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4 hours ago, Kayakman said:

Funny how the thread title says 'events' and then the posts all relate to actual game fixtures....illustrates the mindset. There can be multiple events....I don't know what goes on in England but is there not an actual half time show?  In our last game vs. Fev TWP had numerous fully dressed knights in combat fighting over an English Queen in the middle of Lamport....the fans,and especially the kids, just ate it up...I looked over at the roughly 100 Fev fans and they were gobsmacked...they couldn't believe it...the title of the show was 'Medieval Times'.

More of this type of thinking needs to happen to make the whole game day experience better, a number of events with the game, of course, as the 'Main Event'.  This is the future and how it should be done.  The NHL is leading the way with these types of promotions and they have been very successful and very popular.  Some of the traditionalists don't like it though....its time to modernize the game day experience...this has to be done for the future of the game.

Despite my earlier somewhat flippant comment, you are spot on.

Often wonder why smaller clubs, in particular, don't make use of local bands for pre-match and half-time. Most will do it for a tiny fee, often for just a few free beers and a feed.

They only need to bring a couple of dozen of their fans/mates to make it pay. And a few might return.

More importantly, it might give the place an aura of the kind of place young people might hang out.

 

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2 hours ago, dixiedean said:

Despite my earlier somewhat flippant comment, you are spot on.

Often wonder why smaller clubs, in particular, don't make use of local bands for pre-match and half-time. Most will do it for a tiny fee, often for just a few free beers and a feed.

They only need to bring a couple of dozen of their fans/mates to make it pay. And a few might return.

More importantly, it might give the place an aura of the kind of place young people might hang out.

 

Well said, very well said.

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England should tour Australia and play a round robin origin tournament with New Zealand, New South Wales and Queensland.

I think there’s just enough doubt over who would win it to make it appealing to viewers and fans over there.

Everything else has been tried before.

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9 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

England should tour Australia and play a round robin origin tournament with New Zealand, New South Wales and Queensland.

I think there’s just enough doubt over who would win it to make it appealing to viewers and fans over there.

Everything else has been tried before.

See that and raise you a 6 team comp. Throw in a combined Pacific Islands side (Fiji, Tonga and Samoa), and a ROW side (France PNG Wales, Ireland Italy, NA, etc).

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5 hours ago, TboneFromTO said:

Different (competing) events owned by different people don't generally happen unless they are mutually beneficial.  The Argos see twp as competition

All the time they see each other as competition for the same fans, nobody wins. Both games appeal to me and I am sure marketed right, others would also be interested in attending both games. Trying to get fans to make a day of it and watch 2 sporting events may increase overall attendance. May not, but putting the two events overlapping only causes people to choose and one sport will loose out in the long run.

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4 minutes ago, Medway Bear said:

All the time they see each other as competition for the same fans, nobody wins. Both games appeal to me and I am sure marketed right, others would also be interested in attending both games. Trying to get fans to make a day of it and watch 2 sporting events may increase overall attendance. May not, but putting the two events overlapping only causes people to choose and one sport will loose out in the long run.

I personally agree with you, how ever the Argos are owned by MLSE   

Businesses are jerks who don't care about fans, especially when one business basically owns a monopoly in the market ( MLSE owns almost all the professional Toronto sports teams)

 

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8 hours ago, JM2010 said:

My son isn't interested in just sitting and watching a game of rugby so I don't take him although I have tried!

If there was other things going on for the kids as well it would be much easier to convince him to come along

He’d like Kidz Korner at Penrith.

See below for details of a regular home game in Penrith.

https://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2018/04/10/gameday-guide-round-6/

SELFIE TIME

Grab a selfie with Nathan Cleary, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Tyrone May, Corey Waddell and Tyrone Phillips at the Merchandise Van located in the Kidz Korner area of Panthers Stadium between 12.30pm - 1pm.

FANS ON THE FIELD

Members and fans will have the opportunity to test their skills on the hallowed turf of Panthers Stadium following the conclusion of the NRL clash. Fans will be required to wait for a second siren before entering the field of play (dependent on suitable weather conditions).

POST GAME EVENT AT TCs SPORTS BAR

Members and fans will have the chance to meet the Panthers at TC's Sports Bar following the game from approximately 5pm. Bring your jersey or memorabilia to get signed, grab a team poster and say hello to your favourite Panthers.

TOOHEYS NEW MEMBERS BADGE DRAW

Will another member walk away with $2,000?

Panthers members 18 years or older will be in the draw to win $2,000 thanks to Tooheys New.

If the member drawn does not make themselves present within four minutes of the draw, the prize will jackpot for the next home game.

JUNIOR LEAGUE LAP OF HONOUR

Sunday’s clash with the Titans will see Panthers recognise the 9,000 Junior League players, coaches and volunteers who all contribute to making the Penrith District Junior League the biggest and best nursery of young Rugby League talent in the country.

500 players and volunteers from each of our 24 Junior League clubs will complete a lap of honour prior to the NRL clash as part of the celebrations.

KIDZ KORNER

Panthers fans of all ages will be entertained with the best carnival rides coming to Kidz Korner. The Ferris Wheel, Pirate Ship, Swinging Chair Ride, Tiger Castle and the Storm are FREE for kids of all ages. Don't forget the free face painting and hair spray station!

SINCLAIR FORD CAR GIVEAWAY

Panthers' longest-serving partner Sinclair Ford is giving away a $26,000 Ford EcoSport Ambiente at our Round 21 clash with the Raiders.

Simply swipe your Panthers Penrith Leagues Club Members Card when you make a purchase of $10 or more at any participating bar or canteen outlet, or spend $50 at a merchandise outlet at Panthers Stadium throughout the season to be in the draw to WIN.

LOCAL HERO

In conjunction with the Panthers Junior League Appreciation Round we will recognise a selfless individual who has committed countless hours over many years to one of our local clubs.

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12 minutes ago, Copa said:

He’d like Kidz Korner at Penrith.

See below for details of a regular home game in Penrith.

https://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2018/04/10/gameday-guide-round-6/

SELFIE TIME

Grab a selfie with Nathan Cleary, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Tyrone May, Corey Waddell and Tyrone Phillips at the Merchandise Van located in the Kidz Korner area of Panthers Stadium between 12.30pm - 1pm.

FANS ON THE FIELD

Members and fans will have the opportunity to test their skills on the hallowed turf of Panthers Stadium following the conclusion of the NRL clash. Fans will be required to wait for a second siren before entering the field of play (dependent on suitable weather conditions).

POST GAME EVENT AT TCs SPORTS BAR

Members and fans will have the chance to meet the Panthers at TC's Sports Bar following the game from approximately 5pm. Bring your jersey or memorabilia to get signed, grab a team poster and say hello to your favourite Panthers.

TOOHEYS NEW MEMBERS BADGE DRAW

Will another member walk away with $2,000?

Panthers members 18 years or older will be in the draw to win $2,000 thanks to Tooheys New.

If the member drawn does not make themselves present within four minutes of the draw, the prize will jackpot for the next home game.

JUNIOR LEAGUE LAP OF HONOUR

Sunday’s clash with the Titans will see Panthers recognise the 9,000 Junior League players, coaches and volunteers who all contribute to making the Penrith District Junior League the biggest and best nursery of young Rugby League talent in the country.

500 players and volunteers from each of our 24 Junior League clubs will complete a lap of honour prior to the NRL clash as part of the celebrations.

KIDZ KORNER

Panthers fans of all ages will be entertained with the best carnival rides coming to Kidz Korner. The Ferris Wheel, Pirate Ship, Swinging Chair Ride, Tiger Castle and the Storm are FREE for kids of all ages. Don't forget the free face painting and hair spray station!

SINCLAIR FORD CAR GIVEAWAY

Panthers' longest-serving partner Sinclair Ford is giving away a $26,000 Ford EcoSport Ambiente at our Round 21 clash with the Raiders.

Simply swipe your Panthers Penrith Leagues Club Members Card when you make a purchase of $10 or more at any participating bar or canteen outlet, or spend $50 at a merchandise outlet at Panthers Stadium throughout the season to be in the draw to WIN.

LOCAL HERO

In conjunction with the Panthers Junior League Appreciation Round we will recognise a selfless individual who has committed countless hours over many years to one of our local clubs.

Seems like a club that cares about the whole match day experience. RFL teams should take note

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I think the RFL should have a big push on selling out and creating demand for the current events.

SL Grand Final

Championship Grand Final (if that what is happening from next year)

CC final

CC semi finals

Magic Weekend.

That's potentially 5 massive TV events which would increase the profile of our game and interest TV companies, sponsors and potentially other media outlets.

The RFL could also help turn the play offs into an event and work with the club's to help sell out the play off games.

All of the above plus some England internationals (ashes, NZ test series, World Cup, mid season test)

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Also as someone mentioned earlier we could have a few rounds throughout the season which have a theme.

Mental Health 

Women's

Community game

Schools

 

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The club based events that have been mentioned (CC final, SL grand final, etc.) are really good solid events and I do sometimes try and watch some of them. However, RL needs to make sure it has a few showpiece events that don't involve club teams. Look at what Origin has become in Australia, and what top international matches can do in rugby union and other sports. I'm not suggesting RL tries to imitate those other sports completely, because that's unrealistic and would be a failure. However, there are still viable international matches that RL can put on.

Obviously they can't all be played annually, but I'm interested in the following sometimes happening (obviously some - like Eng v NZ - are scheduled to happen anyway):

England v Australia - 3 match series for The Ashes

England v NZ - 3 match series

England v France 3 match series - if neither Aus or NZ are coming over - might even try 2 games in one country, one in the other

Four nations - Eng, Aus, NZ, Fra -  would consider some double headers

Lancashire v Yorkshire - 3 match series

I'm not really interested in anything involving Ireland, Wales, or Scotland. I respect each of their rights to have a national team, but I'm not going to give them any respect if they're made up of English and Australians, and neither am I interested in seeing any of them play if it's on that basis.

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"Events" would not be "events" if they happened too many times. Assuming events are meant to be something different, sort of prestige must see events.

We have CCF, Grand final, Magic (blackpool bash)  plus it would seem a double header SL semi.... With the addition of a few internationals surely that is sufficient events.

All clubs can do different promotions as in themes, additional activities plus big up certain fixtures.  Certainly Leeds do that type of thing all-be-it still aimed at existing fans.

 

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Id love to see a proper 9s series.

See each side go big in at least one game per year.

Id like to see a combined pacific island side tour the UK and vice versa

A replay of the GF as a stand alone opening game of the season.

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6 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

Id love to see a proper 9s series.

See each side go big in at least one game per year.

Id like to see a combined pacific island side tour the UK and vice versa

A replay of the GF as a stand alone opening game of the season.

I like these ideas too. 

A big SL launch using a GF replay to start the season with a bang. 

I've been thinking about a Pacific Islands team taking ona GB side. I think that would be an extremely entertaining series

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5 hours ago, JM2010 said:

Also as someone mentioned earlier we could have a few rounds throughout the season which have a theme.

Mental Health 

Women's

Community game

Schools

 

The NRL themed rounds inject some new enthusiasm in the regular season. I don’t know why Super League doesn’t follow suit.

A heritage round, with retro shirts worn on the pitch and sold in the shops, is an absolute no-brainer.

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Just now, JM2010 said:

I like these ideas too. 

A big SL launch using a GF replay to start the season with a bang. 

I've been thinking about a Pacific Islands team taking ona GB side. I think that would be an extremely entertaining series

Better than origin in my opinion. A big challenge for both sides.

Imagine a side of

Hopoate, Vunivalu, Hurrell, Leilua, Fusitu'a, Hayne, Lam, Fifita, Segeyaro, Sims, Murdoch-Massilla, Papiili, Taumolo, Pangai Jr, Paulo, Sims, Koroisau

Be great to watch and favourites imo.

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18 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

Better than origin in my opinion. A big challenge for both sides.

Imagine a side of

Hopoate, Vunivalu, Hurrell, Leilua, Fusitu'a, Hayne, Lam, Fifita, Segeyaro, Sims, Murdoch-Massilla, Papiili, Taumolo, Pangai Jr, Paulo, Sims, Koroisau

Be great to watch and favourites imo.

It would also add even more importance to the Pacific tests as they would be like selection games for a Pacific Nations side

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11 minutes ago, JM2010 said:

Could it be taken a step further and be a European team who played against the Pacific Islands. Basically GB and Ireland plus France

 

I think that would be great. Start with a 9s comp with all the individual nations have a clue of midweek matches between the nation's minus the test players.

Something like a cross between lions tour and the Ryder cup. 

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Anything absolutely anything but a 9s or Lancashire v Yorkshire.

More 'events' for the same people are limited by disposable income.

It's internationals that we really need, high profile ones at that, on a regular fixture list with long term promotion.

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1 minute ago, Padge said:

Anything absolutely anything but a 9s or Lancashire v Yorkshire.

More 'events' for the same people are limited by disposable income.

It's internationals that we really need, high profile ones at that, on a regular fixture list with long term promotion.

9s isn't for you though. 

9s is more accessible, quicker, and can include areas that otherwise wouldn't be included. 

It's a self contained event that lowers barriers to entry hugely.

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20 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

9s isn't for you though. 

9s is more accessible, quicker, and can include areas that otherwise wouldn't be included. 

It's a self contained event that lowers barriers to entry hugely.

How?


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3 minutes ago, Padge said:

How?

From a hosting point of view it can be a destination event that can attract fans from all over the game, its a self contained event that only so its a single event to put on, and its a multi-day event so economies of scale can be gained.

From a competitive point of view, the game is shorter, less likely to see a huge blow out and it matters less if there is one, more chance of an upset, so easier for smaller expansion areas to compete.

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