Rhino charges in to tackle 100th game as Junior League marks its centenary

REVESBY Heights Rhinos junior rugby league player Cooper Hunter has been awarded a trophy after playing his 100th game as Canterbury Bankstown District Junior Rugby League (CBDJRL) kicks off its 100-year celebrations.

Rich in history, the CBDJRL has produced many first-grade players, including the Hughes brothers, George Peponis, Steve Folkes, Terry Lamb, and more recently Jake Averillo and Jayden Okunbor.
To commemorate the 100 years of Junior League in Canterbury Bankstown district, a 100-year anniversary logo has been launched which draws inspiration from both the original CBDJRL logo and the newly revamped logo, incorporating the same iconic circle badge and blue, white and black colour scheme.
The traditional Bulldogs butcher stripe – a nod to the heritage and connection to the Berries who started the district’s journey into the professional league – which was used as the border of the original logo, has been brought back to create the heritage feel.
CBDJRL General Manager John Grealy said junior rugby league represented people from all walks of life who dedicated their time and energy into league and the community.
“This is an important milestone and to celebrate with a custom designed logo that pulls together elements from our history, while acknowledging our next chapter, is exciting for our local clubs, with more celebrations to follow later in the year,” he said.
A standout junior at only 11 years, Cooper has also represented East Hills District at the SSW Regional Swimming Championships and also at the Regional Athletics Championships after joining Revesby Workers’ Little Athletics aged six.
This year he placed fifth in the State for Discus and 10th for Shot Put.
Cooper also loves playing Softball for St Luke’s who won their U12s grand final earlier this year.
Mum Toni said: “Cooper loves his beloved Rhinos which he joined at age four and was awarded the Junior Bulldogs Highest Points Scorer in 2017 and 2018.”