Roosters Partner with CRL and Tuggerah College

Updated: August 19, 2019

Country Rugby League have today announced a new long-term partnership with the Sydney Roosters which will increase the Club’s ongoing commitment to the Central Coast Region.

A key component of the partnership is formation of an agreement with Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, which will now provide a high-performance facility for hundreds of Central Coast Rugby League participants.

CRL Chief Executive Officer Terry Quinn believes the Central Coast area, which represents the third-largest game participation in the state, has needed a high-performance facility for a long time and says the partnership will benefit a large number of players.

“This partnership marks another important step in the long-term relationship CRL has with the Roosters and it’s fantastic to see them making further commitment to our game in the Central Coast Region,” Quinn said.

“CRL and the Roosters have contributed significant investments into Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College to ensure the region’s junior rugby league participants have access to first-class training facilities as well as a pathway to the NRL.

“By creating these environments, we are giving players a chance to develop their skills at the highest level, while also allowing for further gave development in the region.

“It is a great opportunity for our Central Coast Roosters players in the Under-14’s and 15’s Country Championships, Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups and Men’s Under-23’s and Women’s Country Championships, who now have access to these state-of-the-art facilities.”

Sydney Roosters Chief Executive Officer Joe Kelly was excited to sign a perpetual licence agreement with the Central Coast Rugby League division, which will allow players to stay at home for longer.

“We’ve been here six years now and we’ve got a really strong desire to grow rugby league and grant pathways to the Sydney Roosters here with the Central Coast Roosters,” Kelly said.

“Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, along with the CRL and ourselves have invested in a high-performance centre here.

“Which we’re opening today and that’s going to allow kids on the Coast to stay and train and play here and one day make their way down to Sydney into the Sydney Roosters.

“I think it’s great that they can stay here on the Coast they don’t have to do the commute, they can stay here at home and be educated here and eventually, hopefully find their way into the NRL with the Sydney Roosters.”

CRL’s Representative teams will begin to use the facilities when pre-season commences this November.