The 2016 New South Wales Junior State Cup saw a presence from another NRL club working in partnership with a Touch Football affiliate.
The Eastern Suburbs Roosters Junior State Cup teams sported new co-branded off field training jerseys with the Sydney Roosters NRL logo at this year’s New South Wales Junior State Cup in Port Macquarie.
After the Taren Point Touch Association teams wore Cronulla Sharks uniforms following the announcement of their junior pathway at the 2015 State Cup, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters and Sydney Roosters NRL club are the next to follow suit.
The training gear is identical in design to the off field uniform worn by the NRL club, with the Junior State Cup uniforms featuring both the Eastern Suburbs Touch Association logos and Sydney Roosters logo.
Eastern Suburbs Touch Association Development Manager, Simon Bassett said it was great to see all of the Roosters teams in the uniforms over the weekend.
“It was so exciting to see all our junior players and coaches with their co-branded training tops. There was a real buzz in the Eastern Suburbs Touch Football Association tent about how smart the Sydney Roosters tops looked,” Bassett said.
“We arranged to have a photo of all of our 158 junior players and their coaches proudly wearing their Sydney Roosters sponsored training tops. The closer connection forged between the Sydney Roosters and the Eastern Suburbs Touch Football Junior Representative players as a result of this support will last for decades in the future.”
Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire applauded the relationship between the two clubs.
“The Roosters have been wonderful supporters of our NRL alliance since the outset. This is a fantastic alignment which links two incredibly successful clubs,” Maguire said.
“The support that now flows through to our next generation of players will forge a deeper connection to the Roosters on all levels. Congratulations to both clubs.”