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Help children discover their love of reading with Rugby League Reads.

Help children discover their love of reading with Rugby League Reads – a rugby league themed magazine for children. 

Rugby League Reads aims to engage young readers ages 7+, in particular those who may be reluctant readers. It teaches young people about the importance of reading as a life skill, as well as showcasing how enjoyable reading for pleasure can be. 

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Each of the 16 NRL clubs features a Reading Captain where the player promotes and encourages reading.

The accompanying versatile teacher resources provide a tool for educators who wish to use the profile of the NRL, and its players, to create excitement and interest in their classrooms. 

These 16 texts may be used in reading sessions with students and during specific writing lessons as examples of text types or as models of relevant grammar used in context. 

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Introductory offer of $6.95 per magazine or $54.95 for a classroom set of 25 (including a teacher's resource). Please note prices do not include postage and handling.

The NRL Community Strategy has three main pillars of focus; Respect, Learn and Health. Rugby League Reads is a key resource within the Learn portfolio and signifies the NRL's commitment to help increase the educational opportunities for members of the Rugby League family and the broader community. 

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Reading Captain:


Lachlan Maranta


Luke Bateman


Josh Jackson


Junior Roqica


Agnatius Paasi


Lewis Brown


Dale Finucane


Robbie Rochow


John Asiata


David Gower


Leilani Latu


Kyle Turner


Tyson Frizell


Kane Evans


Ben Henry


Luke Brooks


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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.

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