The ACT and SNSW Rugby Union are pleased to announce a new structure for the Griffins program which will give non-contracted players from across our region a pathway to higher honours.
The Griffins, the traditional representative side for the ACT, will be renamed the ACT and SNSW Griffins, better representing the entire Brumbies region.
The first step on this pathway will be for our regional players who will look to make respective representative side; South Coast, Monaro and Southern Inland, and compete in the Brumbies Provincial Championships held in Wagga Wagga in June.
From this tournament, a Brumbies Country side will be selected, to compete in a three-team tournament against Brumbies City North and Brumbies City South on 17 September. The Brumbies City North and City South sides will be selected from the seven Bentspoke John I Dent Cup clubs.
The ACT and SNSW Griffins side will be named following that tournament, giving the best of non-contracted talent in the Brumbies catchment area a clear pathway to representing the region.
Further details will be announced shortly.
Brumbies deputy CEO and General Manager Community Rugby Craig Leseberg said: “This is a fantastic initiative and one which will give meaning and value to our representative programs across the region.”
“Creating a clear pathway for talent across the region is a high priority for the organisation, and this structure will mean at every level there is an opportunity for players to stand out.
“It’s also a fantastic opportunity for players, coaches and administration staff from across the region to connect and to foster healthy relations which is a core principle of our game.”
Brumbies Provincial Championships, Wagga Wagga, 11 June
City v Country, Canberra, 17 September