2006 Changes to the Consitution
Guidelines for the Selection of Teams 1.The maximum number of registered players in a single team will be determined by the guidelines set out by the Balmain District Junior Rugby League. In the event of a single team having more players then the BDJRL recommend, prefernece will be given to players who have been with the club for the previous season(s). In the case of a team coach and manager requesting numbers above this limit, an application must be made to the Executive and the BDJRL for consideration. Every effort will be made to find a club for those that cannot be placed in one of our teams. 2. The table below shows the minimum number of registered players required in an age group before the Executive will consider entering two teams in that age group. Age Group Minimum Registered Players Mini League (6 - 8) 18 Mod League (9 - 12) 24 International League (13 - 21) 32 3. If two teams are entered in a particular age group, they will be split using the following criteria: Mini League - Boys that have played previously with the Rhinos will remain together where possible. Boys that are new to the club, but who have friends at the club will be allowed to play with those friends if numbers permit. Mod League - (9, 10, 11 & 12) Teams will be selected on merit with a preference given to those boys that have been at the club for the previous three seasons. Selections will be made by the Team Coaches, Director of Coaching and one other independent club member nominated by the executive. International League - (13, 14, 15, 16) Teams will be selected on merit with the consultation of the Director of Coaching, Team Coach and one other independent club member nominated by the executive. International League - (18, 21,) In the event that an Under 16s team moves up to the Under 18s the next season, every attempt will be made to keep this team together with the same rule applying to 18s moving up to 21s. Players who would prefer to change from one team to another of course would be accommodated. 4. All players are required to play in their correct age group unless there are exceptional circumstances which will be considered by the Director of Coaching. 5. These are general guidelines and individual cases may be brought to the Executive committee for consideration.