Community Playgroups


As part of the “More than just a Game” philosophy, NZRL has established free playgroups using our local clubrooms.

Anyone in the local community is welcome to bring their children (aged 0-5 years) along and be a part of providing a better future for all Kiwis.

Come along, make new friends and enjoy learning alongside your child – shared meals workshops & much more. See what it’s all about here.

  • Arts & crafts
  • Waterplay
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Zumba
  • Messy play
  • Outdoor
  • Adventure
  • Sports

Sign up to a free playgroup at your local rugby league club.

For more information, please contact NZRL national playgroup manager Melanie Kaipo at or 021 031 7979.

Get a feel for what the Playgroups are all about by watching the video below.


A list of NZRL Community Playgroups operating in your area …

Playgroup When Times Venue Contact
Te Atatu Roosters Wednesday 10am – 2pm Jack Colvin Park Toyah Brooking 021 331 966
Richmond Rovers Tuesday & Thursday 4-8pm Grey Lynn Park Anna Lundon 021941787
Tuakau Broncos Tuesday & Thursday 4-8pm Tuakau Sports Complex Kandi Ngataki 021 246 8475
Waiuku Oscar Rocks Tuesday & Thursday 4-8pm Hamilton Park Grace Vanderbrink 027 255 7316
Takahiwai Warriors Tuesday & Friday 4-8pm Takahiwai Rugby League Club Kani Epiha 09 432 7602
Waitemata Rugby Monday & Wednesday
Waitemata Rugby Club Simone Abraham 0212560637
New Lynn Stags Wednesday & Thursday 10am-2pm Lawson Park Simone Abraham 0212560637
Marist Saints Tuesday & Thursday 4-8pm Murray Halberg Park Sophia Laiman  021 072 9316
Taranaki Tiger Tots Tuesday & Thursday 10am-2pm Western Suburbs Tigers Sports Club Bubby Te Huia 027 804 4114

For more information, please contact NZRL National Playgroups Manager Mel Kaipo at or

To follow the NZRL Playgroups journey and stay up to date with the programme, you can follow them on Facebook here.


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