New Zealand Rugby League is the National Sports Organisation responsible for rugby league from grassroots to Kiwis.

New Zealand Rugby League is a not-for-profit national sports organisation charged with the growth,
development and delivery of the game of rugby league in New Zealand.

Our values are integrity, respect, leadership, courage and passion.

In addition to the New Zealand Kiwis, the New Zealand national men’s team, the Kiwi Ferns,
the women’s national team and the Junior Kiwis, NZRL manages a number of elite youth teams
including the NZ 16s, NZ 18s, the Taurahere and National Secondary Schools.

NZRL delivers a number of annual tournaments including the award winning National Secondary Schools tournament, the National Women’s and Youth tournaments and at Premier Grade the National Premiership and National Championship.

NZRL has a ‘more than a game’ philosophy and sees sport as a way to bring people together and
improve their lives by talking to them in a language they understand, with the aim of delivering better outcomes for the wider community. This includes running playgroups for 0-5s in clubrooms during the week, partnering with government agencies and local organisations to deliver relevant social programmes around NZ (Smokefree, Safer Communities Together) and ongoing education and training at all levels of the game.


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