The NRL is pleased to offer a range of free Secondary School in-class maths resources to assist teachers to improve student engagement and learning through the use of real-world NRL based learning activities.
The NRL, in partnership with the various School Rugby League committees and School Sport bodies in each state offer quality, and professionally run one day and regular weekly competitions for Secondary Schools. These competitions provide schools with the opportunity to compete at skill appropriate levels be it locally via their district competition or nationally via the prestigious GIO Cup.
The NRL National Schoolboy Cup is unparalleled in Australian School Sport, providing schools from across the country to compete on the national stage against the very best. The NRL National Schoolboy Cup also underpins the game’s strong commitment to providing and supporting education outcomes for all students. In order to participate in the competition all students must achieve and maintain a minimum of 90% school attendance.
The NRL offer an extensive number of Secondary School Rugby League Gala Days across Australia regularly throughout the school year. These events allow students to participate in a fun, engaging and safe environment that is appropriate to their ability and experience in the game. For established Rugby League schools these 9-a-side events provide a great opportunity to play in a slightly different form to which they may be accustom and also allow schools who do not have the numbers to participate in full 13-a side competitions to still take part in Rugby League – many also offer both ‘Advanced’ and ‘Developing’ divisions so that schools can participate at a level appropriate to their needs.
Female participation is the fastest growing area of Rugby League. In recent seasons, the NRL has introduced a wide range of female-specific opportunities and pathways ranging from an introduction to the game in primary schools, right through to our world champion Jillaroos at the elite level. These programs include girls-only League Stars programs, in-school clinics and Come & Try events through to Gala Days and regular competitions.
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The NRL offers a range of Secondary School programs to help students meet curriculum needs through accredited courses. These programs are aimed at providing students with the opportunity to gain qualifications and experience in the numerous pathways available in the game. Students are provided with all of the necessary knowledge and skills required to try their hand at refereeing, coaching or sports first aid with no need for previous experience or involvement. These programs can be incorporated into a range of ACARA accredited Secondary School courses.
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 promote an introductory understanding of physical literacy. The program focuses on educating Australian teenagers about the importance of physical literacy for lifelong movement. The NRL LIFT program focuses on changing negative mindsets associated with physical activity in young teens. Shifting negative thoughts associated with physical activity goes a long way to promoting a healthy, happy and active life.
The NRL, in partnership with Binnacle Training are proud to offer Certificate II and III qualifications that provide a specific Rugby League focus. The course includes Level 1 and MGC coaching qualifications and sees students develop essential practical and theoretical skills such as communication and customer service in sport, using social media tools for participant engagement and managing conflict in a sporting environment. Additionally, students who successfully complete the Certificate II or Certificate III will gain 6 and 8 QCE credits respectively.
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