NRL grand final windfall for the junior Roosters

File Photo Junior Rugby League U10s at Nyngan

The Cobar Junior Rugby League club has had an unexpected windfall with the Cobar club one of 72 country clubs across NSW benefiting from the Telstra Junior Club Grants initiative.

Telstra is a Major Partner of the NRL and this year they granted $3,000 to each of the 72 clubs.

All players, across NRL and NRLW, playing in this year’s grand final played for a selected Australian Rugby League country club.

The junior rugby league clubs were selected by the NRL, NRL clubs and the players, with a focus on clubs that need it the most, and the funds will go towards player development, including new sporting equipment and registration fees.

Telstra’s Principal of Media, Sponsorship, Awards and Experiential Genelle Sharples said it had been an incredible NRL season and they were excited to be able to share in the grand finals week celebrations.

“Footy means so much to people across the country and we’ve seen this firsthand with the NRL Telstra Footy Country Tour,” Ms Sharples said.

Penrith Panthers’ grand finalist Jack Cogger nominated the Cobar Roosters as his selected club to receive the Telstra Junior Club Grant.