Red & Black Foundation: Junior League Growth Fund

The Red & Black Foundation aims to support junior rugby league in the North Sydney District. Donations made to this project will directly benefit the growth of our local junior league competitions, allow more opportunities for local players to develop their skill base through high performance programs and develop a true pathway for local junior league players to the NRL, via the North Sydney Bears.

Foundation Project aims:

  • Support operational resources of the North Sydney District
  • Ensure that the program of junior rugby league development is well funded to reduce the financial cost on players and their families, thus ensuring development squad selection is based on player ability and not ability to pay.
  • Contribute to the operational costs of 6 development pathway teams:
    • Plus two female representative teams that are listed on the Women’s Rugby League Project
    • Development Program for players U12, U13, U14 & U15s
    • Representative Program for U16 and U18s
    • Donations will help provide:
      • Coaching & training staff
      • High performance equipment and facility access
      • Game and training venue hire
      • Uniforms, medical equipment and nutrition
      • Education and wellbeing programs
      • Sports conditioning management
  • Establish a Development Squad “Bears Tour” from 2022. This is something that junior league players can aspire to when they reach a certain age and create comradery within the North Sydney district.
  • Work towards contributing to Junior League Players and Official Insurance which in turn will make junior league more affordable and more accessible to all in the North Sydney District.
  • Contribute to and support the Junior League volunteer recognition program
  • Provide support within the local junior league district via Foundation Ambassadors.

It is time for us to stand together and build a club for the future. A club that draws on 112  years of proud heritage, a club that champions the equality of women in rugby league and a club that thrives on the success of our very own talented junior league players, both male and female.

The future can be bigger and brighter for us with your help. Every donation counts, no matter how small!