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"Seattle Rugby League FC

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Forwards! Want to keep playing rugby over the summer, but not fast enough or too lazy to play 7's? Rugby League is the perfect fit for you! Look out for updates about practices and get togethers!

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He's just a young guy setting things up but is as keen as they come. Played for the first time this year for Rhode Island and now has the RL bug!

 

He's moved back to Seattle after he finished college but has some big plans for RL in Seattle including some contacts in some of the big multinational companies that are based there.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing how things develop and supporting him in whatever way he needs!

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Wasn't there a proposed Seattle team a few years back? I can't remember what they were going to be called. Good luck to the guy anyway. Maybe the BC guys up in Canada would be a good place to get some friendly games rather than trekking down to California or even further East.

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He's just a young guy setting things up but is as keen as they come. Played for the first time this year for Rhode Island and now has the RL bug!

 

He's moved back to Seattle after he finished college but has some big plans for RL in Seattle including some contacts in some of the big multinational companies that are based there.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing how things develop and supporting him in whatever way he needs!

Excellent, from small acorns and all of that. Just out of interest I've been reading and hearing a lot of good things coming out of rhode island with youth program's, interviews on local radio and tv etc and was wondering do you think trying to develop rugby league and establish a semi-professional club in a state like rhode island is easier or has more advantages than trying to establish a club in a big city like new York, Chicago, Philadelphia etc? What with states like rhode island being less populated and not having a pro baseball, basketball and football team to compete with? and if yes could you see the initial success of rhode island being replicated in other new England states like Maine, Vermont and new Hampshire?

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Excellent, from small acorns and all of that. Just out of interest I've been reading and hearing a lot of good things coming out of rhode island with youth program's, interviews on local radio and tv etc and was wondering do you think trying to develop rugby league and establish a semi-professional club in a state like rhode island is easier or has more advantages than trying to establish a club in a big city like new York, Chicago, Philadelphia etc? What with states like rhode island being less populated and not having a pro baseball, basketball and football team to compete with? and if yes could you see the initial success of rhode island being replicated in other new England states like Maine, Vermont and new Hampshire?

 

Rhode Island is a very small state and Providence, where the Rebellion play has a Boston Red Sox AAA affiliate baseball team pulling in 10,000  crowds. They have a Boston bruins ice hockey minor league club. They have Brown University ivy league American Football and a Div 1 college Basketball team at Providence College. 

 

Rhode island is very densely populated. Furthermore just over the border in Massachussetts is Foxboro, the home of the huge megalithic New England Patriots NFL team. Having said that US pro sport is quite expensive and there might be a market for a very cut price RL team. There is a large unemployment rate in Rhode Island and there are plenty of inner city youths and ex high school and college football players who might be interested for a small pay cheque and have the mentality for a contact sport like RL.

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My own thought are that looking at the total population of an area is only relevent when looking at a small, isolated town with no alternatives.

 

In most places, it is finding your niche.  In Copenhagen, we might be best as an 'Extreme', alternative sport for spectators who are into the new, trendy and out-there.  In small town Poland, it might be a perfectly accepted alternative to soccer.

 

If this lad can stick at it for five year, there will be the first signs of real progress.

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As Bob8 says its definitely about finding your niche. Big cities sometimes work, sometimes don't. Similarly, smaller towns/cities sometimes work, sometimes don't.

 

The benefits of big cities are that there are so many people to recruit from (fans & players) but you can also get lost with everything else that is going on in the city. Inner city venues are more expensive (At least they are here in Boston) as is accommodation of imports.

 

Smaller town/cities might give that opportunity to create a niche for RL and things will be cheaper but it will be tougher to fill your roster with a smaller population to recruit players from.

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As Bob8 says its definitely about finding your niche. Big cities sometimes work, sometimes don't. Similarly, smaller towns/cities sometimes work, sometimes don't.

 

The benefits of big cities are that there are so many people to recruit from (fans & players) but you can also get lost with everything else that is going on in the city. Inner city venues are more expensive (At least they are here in Boston) as is accommodation of imports.

 

Smaller town/cities might give that opportunity to create a niche for RL and things will be cheaper but it will be tougher to fill your roster with a smaller population to recruit players from.

 

Funnily enough, we have just stumbled upon a niche in Copenhagen that might also work in Boston (knowing the place, as I do).

 

I will send you a message about it.

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