CLUBS AUSTRALIA• Pokies= 40-60% of each club’s total revenue.• Cost to industry est. $3 billion.• Canterbury Leagues: Installation- $9.54 million Annual Income Reduction- $27.4 million.
‘To propagate the game of rugby league at junior and senior levels and to generally support the community’.
RUGBY LEAGUE• Continues to grow and develop:*3.2 million Australians watched 2011 NRL Grand Final liveon free-to-air.*One fifth of Australians ‘must watch’ State of Origin.*NRL provides employment for 20,500 people.
ST GEORGE LEAGUES• Cut 200 jobs• No funding to Dragons NRL team from 2014.
PRIVATE OWNERSHIP• Wealth= success on and off the field? • Lack of community input?
MEMBERSHIPS• Dropped off badly in 2011.• Need new ideas.• Community feel.
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