What have we achieved? Where to from here?


Today’s post is going to be a bit more vanilla, unfortunately – no details of a recent rugby league scandal (although if my last post is anything to go by, it shouldn’t be long before another one unfolds) or optimistic stories from the junior rugby league world.

No, today’s post is simple: Winners Aren’t Binners has been kicking on for a little under 2 months now, and I’d just like to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve achieved so far, and what lies ahead. First of all, I’d like to dedicate my first comments to you, our dear sweet readers. Your continued support throughout the campaign has been phenomenal and shown that there’s a community out there who cares in some form for the welfare of our rugby league juniors. We hope that we’ve had some impact on yourselves in some way, because you’ve definitely had an impact on us, and for that we cannot thank you enough!

But the real question is: what have we achieved so far? Well, through our blog, facebook and twitter we feel we’ve had an impact towards aiding an often neglected issue. Winners Aren’t Binners was created with the objective of raising awareness for the issue of violence in junior rugby league. We know we’re still far from a solution, but as they say – the journey is the destination. In other words, it’s the challenges and decisions we face en route to our goal that makes it worthwhile.


So, what now? Well, unfortunately, junior rugby league is still flawed. So, consider this our call to action, dearest readers. We love rugby league, and after reading some of our blog we hope you do too. It’s a beautiful game that can enrich children and adults’ lives in meaningful ways words wish they could express; but unfortunately it’s also a game plagued by violence. That’s our next objective – to continue our awareness for the issue of violence in junior rugby league and slowly transition into making it a reality.

As we’ve highlighted, there’s plenty of great work being done in the rugby league community and we hope you’ll help support some of these great causes wherever possible. We’re so grateful you’ve been with us for this first part of our journey, and we hope with all our heart you’ll be with us for the next!

Image sources: Robert Johnson’s Crossroads (via paul-altobelli.com) & Finding Nemo (property of Pixar, via reactiongifs.us

–  JN


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