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World’s biggest junior RL competition to restart in Australia

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The world’s biggest junior rugby league competition have confirmed they will recommence their season from July 18.

The Penrith and Districts Junior Rugby League have outlined the first steps to be taken as they look to reignite their competition across several age groups following the Covid-19 suspension.

As part of the return to action, the Penrith Juniors board have decided that all games will be played on Saturdays, with only boys and girls teams from under-6s to under-15s level allowed to compete.

The board have been working closely with New South Wales Rugby League during the pandemic to get the competition for kids back up and running, and will have an array of educated and protective measures in place that will ensure the longevity of not just the competition but also the financial future of their 24 affiliated clubs.

Penrith and Districts Junior Rugby League general manager Nathan Mairleitner said: “Everything we are doing is focused on resuming play on July 18 in the safest environment and with the most effective volunteer workload possible.

“Our clubs and participants have been outstanding in working together to have come this far, we want to make life for our members and volunteers as easy and exciting as possible, to enjoy what our grassroots has to offer.

“We’ve been very transparent with our decision making to our clubs in 2020, we have listened to all surverys and feedback received from our members in recent weeks and all clubs have had a genuine interest in seeing the majority of our juniors take the field.”

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