sounds like you have some inside knowledge. How about tabling some evidence of such.
Well if this forum was long enough I could go thru my 10 yrs experience with the Parramatta Junior system, and how for the last 10 yrs that I have known it continues to fail it,s Juniors and if you want proof of such have a look at the results of there Colts teams over the last few years, I had to endure a game where they where beaten 100 plus points to nil, and a season where the only team they did beat was Penrith. The problem with Parramatta is that the management believe that they are owed an exsistance and blame everyone else and any thing else for there own failures.
There have been some very successful players come from Parramatta juniors area and the question is why are they not still at Parramatta? because of the way they where treated as junior players. I thought that when Mr Ella was in charge of !st grade he cared about the Juniors and encouraged them, he even attended rep games just to watch who might be able to play colts and future grade players. Yes i do have proof of Parramattas failures it is in there results on the field every year. And when was the last time a grade official attended a Hawkesbury Juniors game or a Rooty Hill game or perhaps a grade player attending a presentation night?
Over to you Slash
You could just cut the word Parramatta out and replace it with Penrith and the comment would still have the same meaning. I also think you must be somewhat a little delusional. If things were so fantastic under Mr Ella's management, why did the leagues club completely withdraw all financial support?
'Because of the way they were treated as juniors' - is that comment reflective of the behaviour of the senior club or some self centred junior coaches in the past? What influence if any, did the senior club (or should the senior club) have in those appointments? Most people in juniors land across a number of clubs, do not wish for their senior club to have a say at all in how the junior rep program is run. I know this is the case at my club.
I cannot speak for if or when seniors officials attend juniors games or functions, but Westie, when were they actually asked?
In the end, it is not my club and I don't really give 2 hoots what happens to Parra junior clubs, however, surely those junior clubs should be looking at Penrith and there results, lack of colts teams, and ask, is going there REALLY a better solution?