Strategic Plan 2018-22

The NRL Strategic Plan for 2018-22 provides a blueprint to establish the game's long-term future.

NRL will work with the State Leagues and Clubs to ensure there are various forms of the game – contact and non-contact – for boys and girls who want to play Rugby League.

Some of the other key elements of the Strategic Plan include:

  • The women's game – the first NRL Holden Women's Premiership, will be contested in 2018. The Premiership will feature four teams in the first year – the Broncos, Dragons, Roosters and Warriors.
  • Stadia – new stadia are already being built at Parramatta and Townsville and the NRL has a Memorandum of Understanding with the New South Wales Government for new venues at Sydney Olympic Park and Moore Park.
  • Expansion – the NRL has put expansion back on the table, with the new State Cup competitions providing a pathway for clubs seeking to be part of the NRL in the long-term. It will be open for teams from areas such as Perth, Country New South Wales, New Zealand and Ipswich.
  • The Immortals concept has been revived with up to two new selections later this year. The NRL will also revive the Hall of Fame concept.

Download the NRL Strategic Plan (pdf) to learn more about the vision for the game for 2018-22.