This probably deserves a thread in its own right, rather than being buried in NSW Junior Representatives 2012 thread. I am sure that we need more governing bodies to “control” teenage rugby, and it is great to see that the Australian Junior Rugby Union has apparently been reformed. Does anyone know what are their objectives, roles, constitution and funding source of this very important body? I expected that an august body, possibly even the peak body for Junior Rugby in Australia, such as the Australian Junior Rugby Union would have all that information on a fancy web site with links to all the junior affiliated bodies web sites and vice versa. Imagine my surprise to find that that there is more information on the inner workings of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service than the Peak body for Junior Rugby Union in Australia. George Smith tells us of this inspired measure for what I assume will be the first $100k to be spent by the AJRU. With approximately $2.00 profit made on every snag sold at Junior Rugby BBQ’s, that is only 50,000 sausage sangers that we need to sell to cover the Administrator’s costs before any other costs at the village clubs are covered. Wonder how much a tour or championship would cost? IIRC I have read somewhere that ARU tip in $100k to run the Open Schoolboys competition. On that benchmark, that is another 50,000 sausage sangers that we need to sell in suburban ovals. If each rugby oval can sustain 6 games of rugby per Saturday, over the 8 hour period from 9am to 5pm, and there are 20 players in each team, with each player bringing 2 spectators along, and 30% of the total people at the oval that day buy a snag, with $2 profit to go to AJRU to fund the Administrator and one Championship, over 450 all day Junior rugby sausage sizzles have to be held across this wide brown land before a cent is available for the clubs running the BBQ. Taking a stab in the dark and assuming that there are 100 Ovals in Sydney alone. I have no idea of the actual number, but many of them do NOT run all day rugby, but stay with me here. SJRU typically run a 14 week competition. This will give us 1400 BBQ opportunities, of which 450 (or approx 33%) are needed to cover AJRU costs. Assuming that Sydney JRU represents 25% of all JRU ovals in Aust, then 25% of 33% (or approximately 10%) of all sausages sanger revenue at ALL junior rugby games in Australia will go directly to the AJRU to fund its operations. GST is 10%. AJRU is GST on Sausage Sangers. Taking this one step further, it takes 2 people to operate the sausage sizzle. These two people (or a rostered combination) are required to be there for the full 8 hour period of the 450 BBQs above. The 450 BBQ’s then would require 900 volunteer days effort. With the average worker working 200 days per year, and the average wage in Australia being $60k, the Junior Rugby Volunteers are “donating” $270k in labour to raise the $200k needed to cover the Salary of the AJRU Administrator and one Championship. Very clever indeed (figures are rounded up/down for simple illustrative purposes). Some background reading from the other threads attached.