Fledgling club ends season on a high: Rugby League

Four generations of Ellenbrook Rabbitohs supporters celebrate the club’s win.
Four generations of Ellenbrook Rabbitohs supporters celebrate the club’s win.

THE National Rugby League named the Ellenbrook Rabbitohs the 2015 Grassroots Club of the Year in this year’s One Community Awards last Friday.

It is the second award the club has won in the past two weeks, following its Top Club award in the Blue Ribbon Club Awards.

The club was only established last September and has already grown to the second largest junior club in the State, boasting 233 registered players in its inaugural season.

The club has recruited more than 70 volunteers, from coaches and trainers to canteen and fundraising co-ordinators.

In June, the club’s six-year-olds played in the half-time games at Perth’s NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and New Zealand Warriors.

“Having started from scratch in 2014, our dreams for a flourishing club have been realised thanks to the hard work of the community,” club president Jay Maea said.