Norwest Bulls rugby kids pack reserve

Future Waratahs. Caption: NSW Waratahs player Hugh Roach and players from the Norwest Bulls enjoyed the FutureTahs Clinic recently at Glenwood.

Future Waratahs. Caption: NSW Waratahs player Hugh Roach and players from the Norwest Bulls enjoyed the FutureTahs Clinic recently at Glenwood.

THE Norwest Bulls Junior Rugby Union Club will look at the schedualing of its FutureTahs Clinic despite recently hosting a successful event.

Bulls players from all over The Hills District and surrunding areas were treated to some of the best rugby players in the country including Alofa Alofa, Matt Carraro, Jono Lance, Hugh Roach and Pat McCutcheon.

Norwest Bulls vice-president Dennis Nothdurft said the event was a key date on the rugby calendar for the development of the game in the region.

"It was a really good day out and it was hugely important," Nothdurft said.

"It was a chance for the kids to interact with the bigger-named players and get involved with the game."

Plans are already in place for next year’s event, and the club would like to move it forward to help entice more young players to the game across The Hills as it battles rugby league and Aussie Rules.

"It would have been better to have it earlier in the year to attract more registrations but it’s hard because the Super Rugby season starts so early," Nothdurft said.

"It’s something we’ll talk to NSW Rugby Union about for next year."

The day, hosted at the Bulls home ground at Alwyn Lindfield Reserve, in Glenwood, is part of NSW Rugby’s program to not only grow the game but give the players the thrill of meeting their heroes.

The break in Super 15 fixtures for the Test Match series in Australia, NZ and South Africa meant that many of the Waratahs players were able to attend.

The kids who attended included the newly selected Parramatta under 10s representative team, who had their jerseys presented to them by the Waratahs.

The Super 15 season starts each year in February and it’s when the Bulls want to host the clinic. Time will tell if they’re successful.

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