I am writing to businesses in our local area to gain support for our 2011 season launch. As you are probably aware, Wests Magpies is a foundation club which was formed in 1908. Whilst we no longer participate in the elite National Rugby League, we continue to field teams in NSW Cup, SG Ball (Under 18) 17 Development and Harold Matthews (Under 16). We also run an under 13, 14 and 15 junior development program during the July school holidays. In 2000 Wests Magpies merged with Balmain Tigers to form the joint venture team, Wests Tigers.
Our Clubs aim is to develop our local youth, providing them with a pathway to play with Wests Tigers in the NRL competition. In recent years, Simon Dwyer, Bryce Gibbs, Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Liam Fulton, Brett Hodgson, Isaac De Gois, Shannon Gallant, Shannon Mc Donnell, Dean Collis, Daine Laurie, Nathan Waters and last but not least, John Skandalis have all progressed through our ranks to Wests Tigers. Further, three of our junior players were selected in the 2010 Australian Schoolboys Rugby League team who toured England and France.
We, as a District Club recruit locally to fill our junior representative teams which include St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown and Group 6 junior rugby league. To assist with the development of those players, we organise events such as this so they are provided with a level playing field to further develop their skills and realise their potential.
This year’s season launch will be held at the ‘Roma Function Centre, 167 Northumberland Street, Liverpool on Friday 4 March 2011, 6.30pm for a 7pm start,.’ The cost of a ticket is $60-00 per head which includes dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks with lively entertainment. There will be lucky door prizes and gifts for team members who will perform on the night. I am confident that you will have a good time.
I hope you can support this event by either attending or perhaps donating a gift. Your support will certainly be acknowledged both on the night and on our website. If you would like further information, please ring Aggie in our office during business hours on 9601 2002.