The Western Sydney Two Blues and Wanderers Rugby Newcastle are pleased to announce the commencement of a new sister club relationship from 2020.

The Newcastle and Western Sydney clubs, both known as the Two Blues, are looking to build a positive association beyond sharing the same colours. On the plans is an annual trial fixture, a soon to be named perpetual trophy, the sharing of coaching knowledge and resources, the potential to create mutual team building opportunities along with supporting each-others results; forging a link between our two clubs.

Western Sydney General Manager Craig Morgan said “We share the same colours and moniker – the Two Blues.Wanderers is one of the most respected and strongest clubs in Newcastle and we have some mutual contacts and existing relationships, so this is a great opportunity to further develop a mutually rewarding and beneficial association. By workingtogether, sharing knowledge and resources, creatingopportunity and experiences between the two clubs and club members we will all benefit. We are excited to be launching into a relationship with Wanderers, building a foundation and exploring further opportunities as the association develops, it’s a great thing for both clubs and the game”.

Hunter Wildfires player, Hayden Cole, moved to Newcastle at the start of the year from Western Sydney after being a regular first grade player for the Two Blues in the Shute Shield. Colehas linked up with the Wanderers club for season 2020.

Wanderers President Peter Chrystal said “We are excited to have Hayden join us, he has been a great addition to our Club and brings with him a wealth of experience. We are proud to have aligned with the Western Sydney Two Blues, we share core principles and this opportunity of a sister-club arrangement will support player, coach and match official development. With rugby it’s not just about what’s happening on the field but also what’s occurring off the field and this partnership will give us opportunity to further expand our player development pathways which not only focus on skill development but also on social responsibility.”

Western Sydney head into round two of a shortened Shute Shield competition this coming weekend.

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