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Sydney Roosters NRL Nines Captains Corban McGregor and Drew Hutchison meet with the Fremantle Roosters

Ahead of kick off in the NRL Nines tournament in Perth, coaches and players from the Sydney Roosters men and women's squads took some time to mingle with NRLWA reigning premiers the Fremantle Roosters.

The unique friendship between the two Clubs dates back to 2016 when the Fremantle Roosters joined the League Of Roosters, an initiative started by Roosters Chairman Nick Politis AM to unite Clubs across the country playing under the Roosters brand.

Talisha Harden running a play-the-ball drill with the kids.
Talisha Harden running a play-the-ball drill with the kids.

Both the men and women's squads were greeted with a warm welcome on arrival before taking to the field to host a coaching clinic for the kids.

While the squads were busy with the kids, Coaches Matt King and Kylie Hilder spent time with local coaches and team administrators within the community in an open forum.

Matt Ikuvalu ensuring the kids are all onside.
Matt Ikuvalu ensuring the kids are all onside.

They discussed the meaning of coaching and opened the floor to questions about strategy, tactics and much more.

To further celebrate the Club ties, the day ended with a barbecue and a presentation where Coach King offered a signed Nines jersey to the Fremantle Club.

The Roosters 2020 Nines jersey was designed to honour the Fremantle Roosters playing strip.

Sydney Roosters Nines Coaches Matt King and Kylie Hilder present a signed Roosters jersey to the Fremantle Roosters
Sydney Roosters Nines Coaches Matt King and Kylie Hilder present a signed Roosters jersey to the Fremantle Roosters

The Roosters have committed to playing three home games in Perth over the next three season, including the blockbuster Grand Final Replay against the Canberra Raiders in May.