Nominations open for Young Person of the Year
The Young Person of the Year award is presented to a young person (aged 12–24) who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the NRL's mission of using rugby league to bring people together to enrich their lives
Nominations open for Women in League award
The Women In League award is presented to someone who has acted as an exceptional advocate for the advancement and opportunity of women in rugby league. The winner's unique contributions will have raised awareness of women's involvement in rugby league, and will have played an active role in encouraging more girls and women to participate in the game.
Nominations open for community Club of the Year
The 2021 NRL Community Awards will see the community rugby league Club of the Year award presented to a rugby league club that enhanced participation and enjoyment of rugby league within their club. The award is given to a club recognised as going above and beyond to make a positive impact in their community
Rugby league heroes to be recognised in 2021 NRL Community Awards
The NRL Community Awards 2021 is a significant opportunity for the game to honour some of the unsung heroes that quietly go about their business, making a significant and positive impact in their community and improving the game of rugby league
Tongue delivers Voice Against Violence program to Indie School in Wagga
Raiders legend Alan Tongue delivered his voice against violence program to students at Indie School in Wagga Wagga as part of the Raiders visit to the region. Alan is also an ambassador for the Wagga Wagga 'We Do Respect' campaign.
The history of Hi-vis and the Knights
Former Newcastle Knights captain Kurt Gidley tells his story about growing up with father who worked in the mining industry and why the Hi-vis round is important for the Hunter Valley community
Robinson urges fans to support Masoe
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has joined with the Men of League foundation CEO Stephen Lowndes, Tom Symonds and Alex McKinnon to urge fans in the UK and Australia to help support Mose Masoe in his recovery from a spinal injury
Wayne Pearce: My rugby league story
ARL Commissioner Wayne Pearce's journey to success began with Balmain Police Boys when a family tragedy showed him rugby league was more than a game. Register for club rugby league tackle or tag today at playrugbyleague.com
All Stars Edition – Episode 6
Josh Addo-Carr and Shaylee Bent joined us on our sixth edition of our online Yarning Circle to talk about their journey playing football and what All Stars week means to them
2021 Road to Regions: Cairns
Take a look behind the scenes of Your local club Road to Regions in Cairns, North Queensland. Road to Regions aims to empower rugby league communities in regional and remote areas, by providing our fans the opportunity to meet players and take part in the NRL League Stars Inspire Health and Wellbeing program.
2021 Road to Regions: Griffith
Take a look behind the scenes of Your local club Road to Regions in Griffith. Road to Regions aims to empower rugby league communities in regional and remote areas, by providing our fans the opportunity to meet players and take part in the NRL League Stars Inspire Health and Wellbeing program
Rob Collins – Episode 5
Rob Collins joined us on our fifth edition of our online Yarning Circle to share his journey on his career
How School to Work yarning circles are inspiring Indigenous kids
Indigenous pathways manager Dean Widders, Indigenous women’s All Stars centre Shaylee Bent and Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr join students online for a yarning circle as part of the NRL’s School to Work program
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Hogs for the Homeless tour to focus on mental health
NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler and Gus Worland, founder of Gotcha4life Mental Health Foundation will team up on the Hogs for Homeless tour to begin a conversation about mental health
Don't stay on the sideline, convert downtime into mate time
If 2020 has shown us anything, it's the importance of supporting one another. With mental illness affecting one in two Australians, it's never been more important to convert down-time into mate-time. It’s as simple as texting a family member before kick-off, or checking in with a mate while you do the laundry. Whatever down-time looks like for you, remember your small talk can have a big impact. #NRLStateofMind
2020 Ken Stephen Medallist – Connor Watson
Sparked by losing his 17-year-old cousin Parker to suicide, Newcastle Knights utility Connor Watson, his parents Mark and Jodie and their Cultural Choice Association (CCA) have worked to make Boots for Brighter Futures a hallmark of Indigenous Round and a catalyst for important conversations in the Indigenous and broader community. The Ken Stephen Medal is proudly supported by My Property Consultants.
2020 Veronica White Medallist – Georgia Hale
A champion sportswoman who has represented her country in four sports, Warriors captain Georgia Hale was named the 2020 Young New Zealander of the Year on account of her exceptional off-field work. Hale routinely visits schools and has dedicated herself to helping children, rural communities, the intellectually disabled and a wide range of charities. The Veronica White Medal is proudly supported by Apprenticeship Careers Australia
Hale and Watson rewarded for work in community
Georgia Hale and Connor Watson are awarded the Veronica White and Ken Stephan medals on field
Joseph Chidiac named 2020 National Volunteer of the Year
Proudly supported by Kayo, Volunteer of the Year, Mr Chidiac, a board member of Wheelchair Rugby League, has devoted 25 years to the game, in particular creating and growing Wheelchair Rugby League competitions. He was a driving force in establishing Wheelchair Rugby League competitions initially in NSW followed by Queensland and now the Northern Territory.