Founded in 1947, the Como Jannali Junior Rugby League Football Club has a rich history and is proudly supported by its loyal community.
The first mention of a Como-Jannali Rugby League Club was in late 1946, when four players from Como were playing with Oatley A-Grade.
One Saturday, these four players were having a training run at Como flat, when several players of about C-Grade age asked them to form a club at Como.
Early in 1947, they were informed that a meeting would be held at the Como School of Arts to consider forming a club. From these humble beginnings, the seeds were sown that would help form the great club that is today.
Our Como Crocs brand new state-of-the-art clubhouse and home ground is located at the picturesque Scylla Bay Oval at Como, opposite the Historic Como Hotel.
We are well known as a “family” club with a long and proud history. Established in 1947, Como Jannali JRLFC is more than a football club. We pride ourselves on being a community minded organisation that strives to set ourselves apart from any other by delivering programs and products for both on and off the field. We are committed to building confidence, mateship, loyalty and life skills for all our members. We recognise our important role in the health and wellbeing of our members and leadership role in the wider community.
In 2019 we have achieved several significant milestones, including a prestigious nomination for NSWRL Grassroots Club of the Year and awarded the 2019 CSDJRL Club of the Year.
We are extremely proud to have been accepted as one of only 19 clubs in NSW for NSWRL Blue Shield accreditation (and the only in the Sutherland Shire) in demonstrating the willingness and capacity to run a quality community sporting club. Blue Shield is a recognition and development program created to assist Junior Rugby League Clubs with the management and improvement of their Clubs.
We have met the performance criteria across six key areas:
- Governance & Accreditation
- Media & Marketing
- Community & Welfare
- On-Field (Football Operations)
A major initiative we have delivered in 2019 is our exclusive Mates 4 MENtal Health program. Research reveals that 6 men commit suicide every day and as a Club we have identified the opportunity work within our community to educate, inform and support those men suffering with mental health issues, so as to make a difference.
If you are thinking about playing footy, or you are a parent looking for a club for your child to play with, come to Como. Qualified coaching staff and trainers ensure that not only does your child develop their rugby league skills in a safe and friendly environment, but they have a great time as well.
The Crocs were awarded Junior Club Champions for 2013 and again in 2014 in the Cronulla Sutherland District Competition, the second and third time since its inception. This is an award that everyone in the club is extremely proud of.
We have had enviable success over the years and have been the breeding ground for many players in the local representative teams, NRL and the international arena.
Past First Grade players include Nathan Green, Rod Coates, Rhys Lovegrove, Mark Lennon (International), Sam Isemonger, Rowland Beckett, Cliff Lyons, Josh and Brett Morris, Steve Rogers, Steve Kneen, Gary Stares, Paul Lennon and Chris Wellman.
We are now commonly known as the “Como Crocs”.