Rugby league is all about the retention of juniors and at the Parramatta Eels, their large junior base is well documented across Australia.
Unable to retain all of their juniors, an issue that all clubs have, they are spread far and wide across a range of countries.
Another one has done just that, with Chris Ulugia, a Holden Cup graduate from the Eels, signing with English Super League side, the Bradford Bulls for the 2015 season.
For Ulugia, it is a new opportunity and one he looks forward to.
“This is a huge opportunity for me and I am delighted to be joining what is one of the most famous rugby league clubs on the planet,” said Ulugia.
“I cannot wait to arrive in England and get pre-season training under way, alongside some of my current team-mates.
“I am aware of the club’s aims for next year and I can assure the Bradford supporters that my eyes are solely fixed on helping the Bulls achieve promotion back up into Super League.”
Knowing how talented Ulugia is via word of mouth, Bradford coach James Lowes is excited to have the talented utility back on board.
“Chris is a great signing, coming from a club which boasts a fantastic pool of talent,” he said.
“This is a great opportunity for Chris and, having spoken to him, I know how determined he is to hit the ground running.
“Chris is another addition to an already blossoming squad and is a player whose pace and power will certainly prove beneficial next year.”