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The NRC and brookie redevelopment

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by CAMBO, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. CAMBO

    CAMBO New Member

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    Fresh on reading the mariners may play a few games I read today that the Rats and Marlins are looking to form a northern Sydney franchise to play in the new national rugby championship and they too want to play out of brookie.

    Surely the more top line sport played there is going to help our chances of gettjng the modern ground we deserve
     
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    • Oliver

      Oliver Active Member

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      theyre gonna have to pay if they want to play (at brookie)
       
    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      This ARU initiative may help Brookie and the wear and tear issue won't happen as their competition will be at the end of RL season.

      Meanwhile, last week Warringah Council found $20 million for an indoor Sports centre, behind the current Council Offices in Dee Why :huh:

      So much for their lack if funds for sport in Warringah :mad:
       
    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      wow...
       
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      • Darren

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        Problem is that sports centre is used every day by locals and Brookvale is used for 6 days per year and mostly by day trippers.
         
      • HappilyManly

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        Our problem, as rate payers is that the car park where the indoor facility is being built, is prime residential location. The Council could have made a fortune in the currently overheated Northern Beaches market, and got rates from resulting homes for life.

        Brookie Oval redevelolment could have incorporated this new facility :mad:
         
      • Shoe1

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        Exactly
         
      • The Wheel

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        Totally agree and the council doesn't seem to mind coping the depreciation costs of the DY facility.

        It would be great opportunity of the new rugby franchise and A League could be played out of Brookie to make it a state government trust similar to Parra Stadium.
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        Totally agree and the council doesn't seem to mind coping the depreciation costs of the DY facility.

        It would be great opportunity of the new rugby franchise and A League could be played out of Brookie to make it a state government trust similar to Parra Stadium.
         
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        • TokyoEagle

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          That would have made too much sense to someone in government.
           
        • HappilyManly

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          Stalwarts John Hearn and Sean Maloney back Rats and Marlins union

          JON GEDDES MANLY DAILY DECEMBER 13, 2013 4:25PM

          JOHN Hearn, the only man to have captained both Manly and Warringah first grade rugby teams, has come out in support of the proposal of the arch rivals joining forces in next year's new National Rugby Championship.

          The Manly Daily revealed this week that discussions have begun for Marlins, Rats, Norths and Gordon to form a northern Sydney side in the tournament that will run from August to October.

          The former tough guy forward and owner of popular restaurant Manly Le Kiosk has seen the two clubs from both sides.

          "I think it is absolutely fantastic, they are going to be franchises not club driven things," Hearn said.

          He said both clubs bring their own strengths to the partnership.

          Hearn said there would be no issues amongst the player and said it would be great for the northern neighbours to play together.

          "Even though the teams play hard against each other and that extra bit of character went into the games, there was always a good drink afterwards," he said.

          "They are rugby guys and they are northern beaches guys, they are all on the same page."

          And Hearn believes that the local rugby fans will get behind the new northern Sydney team.

          "The rugby community in this area know their football and enjoy good rugby," he said.

          "What they want to see is a contest every week and club rugby is not providing that."

          He said a very strong competitive team could be put together with player from Warringah and Manly alone.

          FOX SPORTS rugby commentator Sean Maloney is excited about the proposed "marriage".

          "Think about how good a team it would be and the competition you would have for spots," he said

          "At the end of the day they are very similar in terms of supporters and the types of blokes at both clubs,

          "I don't think it will be much of a stretch
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          Hope it comes off and Brookie is an integral part of their Business Case :)
           
        • Brissie Kid

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          Can't see the NRC being a big crowd puller. More than Shute shield I suppose but not numbers to rival the Sea Eagles.

          But it would be good if they play at Brookie and that helps push for refurbishing the ground.

          If the NRC team wear maroon and white with a sea eagles type mascot (no, not Northern Eagles) there might be some crossover support.
           
        • Mals

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          An average crowd of between 2-5K would be considered a success in season 1. Games could alternate btw Brookie & NSO.
           

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