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Rugby League

NRL offers Sporting Schools participants the NRL Sporting Schools program for primary schools and the NRL LIFT for secondary schools.

NRL programs are aligned to the Health & Physical Education Australian Curriculum and include an assessment checklist linked to the movement and physical activity content descriptions. These tools are designed to help teachers assess student learning throughout the units and maintain records for student reporting.

As a PE Teacher working in a rural school, it is great to have something like Rugby League visit to allow our kids the chance to learn some new skills from a sport they are interested in. Both the students and I had a great time and it was fantastic to see so many students having a go.”

J. Randall, PE Teacher, Queenstown Tasmania

NRL Primary schools program

The Foundation - Year 2 

The NRL Sporting Schools program is designed to teach students the basic skills and concepts of rugby league in a non-contact, safe environment. Lessons have been developed to include action packed game-based activities that build on fundamental movement skills, are fun and engaging, while promoting the benefits of being physically active and enjoying learning new skills with classmates and friends.

The Year 3 - Year 6 program

Developed in partnership with Dr Greg Forrest from the University of Wollongong, this program is underpinned by an innovative games and sports teaching approach in a non-contact, safe environment. The program aims to improve students game sense and focuses on further development of fundamental movement skills, teamwork while being inclusive, safe, and fun.

NRL League Integrated Fundamentals Training (LIFT)

The NRL League Integrated Fundamentals Training (LIFT)

The NRL League Integrated Fundamentals Training (LIFT) program provides opportunities for year 7 and 8 students to participate in highly engaging physical movement activities that are fun, safe and engaging. The program focuses on educating Australian teenagers about the importance of being physically active for lifelong health and wellbeing.

Equipment

Schools have the option to order an NRL School Equipment Pack (packs for Primary and Secondary detailed below). The pack includes equipment to help deliver sessions as part of your Health & Physical Education or sport programs.

Equipment kits can be purchased through the Sporting Schools booking system as add-ons or through the NRL online shop.

Get your students active with this Rugby League kit that allows you to participate in all the skills. Additionally, teachers will receive a free Community Coach online training module.

Pack includes:

  • 2x backpack
  • 1 x hand pump
  • 1 x stopwatch
  • 40 x markers
  • 1 x holder for Markers
  • 1 x whistle
  • 20 x footballs
  • 3 x mesh bags

Get your students active with this Rugby League kit that allows you to participate in all the skills. Additionally, teachers will receive a free Community Coach online training module.

Pack includes:
  • 1 x agility pole kits (10 pack)
  • 2 x speed ropes
  • 60 x markers
  • 2 x holder for markers
  • 2 x backpack
  • 2 x hand pumps
  • 25 x footballs
  • 1 x training hurdles mixed pack
  • 1 x obstacle Tunnel
  • 1 x whistle
  • 6 x mesh bags

Get your students active with this Rugby League kit that allows you to participate in all the skills. Additionally, teachers will receive a free Community Coach online training module. equipment

Pack includes:

  • activity cards (via online link)
  • 20 x coloured bibs
  • 3 x mesh bags
  • 20 x Steeden footballs (Mod Size 4)
  • 1 x whistle
  • 20 x markers

Please note that this equipment pack is currently unavailable.

Get your students active with this Rugby League kit that allows you to participate in all the skills. Additionally, teachers will receive a free Community Coach online training module. equipment

  • 40 x markers
  • 10 x fluro training bibs
  • 30 x training balls (Mod Size 4)
  • 1 x agility pole kits (10 pack)
  • 2 x training hurdles mixed pack
  • 1 x whistle
  • 1 x hand pump
  • 3 x mesh bags
Teachers

Teachers can deliver NRL Sporting Schools program by meeting the requirements below.

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • A coaching qualification may be necessary in some regions
  • Contact your local NRL Game Development Officer
Coaches

To become a coach and deliver rugby league in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check for relevant State
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • NRL Coaching Qualification (relevant to age group) and
  • Approval from your local NRL Game Development Officer and Regional Manager.

NRL coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and do not require external coaching providers (unless deemed necessary for the region). For further information please contact NRL.

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which NRL is one.

NRL coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and does not require external coaching providers (unless deemed necessary for the region). For further information please contact NRL.

NRL Resources

Primary School Resource

This resource will provide teachers with a series of exciting of activities that introduce students to the game of Rugby League in a safe, non-competitive and fun environment.

All activities are developed according to an age-appropriate learning approach that is specifically designed to meet the need of the Foundation - Year 2, Year 3 - Year 4 and Year 5 - Year 6 phases of learning.

Additionally, the resource provides detailed unit plans that outline Australian Curriculum Links, Achievement Standards, Focus Areas and Curriculum Content Descriptions for each activity.

LIFT (Secondary School) Resource

This resource will provide Secondary School teachers with the physical literacy activities developed specially for this program.

Download LIFT (Secondary School) resource

Contact

NSW/ACT
Sydney South / East
Contact: Adam Hellyer
Email: ahellyer@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 411 159 277
Sydney North
Contact: Samantha Redman
Email: Sredman@nrl.com.au
Phone: 0419 790 735
Sydney - Penrith
Contact: David Bayssari
Email: dbayssari@nrl.com.au
Phone: 0419 100 109
Sydney – Canterbury / Campbelltown
Contact: Kurt Mangan
Email: kmangan@nrl.com.au
Phone: 0412 457 082
Sydney – Parramatta
Contact: Marshall Boyd 
Email: mboyd@nrl.com.au
Phone: 0487 772 263
South West / Western NSW 
Contact: James Smart
Email: jsmart@nrl.com.au
Phone: 0411 159 390
Central Coast, Hunter & North West
Contact: Dean Bosnich
Email: dbosnich@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 427 165 910
Northern
Contact: Wayde Kelly
Email: wkelly@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 449 574 324
Southern
Contact: Matthew O'Brien
Email: mobrien@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 427 165 910ACT
ACT
Contact: Aaron Peat
Email: apeat@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 411 159 305
NT
Northern Territory
Contact: Darren Manaway
Email: dmanaway@nrl.com.au
Phone: 0402 258 272
QLD
South East
Contact: Sarah Walker
Email: swalker@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 411 159 463
Central
Contact: Richard Dugdale
Email: rdugdale@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 409 069 437
Northern
Contact: Renae Kunst
Email: rkunst@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 417 068 132
 
SA
South Australia
Contact: Kelly Rourke
Email: krourke@nrl.com.au
Phone: 0438 757 284
TAS
Tasmania
Contact: Brent Silva
Email: bsilva@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 467 556 770
VIC
Victoria
Contact: Ben Jack
Email: bjack@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 408 069 172
WA
Western Australia
Contact: Gus Marshall
Email: gmarshall@nrl.com.au
Phone: +61 419 263 716

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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