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RISE Rugby League Development Program

2021 RISE Program Players applications are OPEN!

The RISE Program
aims to provide aspirational Junior Rugby League players with the opportunity to participate in a holistic development program. Interested participants will be required to complete an online application form. The RISE Program is open to all Junior Rugby League Participants who meet the following criteria*:

  • Aged 13-15 years old.
  • Currently registered to a Junior Rugby League Club.
  • Have been a Junior Rugby League player for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Have an aspiration in Rugby League.
  • Willing to work hard and commit to the entirety of the RISE program.
  • Willing to uphold the RISE Values.
    *This criterion is general. Please check your local program or email rise@nrl.com.au for more information.

Program Details & Locations

Cost: $150* (*final program fees for each location may be less depending on local sponsorship, association and club support)

Locations:  The 2021 RISE program will be run in multiple locations across South East Queensland, Central Queensland and North Queensland as well as Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide.

Player Accreditation

Participants will be able to attend the program for three consecutive years. In accordance with the Player Development Framework Foundation Principle, the program will encourage participants to contribute back to the game. Therefore, each year they will be required to complete an NRL accreditation course:

  • Year 1: F1 Referee Accreditation
  • Year 2: League Safe Accreditation
  • Year 3: Community Coach Accreditation

Participants who attend the program for three years will have obtained entry level accreditation in Refereeing, Sports Training and Coaching.

Reward & Recognition

  • BRONZE Certification: Participant completes one year of the program, attending a minimum of 80% of RISE Sessions and completes both pre-and post-Life-Fit assessments and F1 Referee Accreditation Course.
  • SILVER Certification: Participant completes second year of the program, attending a minimum of 80% of RISE Sessions and completes both pre-and post-Life-Fit assessments and League Safe Course.
  • GOLD Certification: Participant completes third year of the program, attending a minimum of 80% of RISE Sessions and completes both pre-and post-Life-Fit assessments and Community Coach Accreditation.

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