Welcome to all players and officials for the 2017 Junior Rugby League Season.
There are 14 clubs in the Canterbury-Bankstown District Junior Rugby League (CBDJRL) covering the Canterbury, Bankstown, Strathfield, Auburn and Liverpool council areas.
The youngest a player can play is aged 4.
Below is a guide for coaches, officials, new players, returning players, competition structure, age ready reckoner and club website links.
Contact your current or desired club by clicking on the website link for more information about being involved with that club as a player, coach or volunteer. There's also opportunities to become a referee if you want to stay involved in the game and earn a bit of money.
+ PLAYER REGISTRATION (LINK)
Click on the above link for more information to register as a player in the CBDJRL for the 2017 season. All returning and new player registrations are now done online whereas players transferring to another club need to fill out the NRL Player Registration Form and hand it into their desired club. Following approval of clearance the player transferring to their new club will need to register online.
+ OFFICIALS REGISTRATION (LINK)
Click on the above link for more information to register as a committee member, coach, trainer or manager for a CBDJRL club in 2017. To register as an official in 2017 it will be a two step process. Before any officials over the age of 18 can register or participate with their clubs or the CBDJRL they must have completed the Working With Children Check (WWCC) and been successfully CLEARED. It's now a compulsory requirement by law put in place by the NSW Government and endorsed by the NRL and the Bulldogs Rugby League Club. The process can take up to four(4) weeks so it's best advised to get your clearance NOW. No registrations can be completed until the member is CLEARED.
+ REFEREES REGISTRATION (LINK)
Click on the above link to register as a referee in the Canterbury-Bankstown District. The CBRA are continually on the lookout for new referees. Coaching is provided by a qualified Coaching Co-ordinator and coaching staff for Mini-Mod, International and Safe Play code. If you are interested in becoming a referee, or simply wish to make an enquiry, please contact the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0452 066 376.
+ WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK (LINK)
To be involved in all Rugby League competitions across Australia all officials and helpers must obtain a Working With Children (WWCC) clearance. Ready to apply? Click the 'Start Here' button on the right (PC) or below (Mobile). A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work which includes all Rugby League competitions and districts in Australia. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct. No one over the age of 18 that wants to be involved with a team, club or referee can register until they have the clearance letter and been CLEARED.
+ NRL SEASON PASS (LINK)
The ‘Play NRL Rewards’ entitles participants will be entitled to one (1) FREE ticket per round of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership (conditions apply). Participants will therefore be able to attend 26 games free of charge in 2017.
The program is offered to all registered club and school players aged 4-15 (please note: players must be born on or after 1st January 2002 to be eligible for the program). In addition to players, the program is also offered to volunteers, coaches, officials and school officials who are involved in rugby league and have received a WWC clearance. The program is offered to participants in NSW, ACT, QLD and VIC only.
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+ COMPETITION STRUCTURE
Under 5 to Under 12: Saturday 1st April 2017
Under 13 to Under 17: Weekend 22/23 April 2017
Under 19 & Opens: TBC
Under 8's will be involved in half-time matches at ANZ Stadium and Belmore Sports Grounds when the Bulldogs are the home side.
All Under 5 to Under 12 divisions will be played on Saturday as a local Canterbury-Bankstown competition - starting from 4 years of age.
No semi finals or finals for Under 5 to Under 8.
New format for Under 5 to Under 7. See PlayNRL.com for more.
Teams aged 5-12 are mixed for boys and girls.
Division 1 for Under 13-14-15-16 will be a combined competition with Western Suburbs JL with matches on Saturday.
Division 2/3 for Under 13 will be a local Canterbury-Bankstown competiton with matches on Saturday.
Division 2/3 for Under 14-15 will be a local Canterbury-Bankstown competition with matches on Sunday.
Division 2 for Under 16 will either be a combined competiion with Western Suburbs or a stand-alone CBDJRL competition with matches to be played on Sunday.
Under 17 will be a combined competition with Western Suburbs for all divisions to be played on Sunday.
Under 19 will be a combined competition with Balmain, Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney, St George, Western Suburbs and possibly Cronulla to be played on Sunday.
A/Grade will be a combined competition with Balmain, St George and Western Suburbs to be played on Sunday.
There are 9-a-side girls-only competitions for Under 13-14, Under 15-16 and Under 17-18 with all matches to be played on Saturday under the SCC banner.
The above format is 90% likely to happen and is the proposal put forward by the CBDJRL and NSWRL.
PLAYER LINK | OFFICIALS LINK
+ 2017 AGE READY RECKONER
Please note the under age groups in Rugby League applies from Jan 1 to Dec 31 of the year the player is born, not the current age of the player. Eg, a player born in the year 2003 is classified as Under 14.
U5: born in year 2012 to aged 4 years
U6: born 1/1/2011 to 31/12/2011
U7: born 1/1/2010 to 31/12/2010
U8: born 1/1/2009 to 31/12/2009
U9: born 1/1/2008 to 31/12/2008
U10: born 1/1/2007 to 31/12/2007
U11: born 1/1/2006 to 31/12/2006
U12: born 1/1/2005 to 31/12/2005
U13: born 1/1/2004 to 31/12/2004
U14: born 1/1/2003 to 31/12/2003
U15: born 1/1/2002 to 31/12/2002
U16: born 1/1/2001 to 31/12/2001
U17: born 1/1/2000 to 31/12/2000
U18-19: born 1/1/1998 to 31/12/1999
Open Age: 17 years or older
Girls can take part in all age divisions from 4 years of age to Under 12 (b 2005). From Under 13's onwards Girls take part in separate competitions run by the SCC/NSWRL.
+ CLUB WEBSITES
Click on your club website link to find out information about online registrations, sign-on days, pre-season training and club events.
Auburn Warriors: www.auburnwarriors.sportingpulse.net
Bankstown Bulls: www.bankstownbulls.com
Bankstown Sports: www.bankstownsports.sportingpulse.net
Bass Hill Broncos: www.bassbroncos.sportingpulse.net
Berala Bears: www.beralabears.com.au
Chester Hill Hornets: www.chesterhillhornets.com
East Hills Bulldogs: www.easthillsbulldogs.com.au
Greenacre Tigers: www.greenacretigers.com
Milperra Colts: www.milperracolts.leaguenet.com.au
Moorebank Rams: www.moorebankrams.leaguenet.com.au
Revesby Heights Rhinos: www.revesbyrhinos.sportingpulse.net
St Christopher's: www.stchristophers.com.au
St George Dragons: www.stgeorgedragons.leaguenet.com.au
St Johns Eagles: www.stjohnseagles.com.au
+ OTHER WEBSITES
Bulldogs Rugby League Club: http://www.bulldogs.com.au
Canterbury League Club: http://www.canterbury.com.au
Canterbury-Bankstown Referees Association: http://www.cbra.com.au
Play NRL: http://www.playnrl.com
Working With Children: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au
+ 2017 CBDJRL REGISTRATIONS
- Working With Children Check
- Player Registrations
- Team/Club Official Registrations
- Referee Registrations
- NRL Season Passes
- Club Websites & Contacts
- Bulldogs Membership