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The NRL supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people and are vocal supporters of eliminating discrimination against LGBTI people both on and off the field.

The NRL is a game for all. We have internal and external contacts who are available to confidentially support LGBTQ people within our sport.

Beau Newell
Pride in Sport National Manager


NRL People and Culture Team

Cara Stagg

Elke Pankhurst


NRL Expert Partners

Headspace Out-Spoken
Helping young people from the LGBTIQA+ community all over Australia get support with mental health and wellbeing. Know that headspace is a safe space for you to talk about everything you’re going through.

Acon Pride Counselling
Acon Pride Counselling is ACON’s LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming counselling service. Anyone from our communities in NSW can self-refer to the service, and there are a range of ways to reduce out-of-pocket costs.

QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTIQ+ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

Please download our LGBTI Fact Sheet for further information.

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.