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MamaKangaroo

Member Since 22 Jun 2009
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In Topic: 30 May: Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings KO 2.30pm (TV)

Yesterday, 04:22 PM

The brothers Griffin are set to play together in the same team for the first time in their careers, despite their father dying earlier this week. A real shame.


Oh how sad. I'm sure they will both put in performances that would make him proud :-(

In Topic: Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

25 May 2015 - 06:31 PM

Prior to this weekends games if you look at incidences reviewed by the disciplinary panel, Leigh have had the most at 24. 2nd is Sheffield with 9 - I wonder why people think Leigh are dirty this year.....?

In Topic: Women’s RL: Oulton Raidettes the team to beat

25 May 2015 - 02:17 PM

I like the idea wellsy, I think it would be good for clubs from a business perspective also so it's a win win really.

Mamakangaroo, yeah I see your point, it may take a while but with the women's game expanding hopefully the younger ages can also. Cricket seems to be growing in a similar way these days for the women and the younger age groups seem to be getting more girls playing the game. I think girls can play in the lads teams in RL for a few years anyway so it isn't the really young teams that are a problem, it's more the teenage game. As I say though, I think as the open age game expands the younger age groups have opportunities to grow naturally, so in the meantime I would push the club your daughter is playing for to organise friendlies if the league isn't organised. I hope your daughter sticks with it though as I say because the open age is a lot different to how it sounds the youth sides are.

I understand what you are saying but I don't see how the open age game growing will have an effect - it hasn't so far.

The game has gone so far back in the past 6 years that it is almost non existent now. I remember Saturday mornings with 3/4/5 games going on at once - now it's weeks between games (if you are lucky enough to get one at all)

Girls can play with boys till year 5, but with the scapping of U12s can't play the girls game till year 7/8 - what are they going to do for 2 years? Hang around and wait or find another sport to play....?

Which will eventually effect the open age as where are the players going to come from in a few years...

In Topic: Women’s RL: Oulton Raidettes the team to beat

23 May 2015 - 10:42 PM

She is going to do that, but my worry is not for her but the game in general. Loads of her team mates have walked away from the game, especially in the younger age groups - they will find other sports and not come back. Especially with U12's being scrapped. Girls will have 2/3 years of not being able to play. That's not ok.

In Topic: Anthony Mullally to Leeds

23 May 2015 - 12:41 PM

The potential has always been there, that's why Widnes sent him to Brisbane for a year as a youngster. Hopefully he can kick on at Leeds in a way he was unwilling to do at Widnes and hasn't so far at Hudds.