NEWS Broncos, Titans told to step up and ensure game is not forgotten in Brisbane’s western corridor

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Oh, and to add to that, Soccer has an even bigger stronghold here on young kids. RL is invisible. RU even has a much bigger presence. Pathetic, especially when you consider this was a heartland of RL.
 

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Hey V'landys you chump how about...

A) Not giving us a draw from hell.
B) Investigate why Warriors and Broncos are the worst officiated sides in the league.

p.s Ben Ikin is the best thing since Dave Donaghy.

I’m in that western corridor (t’ba) and sadly, it is true that AFL is engaging with the grade 1 and up kids at every school. My almost 7y/o is under pressure from his mates to join an Aus Kick team. I was okay with it ‘till I realised it was afl. Not a single word about RL or touch footy. He wouldn’t know it existed if I didn’t watch it on telly.

Pretty pathetic IMO from the ARL/NRL.
I don't like AFL, but i'd much rather my child play AFL / Soccer over Rugby League. Its just so brutal in comparison. The societal value of being "physically tough" is falling as we realize there are long term prices to be paid for it.
 

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Hey V'landys you chump how about...

A) Not giving us a draw from hell.
B) Investigate why Warriors and Broncos are the worst officiated sides in the league.

p.s Ben Ikin is the best thing since Dave Donaghy.


I don't like AFL, but i'd much rather my child play AFL / Soccer over Rugby League. Its just so brutal in comparison. The societal value of being "physically tough" is falling as we realize there are long term prices to be paid for it.
Oh, I agree. I don’t really want him playing RL, RU or AFL. He loves his soccer and has played for the past two years. Basketball next. He doesn’t need lifelong collision based injuries as a kid.
 

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I’m in that western corridor (t’ba) and sadly, it is true that AFL is engaging with the grade 1 and up kids at every school. My almost 7y/o is under pressure from his mates to join an Aus Kick team. I was okay with it ‘till I realised it was afl. Not a single word about RL or touch footy. He wouldn’t know it existed if I didn’t watch it on telly.

Pretty pathetic IMO from the ARL/NRL.
Yea, grew up in Western Sydney in the 90's. Played soccer, but the AFL people used to visit our primary schools a lot. Nothing from the nrl...
 

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**** vlandys man. The broncos will do what is good for the broncos. Too long have we been investing our dollars and establishing the nursery for junior talent,only for greasy fuckers like vlandys coming and poaching them once we have developed them.

Im fucking tired of this greasy ****'s bullshit and agenda.
 
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Yea, grew up in Western Sydney in the 90's. Played soccer, but the AFL people used to visit our primary schools a lot. Nothing from the nrl...
AFL has nothing in western Sydney. For all the hype in the media down there and the BS they spread about them being Australia-wide 99% of people in western Sydney (that 1% are ex Victorians, bigger population then perth or Adelaide btw)couldn't name 2 current players, especially from the giants.

A lot of people ask me why I hate AFL, but living in western Sydney when the giants came in is the reason why. The AFLs arrogance was ASTOUNDING. Its as if they thought we simply hadn't seen the light, we didn't know what we liked, it was only a matter of time before we saw what we were missing in our lives. It wasn't just the AFL organisation, it was their fans, it was their media. We were/are idiots for not seeing how good it is. If it's so fucking good how come OVER HALF the Australian population has a different sport as it's number 1 (that's right, despite what the media make out, NSW, QLD AND ACT make up the MAJORITY of the population and most don't give a **** about AFL) and it's only played in 1 fucking country. Why? Bcos it IS shit. That's why.

Rant over. It may be in their schools but its as likely Ipswich people will follow as islanders were when they signed folau and hunt and suddenly sung from their perch that 150kg islanders were gonna fall in love with chasing a ball around like a flock of seagulls with a chip on the beach.
 

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AFL has nothing in western Sydney. For all the hype in the media down there and the BS they spread about them being Australia-wide 99% of people in western Sydney (that 1% are ex Victorians, bigger population then perth or Adelaide btw)couldn't name 2 current players, especially from the giants.

A lot of people ask me why I hate AFL, but living in western Sydney when the giants came in is the reason why. The AFLs arrogance was ASTOUNDING. Its as if they thought we simply hadn't seen the light, we didn't know what we liked, it was only a matter of time before we saw what we were missing in our lives. It wasn't just the AFL organisation, it was their fans, it was their media. We were/are idiots for not seeing how good it is. If it's so fucking good how come OVER HALF the Australian population has a different sport as it's number 1 (that's right, despite what the media make out, NSW, QLD AND ACT make up the MAJORITY of the population and most don't give a **** about AFL) and it's only played in 1 fucking country. Why? Bcos it IS shit. That's why.

Rant over. It may be in their schools but its as likely Ipswich people will follow as islanders were when they signed folau and hunt and suddenly sung from their perch that 150kg islanders were gonna fall in love with chasing a ball around like a flock of seagulls with a chip on the beach.
Yea that's true. Just saying afl seems smarter by targeting the kids.
 

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Broncos decided everything past Toowong could get stuffed at the end of 2018. It was Bennett’s last decision.

QRL, Jets and Easts cater for the whole area. Easts do a lot in the area and have a deal with Swifts.

Newcastle have a deal with the Jets and Roosters do a lot of stuff with ISHS and IGS too. Politis is from Ipswich and likes Ipswich boys coming to the Roosters.

The Jets have a development officer working with schools and clubs and the NRL have a DO too.

Ali just started her girls academy in the last two weeks too. She helps at ISHS too.

Further out but Toowoomba getting close to applying for an ISC team in 23. Money is in order now.

Plenty of league in the area.
 

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Broncos have to step up? Like we haven’t been financially carrying this game for 30 years?

PvL can get lost

It shouldn’t be argument about who does more or longer. It’s self serving to be affiliated with an area- you can get the players first.

When you have a positive relationship with teachers, schools and clubs they want to tell you about players.
 

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Broncos decided everything past Toowong could get stuffed at the end of 2018. It was Bennett’s last decision.

QRL, Jets and Easts cater for the whole area. Easts do a lot in the area and have a deal with Swifts.

Newcastle have a deal with the Jets and Roosters do a lot of stuff with ISHS and IGS too. Politis is from Ipswich and likes Ipswich boys coming to the Roosters.

The Jets have a development officer working with schools and clubs and the NRL have a DO too.

Ali just started her girls academy in the last two weeks too. She helps at ISHS too.

Further out but Toowoomba getting close to applying for an ISC team in 23. Money is in order now.

Plenty of league in the area.
Why’d Bennett do that?
 

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QRL, Jets and Easts cater for the whole area. Easts do a lot in the area and have a deal with Swifts.
i was told recently that easts tigers bought / owned swifts now. was talk of them name changing swifts name to that of tigers. could of understood wrong though.

no real big deal just figured you would probably know more
 

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Broncos decided everything past Toowong could get stuffed at the end of 2018. It was Bennett’s last decision.

QRL, Jets and Easts cater for the whole area. Easts do a lot in the area and have a deal with Swifts.

Newcastle have a deal with the Jets and Roosters do a lot of stuff with ISHS and IGS too. Politis is from Ipswich and likes Ipswich boys coming to the Roosters.

The Jets have a development officer working with schools and clubs and the NRL have a DO too.

Ali just started her girls academy in the last two weeks too. She helps at ISHS too.

Further out but Toowoomba getting close to applying for an ISC team in 23. Money is in order now.

Plenty of league in the area.
Wtf is v’landys going on about then, does he just want the broncos to go out there to try and get younger players to play and then the roosters and knights get to snap them up?
 

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i was told recently that easts tigers bought / owned swifts now. was talk of them name changing swifts name to that of tigers. could of understood wrong though.

no real big deal just figured you would probably know more

Tigers don’t own Swifts they support them. Norths Tigers wouldn’t like that name change too much!

Swifts is Morris’ old club. Tigers wouldn’t do anything to change Swifts.
 

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Wtf is v’landys going on about then, does he just want the broncos to go out there to try and get younger players to play and then the roosters and knights get to snap them up?

I assume that he’s saying we can’t put a team there but Broncos and Titans should get out there and keep the talent coming.
 

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Tigers don’t own Swifts they support them. Norths Tigers wouldn’t like that name change too much!

Swifts is Morris’ old club. Tigers wouldn’t do anything to change Swifts.
yea name change thing sounds odd but was told the merger/ownership was recently as it was part of the firebirds pitch to the nrl to show they were increasing there revenue and or footprint in the west corridor or something along those lines.

ill be honest dont fully understand it i just thought it was odd at the time when i was told east tigers owned or pretty much are swifts now.
 

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AFL has nothing in western Sydney. For all the hype in the media down there and the BS they spread about them being Australia-wide 99% of people in western Sydney (that 1% are ex Victorians, bigger population then perth or Adelaide btw)couldn't name 2 current players, especially from the giants.

A lot of people ask me why I hate AFL, but living in western Sydney when the giants came in is the reason why. The AFLs arrogance was ASTOUNDING. Its as if they thought we simply hadn't seen the light, we didn't know what we liked, it was only a matter of time before we saw what we were missing in our lives. It wasn't just the AFL organisation, it was their fans, it was their media. We were/are idiots for not seeing how good it is. If it's so fucking good how come OVER HALF the Australian population has a different sport as it's number 1 (that's right, despite what the media make out, NSW, QLD AND ACT make up the MAJORITY of the population and most don't give a **** about AFL) and it's only played in 1 fucking country. Why? Bcos it IS shit. That's why.

Rant over. It may be in their schools but its as likely Ipswich people will follow as islanders were when they signed folau and hunt and suddenly sung from their perch that 150kg islanders were gonna fall in love with chasing a ball around like a flock of seagulls with a chip on the beach.

No matter your views on the matter, the reality remains that all of the Lions, Swans, Giants and Suns have developed players good enough for first grade and even being absolute stars of the AFL. The Storm have developed...Richie Kennar?
 

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No matter your views on the matter, the reality remains that all of the Lions, Swans, Giants and Suns have developed players good enough for first grade and even being absolute stars of the AFL. The Storm have developed...Richie Kennar?
Mahe Fonua was another IIRC. Not that it weakens your argument at all.
 

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Oh, I agree. I don’t really want him playing RL, RU or AFL. He loves his soccer and has played for the past two years. Basketball next. He doesn’t need lifelong collision based injuries as a kid.
What do you think heading the ball does for his brain. You should do some research
 

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