Come, try rugby league invite to all ages with free rego this year

A SKILFUL, fast-moving game that has a passionate fan base, rugby league has become one of Australia’s most popular sports but it’s important to learn the correct moves from day one.

As such, East Hills Rugby League Bulldogs is offering a ‘no tackle’ program for five and six-year-olds and a ‘tackle ready’ program for seven-year-olds with free registration for all ages up to A Grade including League Tag, up until and including Friday, April 26.
Playing for 23 years and coaching for the last 11 years, club vice-president Mary Waring says there is nothing like rugby league when it comes to getting fit, building physical strength and speed, and making friends for life.
He said the free ‘no tackle’ and ‘tackle ready’ programs were a fantastic opportunity for boys and girls to start strongly and safely in the game with the support of the family-friendly club which was a lot smaller and closer than some of the bigger sporting clubs in the district.
“It’s the ideal game for kids to get involved in as the game flows well with a lot of involvement across the park, everyone gets a good go, with minimal injury risk once you learn how to tackle safely,” he said.
“The ball is in play for longer periods than the stop, start nature of other codes; it’s also an easier game to pick up the rules for newbies and it’s not just for boys, with the women’s game really taking off.”
Playing under the Canterbury Bulldogs Junior Rugby League Association, the East Hills Bulldogs invite all to a ‘Try Footy’ open day at home ground Smith Park, East Hills, tomorrow, Thursday, April 18, 5-6.30pm, with a free barbecue on offer but there’s no need to register, just turn up to have some fun.
Register at: or for more info, call Waring on 0414 183 260.