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Focus Area Topic Institution  Chief Investigator
Elite Female The inaugural 2018 Women’s Premiership: Capturing the experiences of players and clubs UTS Taylor
Grassroots Participation Creating a thriving community for young people through junior Rugby League UQ Mallett
Grassroots Participation Mitigating the impacts of Relative Age Effect in junior Rugby League: Evaluating an intervention UQ Crudgington
Pathways Pathways Exploring athlete pathways: players, barriers and facilitators of talent development with RL in NZ Warriors, USYD Cupples
Pathways Wellbeing Rugby League Transition and Retention at elite Junior pathways Titans Cross
Pathways Workload Training load and adolescent well-being: A comparative analysis of participation and High Performance Rugby League players QUT Wharton

Nominated Areas / Topics for research applications for 2019

  1. Participation and game development: Relative Age Effect and Birthplace Effect – recommendations and interventions to counter its impact upon participation in Rugby League
  2. Talent development pathways: Perspectives on constraints, barriers and facilitators of talent development with NZ Rugby League
  3. Participation: Multicultural engagement and/coaching and CALD communities
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.