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Rugby league is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. Rugby league is an all-inclusive sport with opportunities for the whole family with organise program for juniors, youth, physical disabilities, men, women, social, universities, school, primary, college, learning disability, masters, touch, tag, sky try, and wheelchair.


The NRL and VSA are partnering in the delivery of a ground breaking program called Battlefields to Footy Fields. The program provides veterans the opportunity to:

  • Undertake a National Rugby League Officiating Course with built in Vocational Education & Training components
  • Initially referee rugby league matches in their local community while also
    providing pathways to the upper levels of officiating, including the professional ranks
  • Participate in coaching and/or mentoring to undertake accreditation courses to fulfil these roles
  • Become a valued team member
  • Earn additional income
  • Be supported through the journey by well-established officiating structures

As part of the program, the NRL will provide:

  • Uniforms
  • Insurance and association fees
  • Equipment
  • A mentor who will train and follow the referee as they move up the officiating rank

Download the Brochure here

To find how to get involved in one of the many opportunities in rugby league, get in contact with us today.