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2020 Winner and Finalists have been decided! Stay tuned for the official announcement, Wednesday 14 October.

Grassroots Club of the Year Award

Proudly supported by Your local club, the Grassroots Club of the Year is presented to a rugby league club that has fostered participation and enjoyment at all levels, has become an integral part of their community, and has shown innovation in administration. 

2020 Nominations now open to the public 

Do you know a local rugby league community hero?  We want to hear from you!

Nominations for the Kayo NRL Community Awards 2020 are now open, with fans of the game urged to send in their nomination for Volunteer of the Year.

The  Kayo NRL Community Awards 2020 is a significant opportunity for the game to honour some of the unsung heroes that quietly go about their business, making a significant and positive impact on the lives of locals and improving the game of rugby league.

In a year like no other and regardless of whether a ball has been kicked or a whistle blown, now is the time to call out those around you and nominate them for recognition for Grassroots Club of the Year.

It could be a a junior team that has adhered to COVID safe training to keep fit and motivated together or a club that’s fought against the odds to survive the devastating bushfires in the 2019/2020 off season…the awards this year take on a particularly special significance.

How to submit a nomination

Simply head to to complete a simple nomination form.

Entries are now open through to Friday 4 September. 

If you have any questions about the awards or nomination process, please email and a member of the NRL Community team will be in touch.

Don’t miss out on your chance to submit your nomination today!

2019 winner

Tathra Sea Eagles RLFC from Group 16 (Country Rugby League)

Elliott's junior club rebuilds from the bushfires

Check out the full story here.

2019 finalists

Greystanes Junior Rugby League Football Club (NSW Rugby League)

Atherton Roosters Rugby League Football Club (QRL Rugby League)

Karratha Junior Rugby League (NRL WA)