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    So we're now looking to improve the breeding stocks by retaining retirees and breed a better Force???
    That IS a long term strategy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    So we're now looking to improve the breeding stocks by retaining retirees and breed a better Force???
    That IS a long term strategy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    So we're now looking to improve the breeding stocks by retaining retirees and breed a better Force???
    That IS a long term strategy!!!
    My idea was to ask our retirees what they loved/liked/didn't like about moving to Perth.

    this would enable the recruiting team to enhance the positives, and work on improving the negatives, to attract the next group of recruits.

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    It's not a big survey.....................
    Of the 242 players who have played Super Rugby for the WF only 11 non-WA players have remained in Perth (~5% of total).

    Most of the non-WA players came to Perth to be part of a new franchise and/or higher match payments, more game time, extend career, new challenge, etc.

    Of the 11 who have remained in Perth:
    - 6 are capped Test players (Brown, Grant, Hodgson, Holmes, Lance, Thrush)
    - 6 have taken up coaching positions (Brown, Heiberg, Hodgson, Holmes, Pelesasa, Thrush)
    - 4 married locals (Hodgson, Lance, Pelesasa, Stander)
    - 3 migrated from South Africa (Grant, Heiberg, Stander)
    - 2 have Stan/YouTube commentary positions (Lance, Tessmann)
    - 2 still playing Club Rugby (Placid and Grant, Hodgson & Pelesasa occasionally)

    1 ex-Coach has established a successful business consultancy (Foley).

    The WF recruiting team is well aware of the non-game related challenges of attracting players to Perth.
    The sure-fired recipe for attracting players includes culture, program and success.
    Currently 2 out of 3 are in place - the 3rd will follow.

    Being constrained by the same salary cap as the other Aussie franchises is a challenge - but another issue.

    The extra travel and isolation is not for everyone.
    WA/Perth has been home for this Victorian for >40 years.
    Great location, climate and place to raise a family.

    PS A draft system will never happen.
    The 5 Aussie franchises could be equalised by equally distributing the Wallaby top-up between franchises.
    But that too will/may never happen.

    16 June 2023: Updated with corrections as provided below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg View Post
    It's not a big survey.....................
    Of the 242 players who have played Super Rugby for the WF only 10 non-WA players have remained in Perth (~4% of total).

    Most of the non-WA players came to Perth to be part of a new franchise and/or higher match payments, more game time, extend career, new challenge, etc.

    Of the 10 who have remained in Perth:
    - 5 are capped Test players (Grant, Hodgson, Holmes, Lance, Thrush)
    - 5 have taken up coaching positions (Heiberg, Hodgson, Holmes, Pelesasa, Thrush)
    - 4 married locals (Hodgson, Lance, Pelesasa, Stander)
    - 3 migrated from South Africa (Grant, Heiberg, Stander)
    - 2 have Stan/YouTube commentary positions (Lance, Tessmann)
    - 1 is still playing Club Rugby (Placid)

    1 ex-Coach has established a successful business consultancy (Foley).

    The WF recruiting team is well aware of the non-game related challenges of attracting players to Perth.
    The sure-fired recipe for attracting players includes culture, program and success.
    Currently 2 out of 3 are in place - the 3rd will follow.

    Being constrained by the same salary cap as the other Aussie franchises is a challenge - but another issue.

    The extra travel and isolation is not for everyone.
    WA/Perth has been home for this Victorian for >40 years.
    Great location, climate and place to raise a family.

    PS A draft system will never happen.
    The 5 Aussie franchises could be equalised by equally distributing the Wallaby top-up between franchises.
    But that too will/may never happen.
    Forgot Brownie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg View Post
    It's not a big survey.....................
    Of the 242 players who have played Super Rugby for the WF only 10 non-WA players have remained in Perth (~4% of total).

    Most of the non-WA players came to Perth to be part of a new franchise and/or higher match payments, more game time, extend career, new challenge, etc.

    Of the 10 who have remained in Perth:
    - 5 are capped Test players (Grant, Hodgson, Holmes, Lance, Thrush)
    - 5 have taken up coaching positions (Heiberg, Hodgson, Holmes, Pelesasa, Thrush)
    - 4 married locals (Hodgson, Lance, Pelesasa, Stander)
    - 3 migrated from South Africa (Grant, Heiberg, Stander)
    - 2 have Stan/YouTube commentary positions (Lance, Tessmann)
    - 1 is still playing Club Rugby (Placid)

    1 ex-Coach has established a successful business consultancy (Foley).

    The WF recruiting team is well aware of the non-game related challenges of attracting players to Perth.
    The sure-fired recipe for attracting players includes culture, program and success.
    Currently 2 out of 3 are in place - the 3rd will follow.

    Being constrained by the same salary cap as the other Aussie franchises is a challenge - but another issue.

    The extra travel and isolation is not for everyone.
    WA/Perth has been home for this Victorian for >40 years.
    Great location, climate and place to raise a family.

    PS A draft system will never happen.
    The 5 Aussie franchises could be equalised by equally distributing the Wallaby top-up between franchises.
    But that too will/may never happen.
    Grant still playing club rugby

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    An interesting second survey would be of those locals who have chosen to have departed.

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