WORLD CHAMPIONS, Australian Universities will take on the Australian Wheelchair Rugby League team in an exhibition game to promote Rugby League as an inclusive sport.

The match will be played as part of the Return 2 Sport Expo at the State Sports Centre, Olympic Park on Thursday 10th October.

Media and members of the public are welcome to attend the event.
Both Australian teams competed in this year’s Festival of World Cups, staged in England.
The Australian Universities team finished in first place while the Australian Wheelchair team, in fourth.
During the World Cup, the two Australian teams attended matches in support of each other.
The Return 2 Sport expo is an event showcasing a wide range of sports for people with a disability.

Location: State Sports Centre, Olympic Park Sydney
Date: Thursday 10th October 2013
Time: 6:30pm Australian Wheelchair RL v Australian Universities RL
5:30pm Wheelchair Rugby League demonstration
6:00pm Rugby League for ALL game
Contact: Laurie Lawira, 0407 202 913, Laurie@wrlaustralia.com.au

Wheelchair Rugby League Australia is the body that governs the sport of Wheelchair Rugby League in Australia. It is officially affiliated with the National Rugby League Commission.

For more information on the sport or the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup, please contact Laurie Lawira on laurie@wrlaustralia.com.au or 0407 202 913.

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Bellevue Hill PS Fete

As September rolls along and fete season is in full swing, the NRL and Sydney Roosters Community team were there to help one of their local schools in the heart of Eastern Suburbs.

The fete consisted of many different fun activities and plenty of great food stalls.

Tata Moga and Jack Bosden helped with the Sydney Roosters pass the ball board. The children thought one dollar for five passes was a bargain fund raiser with many students walking away with a Sydney Roosters poster and NRL pencil cases plus bonus prizes for the most accurate passers.

The students loved having the players there to help assist this great event. The fete was very successful with more students pledging their allegiance to the Sydney Roosters during their finals campaign. The work the Roosters have done in the community in 2013 sees them as one of the leading Sydney NRL clubs both on and off the field.



Experience the excitement of Grand Final week firsthand. You will have the chance to run out on-field at ANZ Stadium, complete a lap of honour with the Telstra Premiership Trophy, take part in a Backyard League Junior Clinic, spend time with the One Community Ambassadors and meet some of the current players in the Game!



Friday 4 October 2013


Cathy Freeman Park
Olympic Boulevard
Sydney Olympic Park,




$40.00 Per Person (The price includes all activities, lunch and a Fun Day pack)

To register for the clinic please click HERE


All enquiries should be directed to grandfinalfunday@nrl.com.au



The 2013 Sydney Restricted Weight competition was recently hosted by the Botany Rams and La Perouse United with eighteen teams weighing in for the under 12′s and under 14′s divisions – playing League 9′s rules. The under 12′s had to hit the scales at 55kg’s or under and the under 14′s had a 65kg limit.

Teams from Penrith, Parramatta, Western Suburbs, Cronulla, Eastern Suburbs and South Sydney played a minimum of three games each before progressing into the elimination matches. Yarrawarrah Tigers were victorious in U12s plate division defeating the South Eastern All Stars in the final with teams from North Sydney, Coogee Dolphins, St. Marys, Como, Taren Point, Eagle Vale, St. Andrews, Maroubra and Kellyville all demonstrating great skill in the round matches . Alexandria Rovers took the title in the 12′s open division defeating Winston Hills in a very close final only decided by a side line drop kick conversion from the Rovers.

In the U14′s, Chifley Meerkats and St. Charles led the way during the round games with Botany Rams and North Sydney also playing entertaining football, but it was the Redfern All Blacks who went through the knock out matches undefeated to take the trophy.



This was a great opportunity to showcase the quality program that is Coles Backyard League (BYL). With the outstanding support of the Marymount Primary staff lead by Tony Barron and Greg Casey, it was a chance to run this great program on a “Marymount scale”.

In the weeks leading up, the classes were put through their paces doing the basics of the game and getting ready for the final weeks where the students would use the Coles BYL Matrix to select the rules and play options that they wanted.

During this selection process it was great to see the young leaders of the groups putting their hands up to assist the class and others to get the games started and running smoothly.

The children were in for a treat during the morning sessions when Gold Coast Titan Mark Ioane made his way around the classes watching and mostly getting in and playing with the children. It was great that Mark made the effort to attend as the Titans season has officially ended and he is on holidays. Well done Titans!

This final session was an absolute joy for staff as they watched the children play and enjoy their games all day. Once the lunch break was over, the excitement grew even higher as the students were starting to assemble on the oval with the Primary teaching staff. This was the moment where the NRL Management Staff, Titans and Coles representatives were on hand to thank the school, staff and students for being involved with this massive program.

We must thank everyone at the school who made the effort to assist with this program. We would also like to thank Jo from Coles who was there to witness the fun and excitement their support is giving so many children around the country. With Coles sponsoring this NRL program it allows us to leave the children with a great souvenir of their rugby league experience.

This was a massive effort from all involved and I am sure we will be looking to eclipse this total of 23 classes and 650 students when the time arises.

Junior League

Come down to Blacktown International Sports park and join our NRL team and take part in Rugby League Clinics 2:00pm tomorrow at Blacktown City ‘Family SportsFest’s’ 10th Birthday Sportacular.

Time:    2:00pm

What:   Rugby League Skills Clinics

Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Eastern Rd,
Rooty Hill NSW 2766


A stunning 28-4 win by Keebra Park State High School over Patrician Brothers Blacktown at WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah has drawn the 2013 GIO Schoolboy Cup to a close for another year.

In the state of origin style clash, 2012 champions Patrician Brothers were no match for the Queenslanders from Keebra Park on the Gold Coast.

“We worked so hard all year for just 60 minutes of footy,” Keebra Park captain Lamar Manuel-Liolevave said.

“I’m just happy we came out with the result in the end.”

The win topped off Keebra Park’s successful year, with the schoolboy’s rugby league side winning all four Queensland schoolboy titles and a national championship.

A brilliant performance by five-eight Te-Marie Martin, scoring one try and setting up several others, saw him awarded with the GIO Most Trusted Player of the grand final match alongside teammate and centre Marion Seve who was awarded the Peter Sterling Player of the Year medal.

Patrician Brother’s Blacktown dug deep in front of a large supportive home crowd but were just unable to break the defensive line of their opponents.

Sione Tonga, Co-Captain of the Patrician Brother’s side said today just wasn’t their day.

“I’m pretty disappointed”, Tonga said.

“We know we put a lot effort out there, we done our best so that’s all we can ask for”

“They just wanted it more than us.”

With both teams losing many of their players in year 12, both captains, Manuel-Liolevave and Tonga, agreed that today wasn’t all about winning but giving the younger players valuable football experience for next year and beyond.

“As naming rights partner of the GIO Schoolboy Cup, GIO congratulates Keebra Park on taking out the premier Schoolboy rugby league competition in Australia,” Marketing Advisor – GIO Agents & Sponsorship’s, Mark Condon said.

“GIO is a proud partner of NSW Rugby League and our association stretches from the Schoolboy Cup, to the City Origin side and the NSW Blues. We look forward to seeing some of the players here today following that pathway.”

KEEBRA PARK SH 28 (Watson Heleta 2 tries, Talor Walters, Marion Seve and Te-Marie Martin; Jamiam Iroa 4/5 goals) def PATRICIAN BROTHER’S BLACKTOWN 4 (Robert Jennings).

GIO Most Trusted Player of the Match: Te-Marie Martin – Keebra Park No# 6

Peter Sterling Player of the Year Medal: Marion Seve – Keebra Park No# 3



The National Rugby League Game Development Unit in conjunction with Coles are giving 200 boys and girls the exciting opportunity to participate in a Coles Super Clinic.

The Coles Super clinic will be held Ipswich (Strictly limited to 200 participants)

Children will participate in fun Rugby League activities and games. Each child will receive a Coles Super Clinic pack including a NRL football, boot carry bag, water bottle and lunch box. Lunch will also be provided. Places are available for boys and girls aged 5 – 12 years.


Date: Sunday 29th September 2013

Location: Len Johnson Oval (Nth Ipswich Reserve)

Time: 10am – 11.30am (Registration starts at 9.30am)

Cost: ***FREE***

REGISTER NOW: https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?aID=17136&formID=33835

Contact: Lane Bird

Phone: 0408 069 914



As a part of the 2013 campaign, over 44 clubs and four schools were hand-picked by the NRL Game Development Staff from across Queensland to play at halftime of the Broncos home games in HART Sport mini-league. Of the 44 clubs rewarded this year for their efforts, 16 clubs were from rural Queensland and the remaining clubs were local Brisbane Clubs or Broncos Affiliated Junior Clubs.

There were many memorable Mini League moments in 2013, here’s some to share:

Round 10 – Women in League Round: Broncos extended an invitation to two local schoolgirl’s teams to play at half time. With the inspiration of the crowd and the raw talent of Girls Rugby League on show, it certainly kept the Broncos crowd on their toes during halftime.

Round 22 – Premier sponsor of the Brisbane Broncos, Arrow Energy showed their generosity and support of Junior League in rural Queensland by making it possible for clubs from Chinchilla JRLFC, Miles JRLFC and Moranbah JRLFC to participate at half-time. Arrow made it possible for these kids with some driving over 12 hours to be part of the action.

Round 23 – Close the Gap Round – Deadly Choices and the Brisbane Broncos joined forces to give a special opportunity to four clubs from highly indigenous populated areas across Queensland to participate at Half time of the Broncos v Eels game. Clubs from Cherbourg, Wondai, North Ipswich and Redbank Plains turned up the heat at halftime.

Round 26 – this round was focused on supporting and rewarding the Junior League Club affected by the floods earlier this year. Teams from Bundaberg and Laidley made the trip to Suncorp Stadium and were mesmerised by the opportunity to play on Suncorp Stadium in front of a overwhelmed Broncos crowd.

We congratulate and thank all Junior Rugby League Clubs involved in this year’s HART Sport Halftime Mini League. To find out how your local Junior Rugby League club can have the same opportunity in 2014, please contact Sarah Walker on 0411 159 463 or swalker@nrl.com.au


The National Rugby League Game Development Unit in conjunction with Coles are giving 600 boys and girls the exciting opportunity to participate in one of three Coles Super Clinic.
Coles Super clinics will be held in Nowra, Wagga Wagga and Maitland. (Strictly limited to 200 participants per clinic.)

Children will participate in fun Rugby League activities and games.

Each child will receive a Coles Super Clinic pack including a NRL football, boot carry bag, water bottle and lunch box. Lunch will also be provided.

Places are available for boys and girls aged 5 – 12 years.



Date: Wednesday 25th September 2013

Location: Nowra Showground

Address: 6 – 10 West Street, Nowra

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: ***FREE***

REGISTER NOW: https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?aID=17136&formID=33835

Contact: Dean Whymark

Phone: 0411 159 456




Date: Wednesday 25th September 2013

Location: Bolton Park

Address: Sturt Highway, Wagga Wagga

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: ***FREE***

REGISTER NOW: https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?aID=17136&formID=33835

Contact: Adam Perry

Phone: 0429 455 490



Date: Wednesday 25th September 2013

Location: Maitland Sports Ground

Address: Raglan Street (Off High Street), Maitland

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: ***FREE***

REGISTER NOW: https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?aID=17136&formID=33835

Contact: Kacey Drummond

Phone: 0409 069 785