The South Australian Rugby League are taking the game to Mount Gambier with the aim of launching a local Rugby League Competition.
SARL General Manager, Ken Kennedy, says a meeting in the town on May 29 would provide an opportunity for the community of Mt. Gambier to show their support for the code.
“Introducing the game of rugby league to Mt Gambier is a great opportunity for the game, the NRL and the local sporting community,” Mr Kennedy says.
“An important part of the NRL Game Plan in South Australia is to continue developing the game in regional areas. Currently, the SARL has clubs well-established in the Spencer Gulf and Murray Bridge region.”
NRL’s partner Touch Football Australia is already established in Mt Gambier and proven to be a great success says Touch Football SA’s General Manager Tim Wyld.
“Mount Gambier and the greater Limestone Coast region has a long and decorated history with Touch Football, and the Mount Gambier Touch Association is one of the largest regional Touch Football participation bases in the state. In addition to this, there is also a large number of local schools heavily engaged with our sport,” Mr Wyld says.
“I am thrilled that the SARL has identified the region to introduce the tackle component of the game as this will not only provide another sport and recreation option for the local community but assist both codes grow in the region through increased awareness and collaboration.”