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#21 Gonch

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

Green eyed monsters, One thing this does for the game is give the players something to aim for, especially at under 17 level when we see the biggest drop off in participation. As far as promoting the game development tours give host countries a taste of rl at a higher level
In terms of selection a lot of these tours are managed and selected by amateurs with day jobs and rugby clubs to deal with day to day. If you go for selectors who aren't associated with any clubs then apart from a small period of selection will have long periods losing touch with the game.
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#22 gillmeister

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

Green eyed monsters, One thing this does for the game is give the players something to aim for, especially at under 17 level when we see the biggest drop off in participation. As far as promoting the game development tours give host countries a taste of rl at a higher level
In terms of selection a lot of these tours are managed and selected by amateurs with day jobs and rugby clubs to deal with day to day. If you go for selectors who aren't associated with any clubs then apart from a small period of selection will have long periods losing touch with the game.
Opinions are like arris holes, everyone has one, and no matter how hard you are you can't please everyone even at mini mod level!!!!!!


The problem is though that whilst we are trying to spread the game to Jamaica, Canada etc etc (not sure anyone can justify Dubai) we are losing the battle at home - the game is in poor health and while an under 17s BARLA team is great it only benefits a limited number of kids when its mass participation that needs to improve. If we are wanting that to change more money has to be invested at home rather than using clubs resources on fundraising for overseas tours, theres far to many at the moment and I would imagine it is a massive task for the clubs that have lots of touring players to find the funding needed
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#23 Gonch

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

That's a fair point gilly but the 17s tour policy is to keep the tours as cheap as possible maximum 2 players from each club and even split across the 3 counties
As for the money being kept at hone there is much more being wasted on elitism in Cumbria

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."


#24 gillmeister

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

That's a fair point gilly but the 17s tour policy is to keep the tours as cheap as possible maximum 2 players from each club and even split across the 3 counties
As for the money being kept at hone there is much more being wasted on elitism in Cumbria


Good shout your right Soss but in all fairness the 17s tours have been run by excellant people for the right reasons, and the lads who have been on them have nothing but good things to say.

Totally agree on the elitism absolutely bang on theres money out there but is always either mis spent or hoarded!
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#25 TheDuke

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

Not sure on elitism, but too many tours rewards mediocre players, without meaning to disrespect anyone the NCL eagles concept is a poor one, and wasteful of member clubs money




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