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Player Development Framework

What is it?

What is the Player Development Framework (PDF)?

It is a game-wide project that was undertaken to address concerns around emerging trends in participation. The initiatives associated with the Framework focus on the optimal delivery of Rugby League to participants based on their age, stage of development, skill level and aspiration and is grounded in evidenced based research.

Primary Objectives

By achieving these three primary objectives, the game will deliver an optimal Rugby League environment that affords all Australians the opportunity to play Rugby League regardless of their age, skill or aspiration.

Inside the Framework

Inside the Framework

Learn more about the main objectives and principles of the Player Development Framework.

Want to know more?

With our objectives in mind, as well as our findings from extensive research we established a set of guiding principles that led to the development of a series of exciting new programs and initiatives.

Frequently Asked Questions


The Player Development Framework covers almost all basis of the Rugby League experience so you may have some questions of things we haven't covered specifically.



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