The Cabramatta Two Blues are a proud rugby league organisation and they will be put on the map, joining forces with NRL side, the Canterbury Bulldogs.
In a huge boost for their continued development, the announcement comes on the eve of the start of their season in the reserve grade competitions.
Two Blues head coach Chris Yates was ecstatic with the news that they were partnering with the Bulldogs.
“Despite all the work that has been put into developing and implementing a totally new pathway for the club, there was a lot of concern after severing our existing long-term relationship with the Newtown Jets,” Yates said.
“That we might struggle to attract and retain the type of players we want at the club.
“But this new alliance has totally wiped those fears away.”
Having worked them with the Two Blues previously, it was an easy decision for the Bulldogs to officially link with the flourishing rugby league entity.
“We always knew that Cabramatta were a progressive club and when we looked at what they were implementing for their future, we could not have been more impressed and it was an easy decision to form an alliance for 2018,” said Bulldogs Intrust Super Premiership coach, Steve Georgallis.
“We have already had the opportunity to work with Cabramatta players and it was plain to see that they have been well prepared through the recent pre-season.
“We (the Bulldogs), have no doubt that any Bulldogs players sent to Cabramatta will be treated as well as if he were here with us.”
Despite the new connection, the Moorebank Rams side in the Sydney Shield will still form a key part of the Bulldogs junior development.
“This does not mean that the Bulldogs are abandoning our local clubs as we will still send our young local juniors to the Moorebank Sydney Shield team to gain the senior experience to develop their skills, further their careers and to further benefit everyone,” continued Georgallis.