kids that are interested in Rugby League or alternatively have never watched the game before.
“This program was designed to encourage children who have been previously inactive to get active and involved in sport while also promoting social inclusiveness in Australian communities.”
Try League received a combined $500,000 in Federal and State Government funding in 2019 and enjoyed a successful start with 150 children from Indian, Middle Eastern and Filipino children taking part in programs at The Ponds, Parramatta, Minchinbury and Glenwood.
Try League runs for eight weeks during the school term and aims at teaching team-building and ball skills in an hour long fun session with experienced teachers from the Rugby League community.