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Backyard League Programs



Backyard League is an exciting initiative introducing students to Rugby League in a safe, non-competitive and fun environment. The program equips students and teachers with the tools to play a version of our great game in any environment while delivering important education, health and welfare messages. Accredited and professional NRL staff will visit your school to deliver this exciting program to your students.

Your Backyard League lesson may be incorporated into your classroom timetable. Alternatively, we also offer schools the option to run a before or after school program for students. Programs can be conducted over five consecutive weeks or any alternative that is most convenient for you. The Backyard League program comprises your choice of 1, 3, or 5 lessons of 30-45 minutes with activities based on students’ age and ability. All activities are modified to encourage maximum involvement and enjoyment for all participants.

To make a booking for your school, please select the program that best suits (see table below) and contact your local NRL Game Development Officer or email:

To view the NRL Backyard League Matrix please click on the link below:

NRL BYL Matrix 2014



The Backyard League Infants Program uses story based learning to assist young students to grasp the skills and concepts of Rugby League. Lessons have been designed alongside the story and include fun evasion and skill development activities.

The three week program comprises modified, non-contact, safe and age appropriate activities that develop an understanding and love of Rugby League. Students meet the story’s characters “Red, “Bluey” and their friends on the farm who help them to grasp Rugby League concepts.

To view the story that goes along with the Backyard League Infants program please click below:

Bluey & Red Story


bluey and red