Friday, 10 July 2009

Brumbies to take on football? Good enough for Melbourne

The news that Melbourne Victory are set to bid for a Super 15 Rugby Union licence makes so much sense to me.

AFL and Football should create two teams, one club in West Sydney, and of course the Brumbies one of the countries smartest business teams are missing a huge opportunity by not bidding for the A-League4Canberra licence. Probably too late!

Economies of scale, access to the 17,000 footballers and their parents, health benefits for kids playing both games, and further benefits and access to sponsors...across a broader region, not to mention further enhancement of their great brand.

Of course the diehards in both codes won't have a bar of it, but really it makes so much sense....and would the Canberra Raiders wondering wouldn't it.

Nothing against the Raiders, just think the Brumbies with their international exposure would be the better fit, and benefit football most.

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