08 June 2022

Are you passionate about making a difference and having your say in shaping the future of rugby league in New Zealand?

New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) are looking for 4 to 5 passionate youth (aged between 16 to 20 years old) to support and co-design the establishment of a Youth Advisory Group.

The aim is to work with selected youth to co-design the Youth Advisory Group, ensuring it is a meaningful and impactful foundation that works for youth before looking to expand the group further in 2023. We know our youth have vital insights, knowledge and experiences that will be invaluable to creating greater opportunities for our community and the future of rugby league in New Zealand.

What we are looking for

  • Youth between the ages of 16 to 20 years old
  • Diversity of gender and ethnicity
  • Mixture of geographical location
  • Range of involvement and experiences in rugby league

Selected youth will be expected to provide and share their experiences and knowledge, contribute towards set tasks created through meetings, and work collaboratively with all members of the group and NZRL.

Youth would be expected to meet monthly to complete the following objectives below in collaboration with NZRL before expanding the group in 2023.


  • Co-design key roles and responsibilities with NZRL for the Youth Advisory Group.
  • Establish how the group would like to operate, including engaging with young people and with NZRL.
  • Identify key areas within the community and age-grade levels that the Youth Advisory Group would like to engage with, considering ideas on improvements or where greater opportunities could occur for youth moving forward.
  • Create a work plan for the youth advisory group, including a meeting schedule that can accommodate all members.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in being a part of, please fill out this form here.

Expression of interest will be open until Friday 17th June. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to email Yvaan.hapuku-lambert@nzrl.co.nz