Juniors: TigerTalk – April 2021

Welcome to this month’s edition of TigerTalk – a monthly update on behalf of the Committee for all things going on for the Tigers Juniors. This will usually be the stuff occurring behind the scenes and won’t replace other updates via the website or socials. As always, I’d encourage you to reach out if you have any queries – don’t be shy!

Apologies it has been a little while since the last TigerTalk – there’s been plenty keeping us busy.

BBQ – volunteers urgently needed!

A desperate call out for BBQ volunteers, particularly this Saturday 17 April (from around 9am until 12ish) – we do not have any volunteers and may miss out on this awesome fundraising opportunity. If you can help, please email me at president@bungendoretigers.com.au, or call/text 0455 338 248. These fundraisers help keep our rego costs as low as possible. 

Vale Alex Rodham

As you will have read, the Bungendore community celebrated the life of Alex Rodham (a Tigers Seniors player, and also former Juniors) at a lovely service in March. In honour of Alex, the Seniors have chosen to retire the number 12 jersey (Alex’s number), which will be replaced by number 22. The Juniors are supporting this wonderful tribute for Alex and have elected to do the same for the current playing kit cycle (2021/22).

Playing Kit 

The playing kits (jerseys, shorts, socks) have been ordered and our supplier (Paladin) will ensure that they arrive ready for the season start. Managers will be contacted over the next couple of weeks and will collect and distribute the kit for their teams. As a reminder, jerseys must be returned at the end of the season to avoid incurring a debt. Training shirts will hopefully also not be too far away.


Our off field gear designs are being finalised (hats, beanies, scarves, jumpers and track pants). The Club will have a small quantity available for purchase (or at least to try on) via the Canteen, but everything will be available from an online store. We’ll announce this as soon as it’s ready.

In anticipation of the new gear, we continue to make old merchandise available at heavily discounted prices. We still have jumpers in a couple of designs (limited sizes), hats, beanies, bags, drink bottles, training shirts, old jerseys and more – get in touch if you’re looking for anything in particular, we’ll otherwise try and have the stall open for some of the upcoming training sessions and definitely at home games.

Custom Balls

The Tigers customised balls have arrived! They’ll be for sale at upcoming trainings (and any at home games) for $20 each (we only have 50x so may have to limit to one per family initially). If we run out, we will order more but the price will be higher.


Canberra Region Rugby League (CRRL) are working hard to finalise the draws for the season. We’ll make announcements as soon as they’re available, but it is looking promising that we’ll return to alternate weeks home and away. We’d recommend downloading the NRL MyLeague App (Android and iOS) and adding your child’s team to the ‘followed teams’ which will keep you allow you to see the upcoming games and previous results.

Munchkins will commence on the first home game, as soon as the drawer is confirmed, we will send parents an email with the timings.

Player Profiles

You can mark your child’s profile as “private” in MySideline. This will prevent your child’s name from being displayed in the publicly visible team list and live results (it shows as ‘name withheld’). This setting also flags to the your team’s coach and manager (along with the Club administrators) that the child should not be included in photography – we’d encourage you also to let your team’s manager know as they will also let the opposition’s manager know so your child can be omitted from any photography. If you didn’t intend to enable this setting when you registered your child, you can change it from within the player’s profile in MySideline.

Don’t forget to ensure that your child’s photo in their profile is current and should be without headgear, their face filling the majority of the space.  


As the season is quickly approaching, don’t forget that all players require a mouthguard, both at training and for every game.  

Covid-19 Rules

Many of the Covid safety rules will be the same as last year, namely ‘get in, train/play, get out’.  We’ll continue to update the Season Key Information Page with everything you’ll need to know. Key points for now:

  1. Must keep to the 1 person per 2 square metre rule
  2. Restrictions on water being carried on by Trainers and drink breaks at the half way point of each half – no shared drink bottles, all to be individually named
  3.  Dummy Half and First Receiver bibs cannot be shared between players in the same game (mandatory half time rotation requirement cancelled for 2021; spare bibs can be used to change the DH/FR between halves)
  4.  At Juniors Home Games, there will be no change room access permitted. Toilets will be open

WWCC & Accreditations

A reminder to our wonderful volunteers that your NSW Working With Children Checks (WWCC) or other state/territory equivalent number and expiry details should be recorded in your MySideline profile. If you provide your details to Registrar Alicia (rego@bungendoretigers.com.au) she can help you record them. Coaches must have completed their online coaching course (if not previously accredited) to allow them to start with their teams and have to complete face-to-face components asap to move from provisional status. If you need any help with this, please get in touch with Alicia or Secretary Naomi (secretary@bungendoretigers.com.au) for assistance.  

Team Vacancies

We’re thrilled to see so many players this year. All teams are now full to capacity, with the exception of our Munchkins program and there’s still a couple of spots in the Girls League Tag. Reach out to Registrar Alicia (rego@bungendoretigers.com.au) if you have any queries.  

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any queries or suggestions.

President | Bungendore Tigers JRLFC
president@bungendoretigers.com.au or 0455 338 248

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