2020 Information

Updated: 19/03/2020

The Bankstown Bulls Junior Rugby League Football Club will be aiming to field teams for Male & Female players from 4 years of age to Under 18 plus Male Under 20 and Open Women’s.

Bankstown Bulls won the 2019 Club’s Club of the Year as voted on a 3-2-1 monthly basis for being the best club in the Canterbury-Bankstown area. The Bulls is a culturally strong community based club as evident with its recent support for McHappy Day and the Manning Valley Taree Bushfires.

TRAINING & GAMES
All training, games and club events have been put on hold due to the current COVID-19 virus as per the NSWRL and NRL. When training is set to resume we will post it on the Website and Facebook.

We need all players and officials to register clicking here.

PRIMARY CONTACTS
Matthew O’Neill 0488 275 900
Ali Mehanna 0450 999 499
President/Secretary Email: info@bankstownbulls.com

PLAYERS REQUIRED
The following sides require players for their teams:

Under 5 (b 2015-16) – Unlimited
Under 6 (b 2014) – 3
Under 7/1 (b 2013) – full
Under 7/2 (b 2013) – 3
Under 8 (b 2012) – 4
Under 9/1 (b 2011) – 1
Under 9/2 (b 2011) – 3
Under 10 (b 2010) – one side full, second side not likely
Under 11/1 (b 2009) – full
Under 11/2 (b 2009-10) – 5
Under 12/1 (b 2008) – full
Under 12/2 (b 2oo8) – 8
Under 13/1 (b 2007) – 2
Under 13/2 (b 2007) – full, may add extra side combined with 14’s
Under 14 (b 2006-07) – players required may add extra side combined with 13’s
Super 15 (b 2005) – 3
Under 16 (b 2004) – players required looking to create 2nd side
Under 17 (b 2003) – 5
Under 18 (b 2002) – 3
Under 20 (b 2000-01) – 10
Under 14 Girls (b 2006-08) – 8 & need coach
Under 16 Girls (b 2004-05) – 3
Under 18 Girls (b 2002-03) – 8 & need coach
Open Women’s (min aged 17) – 5

Players must play in the age group in the year they’re born in (eg born 1 Jan 2012-31 Dec 2020 is U8) unless approved by the Executive and Coach of the Age Group that they can move up to an older age. Players can only play in a younger age group if they meet the Weight for Age guidelines (see below in article).

2020 HOME GROUNDS
Ruse Park – 84 Stacey Street South, Bankstown (parking on Gartmore Ave)
Padstow Park – Cnr Davies Road & Banks Street, Padstow

2020 COACH CONTACT NUMBERS
SATURDAY
Under 5 (b 2015-16): Lawrence Karam 0414 339 902
Under 6 (b 2014): ^Ameihn Nassif  0411 207 637
Under 7/1 (b 2013): *Amanda Nabhan 0423 536 737
Under 7/2 (b 2013): Daniel Tavita 0431 558 227
Under 8 (b 2012): ^David Hadchiti 0439 900 990
Under 9/1 (b 2011): *^Chady Salamah & Karim Moussalli 0451 750 511
Under 9/2 (b 2011): Marlon Saisoa’a 0402 309 357 or 0470 335 905
Under 10 (b 2010): *David Tarabay 0409 315 152
Under 11/1 (b 2009): Rabih Chamma 0405 700 600
Under 11/2 (b 2009-10): Isaac Al Ruby 0450 245 028
Under 12/1 (b 2008): Zahi Elzein 0414 755 595
Under 13/1 (b 2007): Brian Ibrahim 0413 573 499
Under 13/2 (b 2007): *^Chady Salamah 0420 949 496
Under 14 (b 2006): George Najjar 0404 494 949
Super 15 (b 2005): Ian Collis 0439 020 428
Under 16 (b 2004): ^Hussein Dia 0452 500 580
Female Under 13-14 (b 2006-08): Vacant
Female Under 15-16 (b 2004-05): Abdul Nabhan 0481 331 333
Female Under 17-18 (b 2002-03): Vacant

SUNDAY
Under 17 (b 2003): ^Hussein Dia 0452 500 580 or Stan Hetaraka 0417 248 066
Under 18 (b 2002): Massimo Gregorio 0405 704 690
Under 20 (b 2000-01): *David Tarabay 0409 315 152
Open Women’s (min 17yrs): Venus Ta’ale 0416 485 029

Some age groups will need extra coaches and support staff. Experience isn’t necessary and the Bankstown Bulls covers the cost for coaches to meet their correct accreditation’s for the age group. Email info@bankstownbulls.com for more information about coaching a team at Bankstown Bulls.

* Bulls Life Member, ^ Played Juniors at Bankstown Bulls or Collegians

TRAINING TIMES
All training has been temporarily put on hold until we are allowed to resume as per regulations on all clubs from the NRL and NSWRL due to the COVID-19 virus.

Want to join a team? Register by clicking here or email info@bankstownbulls.com or give Matt or Ali a call.

Please note the under age groups in Rugby League applies from Jan 1 to Dec 31 of the year the player is born, not the current age of the player. Eg, a player born in the year 2005 is classified as Under (Super) 15.

Players can play in one year above (not below) their age groups. Eg born in year 2007 can play under 14 after filling out parent/guardian consent form, but can’t play under 12 regardless of month born in unless they meet the weight for age requirements.

SUPER 15
Born in the year 2005? Be part of the Bankstown Bulls Super 15 Heritage team for the 2020 season.

Every year the Super 15’s on top of the standard registration benefits will receive:

Bulls Heritage Jersey
Camp (Trip Away)
Sublimated Hoodie
Sports Bag
Training Jersey
Jersey Presentation Dinner
and much more

All of the above is included as part of the $130 registration (only $30 with Active Kids Voucher) and is part of the Super 15 experience.

We are pleased to confirm Ian ‘Rhino’ Collis returns to the Bulls in 2020 to coach the Super 15’s. Rhino brings plenty of coaching and mentoring experience and his staff includes Bulls life member Anthony ‘Mullet’ Samuel and former Bulls players Vince Samuel, Hussen Hijazi and Kenny Habib.

We welcome all returning and new players born in the year 2005 (or 2006) to be part of the Super 15 experience.

Click here to register online.

SPONSOR THE BULLS IN 2020
The Bankstown Bulls JRLFC have a range of sponsorships for many different budgets and requirements for the 2020 season.

This includes from Club Polo to Super 15 to Team Hoodies to Donations.

With an active Website, a frequently updated Facebook page and a full colour Yearbook there’s many great ways to promote your company through the Bankstown Bulls.

Click here to contact a member of the Executive or email info@bankstownbulls.com for more information.

Support is vital to ensure our youth all get an opportunity to be positively active playing local community sport.

2020 REGISTRATION
Player and Volunteer registration is now open for the 2020 season.

Free benefits with player registration will include: Polo Shirt, Shorts, Socks, Cap, Gala Day, Presentation Day, Trophy, Yearbook, Insurance (limited), NRL Season Pass (U5-U15), Bulldogs Home Game Pass and much more.

Super 15 Extras: Heritage Jersey, Training Jersey, Training Singlet, Hoodie, Sports Bag and Trip Away.

Volunteers will receive Polo Shirt, Cap and free entry to Senior Presentation along with financial cover for any coaching and training courses required.

Visit our Registration page for more information.

2020 AGE READY RECKONER
Please note the under age groups in Rugby League applies from Jan 1 to Dec 31 of the year the player is born, not the current age of the player. Eg, a player born in the year 2005 is classified as Under (Super) 15.

Mixed
2015-16 U5: born in year 2015 to aged 4 years
2014 U6: born 1/1/2014 to 31/12/2014
2013 U7: born 1/1/2013 to 31/12/2013
2012 U8: born 1/1/2012 to 31/12/2012
2011 U9: born 1/1/2011 to 31/12/2011
2010 U10: born 1/1/2010 to 31/12/2010
2009 U11: born 1/1/2009 to 31/12/2009
2008 U12: born 1/1/2008 to 31/12/2008

Males
2007 U13: born 1/1/2007 to 31/12/2007
2006 U14: born 1/1/2006 to 31/12/2006
2005 Super 15: born 1/1/2005 to 31/12/2005
2004 U16: born 1/1/2004 to 31/12/2004
2003 U17: born 1/1/2003 to 31/12/2003
2002 U18: born 1/1/2002 to 31/12/2002
2000-01 U20: born 1/1/2000 to 31/12/2001
Open Age: min 17yrs

Females
2006-08 U13-14: born 1/1/2006 to 31/12/2008
2004-05 U15-16: born 1/1/2004 to 31/12/2005
2002-03 U17-18: born 1/1/2002 to 31/12/2003
Open Age: min 17yrs

Players can play in one year above (not below) their age groups. Eg born in year 2007 can play under 14 after filling out parent/guardian consent form, but can’t play under 12 regardless of month born in unless they meet the weight for age requirements.

2020 WEIGHT FOR AGE GUIDELINES
Players may apply for dispensation to participate in an age group one (1) year below that of their ‘natural’ age (the age that they turn/become in the current calendar year). This will be approved for players who are judged to be within the required Weight Limit as listed below.

Lower Weight limit based on approximately the 15th percentile of males in the general population.

Mixed/Male Competitions
U6: N/A
U7: players 21kg or under may play U6
U8: players 23kg or under may play U7
U9: players 26kg or under may play U8
U10: players 29kg or under may play U9
U11: players 33kg or under may play U10
U12: players 37kg or under may play U11
U13: players 42kg or under may play U12
U14: players 48kg or under may play U13
U15: players 53kg or under may play U14
U16: players 55kg or under may play Super 15
U17: players 58kg or under may play U16

Female Competitions
For mixed competitions and female only competitions in the U6 –U12 age group, the above guidelines are available for use. For female only competitions U14 –U18 the following Weight Dispensation limits will apply:

U14 –Players turning 13 in the current year and;
– 38kg or under may play in U12 female only competitions
– 42kg or under may play in U12 mixed competitions
U16 –Players turning 15 in the current year and 44kg or under may play U14
U18 –Players turning 17 in the current year and 48kg or under may play U16

Players wishing to play down an age group
These players must make application to the League to be considered for eligibility for the age group below. In this instance a NSWRL appointed official would weigh the players concerned and if eligible mark these players’ records as being eligible for the age group requested. Once weighed and verified, the player will not be required to be weighed for the remainder of the season.

LEVEL 3 GOOD SPORTS CLUB
The Bankstown Bulls Executive are pleased to confirm the Bulls are officially a Good Sports Level 3 Club as part of joint partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health and the Alcohol & Drug Foundation. For embracing the Good Sports values; For providing a positive, healthy and family friendly sporting experience for all; and For contributing to reducing alcohol related harm in the community. A big thanks to all who contributed and in particular to Bulldogs NRL player & Bulls junior Marcelo Montoya.

2020 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Ali Mehanna
Secretary: Matthew O’Neill
Treasurer: *Rabab Raad
Senior Vice President: *Stan Hetaraka
Assistant Secretary: *Anthony Samuel
* Bulls Life Member

Click here to ring or email a member of the executive.

General Committee & Sub Committee listed on Contact Page.

Bankstown Bulls Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc.