PlayNRL Programs


NRL Backyard League is also available to your school via the Australian Sport's Commission Sporting Schools program.

The NRL Backyard League program can be delivered before/during/after school. There is also an option to request additional sessions through the on-line booking system.

NRL Backyard League is one of the most affordable Sporting Schools options available and are delivered by qualified NRL staff so a quality experience is assured.

When selecting NRL Backyard League to be delivered in your Sporting Schools program you will receive funding to support coach delivery costs, with Foundation - Year 2 students receiving a take home copy of the 1,2,3 Rugby League story book and a mini NRL Steeden football (via redemption). Year 3-6 students receive a Steeden NRL football (via redemption).                                                                                                                                                                       



The NRL League Integrated Fundamentals Training (LIFT) program has the intention of providing opportunities for our Junior High School students to participate in highly engaging and interesting physical movement patterns that promote an introductory understanding of physical literacy. Our program focuses on educating Australian teenagers about the importance of movement to enhance physical literacy.



The NRL offer a teacher delivered program as one of the package options when submitting a booking.

A teacher delivered program can be an option in the case that an NRL Game Development Officer cannot deliver your program or the teacher is confident with the delivery of rugby league and would like to deliver the program at their school.

This may be a particularly appealing option in those cases where the school have already had an NRL Game Development Officer at their school delivering Sporting Schools previously.

Teacher Delivered Program pack includes:

»             PlayNRL Activity Cards

»              20 x Coloured Bibs (mesh)

»              1 x Heavy Duty Ball Bag

»              10 Steeden Rugby League Footballs

»              1 x Whistle

»              20 x Markers

»              1 x PlayNRL Ambassador Shirt


Schools can also opt to order footballs for the group / class at an additional cost. For more information regarding Sporting Schools programs, please visit




There are various Backyard League Sporting School packages online to choose from when booking through the Sporting Schools online booking system. A summary of the programs and costs is included below:


School Programs

Cost to School

Additional Information

Backyard League In School Program

$60 per class / session

Total cost per class for a 5 session program is

$300 based on 30 students per class. Students in Foundation – Year 2 receive a Rugby League 1,2,3 story book and a soft Steeden Football*. Students in Years 3 – 6 receive a Steeden NRL football*. Additional sessions cost $60 per class / session

Backyard League Before / After School Program

$120 per class / session

Based on 30 participants, total cost to School for a 5 session program is $600. Please note additional charges apply for more than 30 students. All students will receive a Steeden NRL football*.

Backyard League In School Teacher delivered program

$320 resource kit. Optional for students to receive a Steeden NRL football at $200 per group (30 students)

Teachers Resource kit includes:

Play NRL activity cards

20 x coloured bibs (mesh)

1 x heavy duty ball carry bag

10 x steeden NRL mod league footballs 1 x whistle

20 x markers

PlayNRL ambassador shirt

                                                                                                                                    *via redemption



All Australian primary Schools can register at to be involved in this exciting new program to get kids:



  1. Create a member account via the Sporting Schools website and activate your account.
  2. Register your school via your Sporting Schools account and include the Principals’ details and a coordinator’s contact details to start receiving information.
  3. Apply for a Program Delivery Grant by logging in to your Sporting Schools account and going to the Grant Applications tab.



»             Access to annual funding to provide up to three terms of sport-based activity for children

»              Quality online sporting resources and lesson plans

»             Opportunities for schools to decide when sport activities are run — before, during or after school

»             Connection with the Playing for Life philosophy, where children are encouraged to have fun by focusing on ‘skills not drills’

»             Professional development opportunities for all coaches

»             Stronger links between children and local sporting clubs


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