In League In Harmony


Haloing its focus on respect, responsibility and inclusiveness, the NRL's In League In Harmony (ILIH) program aims to promote social cohesion by addressing issues such as social disengagement, racism, gender inequality and bullying; empowering youth to be agents of change for a more cohesive society.

Involvement in Rugby League provides opportunities for the youth to develop social skills in addition to the fundamental playing elements. By being a part of the program our participants are empowered to acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate the diversity amongst their peers and the wider community. The program unites the youth to explore how their similarities and differences provide opportunities for them to move forward together in harmony.

This is achieved through theory and practical based activities which have been designed around the NRL’s values of Excellence, Inclusiveness, Courage and Teamwork. Through these learning experiences, the participants will have a greater capacity to contribute positively to a more socially cohesive society.

The program is delivered over a period of six (6) school based sessions which then culminates in a celebratory Harmony Festival Gala Day. In League In Harmony ‘s delivery method is a non-formal educational approach. It is achieved by using Rugby League as the vehicle to educate key competencies of individuals and groups in order to contribute to personal developmentand sustainable social change.


School activity 1:
Coaches Talk (45mins – 1 hour)
A series (6 sessions) of social cohesion theme based activities conducted by our education officers and NRL Ambassadors. Each student is provided an activity handbook

School activity 2:
Training session (60 mins)                                                                                                                                                                   Rugby League skillssessions tailored for those new to Rugby League and the experienced. We see movement as an educational tool not only to teach the students the fundamental movement skills of Rugby League, but also promote key messages such as positive communication, teamwork, courage and preparation.

Important to note that there will is no tackling in the program, but modified League Tag and NRl Touch Football.

Activity 3:
Harmony Celebration Gala Day
The In League In Harmony Celebratory Gala Day will be conducted in the 7th week of the program at a central location for all schools involved in the program for that school term, to celebrate their newly learnt knowledge and skills from over the 6 weeks. 

Presentations: Students are presented with participation awards for showcasing positive attitudes and leadership qualities throughout the 6 sessions in their schools.


For expressions of interest and/or further information contact NRL Respect: