They’re the little rugby league club that could.
Three years ago, the Truganina Rabbitohs had 40 kids on their roster. Today, the club boasts more than 150 players across a range of ages and 60 volunteers.
What’s more, nine of their female players have qualified for the NRL Victoria women’s state team, one young player was recently selected for the Victorian under-12 team, and both the club’s mens reserve grade and womens first grade teams remain undefeated this season.
Club president Joe Laga’aia put the club’s success down to the sense of community they had created among their players, volunteers and supporters.
“Our vision is to be a pillar in the community so that we can empower people, enrich lives and grow the game of rugby league,” he said.
“The number one thing for us is to create a positive culture around the club.”
The Truganina Rabbitohs will be hosting a Homecoming Week beginning July 29, which will include a games night, soup night and festival complete with food stalls, games and special performances.