At Chasing Roos, all we want to do is see International Rugby League flourish and reach it’s full potential. We want to be able to give fans access to the largest range of International Rugby League merchandise the world has ever seen.
To help us achieve our goals and promote International Rugby League the best we can, we have the following mission statement which states our company’s aims and values:
CHASING ROOS MISSION STATEMENT
At Chasing Roos we want to stock the largest range of International Rugby League merchandise the world has ever seen.
We want to stock as many world ranked Rugby League nations as we can, ensuring that each nation gets a commission to help fund their domestic programs.
If a nation isn’t currently world ranked, we will only stock their merchandise if they have any of the following in place: Domestic competition, If no domestic competition; a localised board setup in the view of starting one, an expat team setup with the end goal to launch Rugby League in that particular nation.
We strictly will NOT stock any fictitious nations that don’t have any of these criteria in place and are just an idea in someone’s head. We want to provide commission to only the nations that have a professional setup and roadmap in place.
After nations, we aim to stock as many expansion club teams as possible that help increase the geographic footprint of Rugby League. Ie. Catalans Dragons, Kaiviti Silktails, North Wales Crusaders, NZ Warriors, PNG Hunters, Toronto Wolfpack, West Wales Raiders etc…
We will also expand into non Australian & UK domestic competitions such as teams from the French, NARL and Papua New Guinean elite competitions.
As we are a current sponsor of the Cardiff Dragons U/12s boys team, we will also look to stock Cardiff Dragons merchandise in our store and we will provide you with team results and updates during the 2022 season.
We will continue to provide sponsorship as much as possible to International Rugby League, with some proceeds of our sales.
We currently sponsor Brazil RL, Netherlands RL (national team & referees), donated to the Wests Warriors (London RL) to raise funds for a seriously injured player, providing 100 balls to developing International RL nations (10 balls each to 10 nations) and sponsor the Cardiff Dragons U/12s. We will add to our sponsorship portfolio in the coming months, only made possible due to sales from our wonderful customers who also share our vision of wanting to see International Rugby League flourish.
To help us meet our aims and values in our mission statement, we have enlisted five ambassadors for the following regions: Australia, France, New Zealand, North America and the UK. It gives us great pleasure to introduce our ambassadors:
AUSTRALIA – ANDREW VOSS
ANDREW VOSS is an Australian Rugby League commentator with Fox League. He is also the host of the popular radio program, Breakfast with Vossy on SEN. He has previously worked as a commentator for Sky, Channel 9 and has covered numerous International Rugby League matches, including World Cups.
FRANCE – RODOLPHE PIRES
RODOLPHE PIRES is a French Rugby League commentator with beIN SPORTS. Rodolphe alongside Louis Bonnery call all the NRL matches screened into France. If you have never heard the pair commentate on the NRL, it’s a MUST! They are some of the most passionate commentators you will ever listen to, even if you don’t understand French.
NEW ZEALAND – CRAIG NORENBERGS
CRAIG NORENBERGS is a much-travelled veteran Australian journalist and producer. He is currently living in New Zealand and working for Sky Sport, including producing the popular, “Warriors TV” program. It means the massive Canberra Raiders supporter has a soft spot for New Zealand Rugby League.
NORTH AMERICA – SHER & LIL
SHER & LIL are social media famous and rose to popularity as two enthusiastic Canadian girls who fell in love with Rugby League, due to the introduction of the Toronto Wolfpack. They have been promoting Rugby League in their fun, creative and unique way in North America ever since.
UNITED KINGDOM – WAYNE “WAGGATAURUS” GODWIN
WAYNE “WAGGATAURUS” GODWIN is a former professional Rugby League player in Super League who played hooker in the 2000s and 2010s. He had stints at Castleford, Wigan, Hull FC, Bradford and Salford in Super League, with a spell at Dewsbury in the Championship. Wayne made three appearances for England in 2004, amassing a total of 44 points! Waggataurus was also a popular TV personality after retiring, on Rugby AM.