WA \'s journey to the NRL begins

At the ARL Board Meeting (Tuesday 12th Dec) following months of negotiation with the WARL, a motion was passed to allow a WA team to participate in either the Jim Beam Cup or the QLD Wizard Cup in 2008 ongoing.

On Wednesday (13th Dec 2006) the Western Australian Rugby League officially announces its entry into the Jim Beam Cup from 2008.

The WARL Board has decided the best first step back towards our ultimate goal, a return to the NRL, is via the Jim Beam Cup in 2008 for a minimum 2 years with option of progressing into the Queensland Cup then the NRL.

The key focus is to build support, credibility and momentum to bid for a Perth based National Rugby League (NRL) team for 2011 to 2012.

Source: warugbyleague.com.au