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Encyclopedia > Western Australia Rugby League
The logo of the Western Australia Rugby League.

The Western Australia Rugby League (WARL) is responsible for administering the game of rugby league in Western Australia. The WARL was formed in 1948 with Fremantle, Perth, South Perth and Cottesloe as the foundation clubs. The League will also have a team in the Jim Beam Cup in 2008 known as the WA Reds. Image File history File links Warl_logo. ... Image File history File links Warl_logo. ... Rugby league football (often shortened to rugby league) is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person (3rd) Population (December 2006)  - Population  2,050,900 (4th)  - Density  0. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...

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Governance

The WARL is the state governing body and headed by a board of five directors the Western Australian Rugby League has an Operations Manager and nine staff working full time to ensure the strong development and survival of Rugby League in the future of Western Australia.


History

During the 58 years the Western Australian Rugby League has been established Rugby league in the state has experienced many highs and several low points.


Western/Perth Reds

Main article: Western Reds

The successful staging of New South Wales Rugby League premiership matches in the late 1980s and early 1990s led to a push for a Perth-based entry into the Australian Rugby League competition. In 1992 the Western Reds club was accepted into the national competition and would play its first season in 1995. The Reds would play in 1996 and in the Australian Super League in 1997 under the Perth Reds moniker. The Western Reds were a Perth-based rugby league team, who played in the 1995 and 1996 Australian Rugby League competition, and, as the Perth Reds, in the 1997 Super League // Before the Reds Although touring Great Britain and French Rugby League teams had played tour matches in Perth, it... The old NSWRL Logo The New South Wales Rugby League premiership was a major rugby league competition run mostly in New South Wales, but later in other parts of the country between 1908 and 1994. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... The Western Reds were a Perth-based rugby league team, who played in the 1995 and 1996 Australian Rugby League competition, and, as the Perth Reds, in the 1997 Super League // Before the Reds Although touring Great Britain and French Rugby League teams had played tour matches in Perth, it... This article details the 1st season of the Australian Rugby League (ARL) premiership since control of the club competition was transferred from the New South Wales Rugby League. ... Super League (Australia) was a rugby league football administrative body that conducted professional competition in Australasia for one season in 1997. ... The 1997 Super League premiership (known as the Telstra Cup for sponsorship purposes) was the first and only premiership of the rugby league competition run by News Limited. ...


Debt and issues surrounding the Super League war and formation of the National Rugby League led to the club being wound-up at the end of the 1997 season. The Super League war was a battle for the control of broadcast rights for the sport of Rugby League. ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ...


Jim Beam Cup entry

On 12 December 2006 the Australian Rugby League board accepted a proposal to establish a Western Australia Rugby League representative side to play in the NSWRL Jim Beam Cup for season 2008, this side will be known as the WA Reds and will play home matches at Members Equity Stadium. The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... The Jim Beam Cup is a semi-professional development level rugby league competition in New South Wales (NSW), Australia run jointly by the NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) and the New South Wales Country Rugby League (CRL). ... Members Equity Stadium is a sports stadium in Perth, Australia. ...


The entry of this side is viewed as a longer term strategy for a Western Australian-based National Rugby League (NRL) franchise to be established in 2011 - 2012.[1] The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ...


Competitions

Perth Region

First Grade - Tooheys Cup

  • Armadale Rabbitohs
  • Belmont Bulldogs
  • Fremantle Roosters
  • Joondalup Giants
  • Kalgoorlie Brothers
  • North Beach Sea Eagles
  • Rockingham Coastal Sharks
  • South Perth Lions
  • Willagee Bears

Premier Grade

In addition to the above first grade teams, the following teams appear in Premier Grade.

  • East Districts

Goldfields

  • Goldfields Junior Rugby League
  • Kalgoorlie Brothers

North-West District

  • Karratha Broncos
  • Karratha Roosters
  • Port Hedland Junior Rugby League
  • South Headland Cougars
  • Wickham Wasps

Footnotes

  1. ^ [1] WA Wins Bid for National Team: The Journey to the NRL Begins, WA Rugby League, Retrieved on 15 December 2006

External Links

  • Official website of Western Australia Rugby League

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