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Doyle to review pathway competitions

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +5,118 /51
    NRL.com Thu, Dec 20, 2012 - 4:21 PM

    Former NZRL Chief Executive, Mr Jim Doyle, has been chosen to conduct a full review of Rugby League pathways and in particular the role of ‘second-tier’ competitions from the Toyota Cup to the NSW and Queensland Cups.

    Mr Doyle, who spent three years rebuilding New Zealand Rugby League in terms of both participation and commercial strength, led a restructure of development in New Zealand.

    Deeply respected in international circles, the former businessman has been chosen to bring an independent assessment of elite player pathways and competition structures across the NRL, including the NSW and Queensland Leagues.

    The need for a whole-of-game review has been identified within the NRL 2013-17 Game Plan and will assist in guiding investment in the competitions and resourcing for referees, administrators and volunteers.

    NRL Interim Chief Executive, Mr Shane Mattiske, said that the move was an opportunity to involve an outstanding administrator in a key area of NRL planning:

    “Jim’s achievement over the last three years in New Zealand has been simply outstanding.

    “He has an incredible business background, a love of Rugby League and a proven track record in both grassroots development and high performance management.

    “Importantly, he is a good listener who is able to bring a fresh perspective to a fundamentally important area of the game.”

    Mr Doyle will begin his role in the new year and will remain based in New Zealand, where he will also assist the NRL in pursuing business and community programs in that country.

    “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to be involved with the NRL and to assist in identifying strategic investment areas,” Mr Doyle said.

    “For me the key has been about getting alignment between the leagues and the competitions in a way that allows everyone to push in the one direction.

    “Rugby League is full of passionate people and great competitions and the object of this review will be to ensure that they are aligned in a way that means each strengthens the other.

    “My role will be to identify the undoubted strengths of what is in place but also to identify the opportunities and it is a really exciting project that will give people a real chance to provide input into the sport’s development.”

  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Bring back the 3 grades per game day.:idea:

    There is nothing better than watching the evolution of a Player through the grades.

    Have many fond memories of watching a young Johnny Gibbs, Phil Blake, 2V, Beaver...

    The difference in the naturally gifted Player is obvious from the start. Some, unfortunately can not maintain a high level, but they excel all the same; and those that do, are a privilege to watch as they attain the Premierships and Representative Honours.

    At present, the NSW Cup is seen as a 'punishment' for the First Graders who are not selected in the NRL. This has to be corrected to reflect it as the opportunity to earn a place in the first grade.
    Maybe they can bring back having a reserve grader on the bench for the NRL game ?! That would motivate the boys to give it their all in NSW Cup.
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    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

      +494 /0
      Want to see this:

      NSW Cup vs QLD Cup on Grand Final day

      3rd tier needs to be looked at in QLD (FOG's Cup) - currently only 6 teams in it.After Wests and SCSE dropped out.

      RMC formerly the BRC is going well.
    • Hamster Huey

      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

      +1,178 /9
      Needs more Affiliated States development ideas.
    • Rambo1987

      Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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      From the Telecrap

      THE long-neglected NSW Cup is set to receive a welcome profile boost in 2013, with weekly matches to be televised live as NRL curtain-raisers.

      The Daily Telegraph has learned negotiations between the NSWRL and Fox Sports are well advanced to broadcast a selected match every round, which would herald the return of the traditional three-match program.

      The preferred timeslot for live broadcasts is 1.30pm on Saturday, before NYC and NRL fixtures at the same venue. The deal goes some way toward restoring the prestige of the senior feeder competition, which has languished in suburban and provincial ovals since the NYC's birth in 2008.

      But there could be further progress for the NSW Cup beyond next year, with former NZRL boss Jim Doyle yesterday appointed to conduct a review of all feeder competitions.

      NRL club bosses have already made their preference for open-age football clear, believing it should replace under-20s matches as the established curtain-raiser.

      The NSWRL has also confirmed the third-tier Bundaberg Cup will be re-named the Ron Massey Cup in response to the rum giant quitting its sponsorship at the end of this year.
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

      +494 /0
      Agreed know the Pirates have a junior team but then what happens?
      Hope that players get picked up?
      Should carry through to NSW Cup.

      NT Titans and PNG into the Qld Cup,
      Pirates, Rams and NZ2 team into NSW Cup
    • Hamster Huey

      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

      +1,178 /9
      That's where the AFL are ahead of the ARLC. The development of a club competition across NSW/ACT/QLD/NT provides an very good platform for young players to further develop and break into AFL squads, complimenting the VFL, SAFL and WAFL competitions.

      A comp with 2 x Vic, 2 x WA, 1 x NT and 1 x SA clubs would provide those local League communities with an opportunity to recruit experienced players and young kids that miss the U20s, to work with the best from their respective areas and gain a real foothold.

      Play a 10-round home/away fixture during the back end of the season, after a reduced competition format is played in those states to spot the talent to go into it.

      Early spit-ballin' but should be something looked at sooner, rather than waiting until expansion talk gets serious.
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

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      The Storm will have an arrangement with Albury 2014.
      Also one of the VRL will be in the RMC in the future.
      Given some recent developments could promotion/relegation work in the lower grades?
      Winner of RMC into the NSW Cup, FOGS into the QLD Cup (provided separate teams - Redlands, Carina, The Entrance)
      Spooners into the RMC

      That way it could give some other traditional rivals a shot at each other eventually.
      The Entrance vs Wyong in a top grade scenario hasn't been done properly since the 'roos left for the real NRL (most of my family feels that Wyong buys premierships) and growing up and playing for Redlands only to see our best players go to Wynnum would be interesting
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

      +494 /0
      For clubs like the Pirates, NZ2, Sth Bris, Ippy, CQld if they can maintain a presence in there respective cups for 5 years they earn the right to come into the NRL
    • Jatz Crackers

      Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

      +1,475 /8
      Ok, but whats Jorge & Matt go to do with this.
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