Change Shute Shield Rugby Colts from U20 to U21

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Shute Shield Colts is currently U20 giving players two years before they take the step up to open age men's rugby. Sadly many young players either switch to suburban rugby Colts or quit our game altogether after two short years due to lack of physical development. 

Extending it from U20 to U21 (as in NZ and suburban rugby) would have several positive effects:

1. Help keep players in our competition and our game at a time when Rugby is fighting for survival

2. Alleviate safety concerns by giving players longer to develop physically

3. Help Colts player numbers in Western Sydney where Colts teams have had to forfeit matches in recent times due to lack of numbers

4. By strengthening the Colts competition, this would create a better proving ground for grade and indeed Australia U20s