McDonald Jones Administration Building
Turton Rd Broadmeadow
CRL - COMBINED COMPETITIONS
The Country Rugby League Hunter Valley Combined Competition incorporates teams from Newcastle, Maitland and Group 21 into our Competitions.
The HVJRL commenced in 1999 providing Junior International rugby league competitions from Under 13s to 17s age groups, since inception the competition was administereb by the Newcastle Rugby League until it was gifted to the Country Rugby League in October 2015.
Our Aim -
- To deliver quality and ensure sustainable competitions to the 13-17 year age groups.
- To create a comfortable avenue for our people to put forward their views and have them heard.
- Make it easy for our people to do business with us.
- Develop a positive relationship with our people.
- Be flexible in meeting the needs of our people.
- Always seek to exceed our people's expectations.
2016 saw the introduction of the Hybrid competition in the lowest of each age division allowing clubs with lesser playing numbers the opportunity to compete on an equal plaing field an option that had not been available in previous years, many teams may have been withdrawn or lost prior and during the season without this introduction.
Player movement awareness campaign was conducted across local Junior leagues highlighting the impact of "Super Teams" and the "Win at All Cost" attitude our aim is to create an environment amongst clubs resulting in self regulation of the system.
Compliance was recognised across the game as an area needing further attention and acknowledged as an added pressure and heavy work load on the club volunteer, an area with the help of the State league we hope to obtain assistance for in the future.
Communication showed a positive improvement with in excess of 1700 followers on Social Media sites we endeavour to aim for the 2000+ as the next milestone.
The Competition saw great advances in 2017, with the introduction of two staff members to administer Maitland and Newcastle Junior Rugby League Association competitions ranging from Under 6s all the way through to Under 17s. Hunter Valley Group 21 clubs participate from U/12s to U/16s. This Country Rugby League funded initiative has, for the first time, allowed a streamlined approach to local Junior Rugby League Administration. The three Associations have effectively merged in a playing capacity, with one set of Rules to govern all competitions. Particular attention continues to be paid to Player Movement and the habits applied to “beat the system”, Accreditation and general Compliance, unacceptable Conduct and Communication practices, adherence to Competition Rules and club/association governance.
The new Management system can be pleased with retention rates and increase of junior player numbers in the Newcastle Division in 2017. Such a result suggests the Administration is heading in a direction that will provide long term benefit to the standing of the game in the Newcastle, Maitland and Group 21 areas. Continued “buy in” from Clubs and Associations will ensure future sustainability and growth opportunities.
The makeup of the CRL HVCC Committee for 2018 is:
Keith Onslow - Manager Newcastle and Central Coast Regional Rugby Laegue.
Michelle Graham - CRL MNH HVC Competition Manager
Dave Wild - CRL MNH HVC Competition Administrator
Representative - Group 21 etitions Administrator.Junior Rugby League.
Representative - Maitland and District Junior Rugby League.
Representative - Newcastle Junior Rugby League Association.