New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is committed to Diversity and Inclusion both on and off the field. The game of rugby league welcomes people from all walks of life.


As a code, we draw strength from the diversity that exists among our people and the vibrancy and passion our communities bring to this game.


No matter one’s sexuality, ethnicity, culture or gender, each member of our rugby league whānau is welcomed and valued.


While we acknowledge that people have different beliefs, we have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind and expect any opinions or views to be expressed respectfully.


Rugby League is More Than A Game. We understand as a sport; we play a significant role in transforming community wellbeing and effecting change.


Therefore, NZRL is in the process of earning the Rainbow Tick certification.


We are undertaking important mahi to ensure support systems are in place to enhance further our peoples’ ability to flourish fully in society, no matter one’s sexuality or background.


We are committed to ensuring our game is a safe space for everyone, reflective of our Kiwi Way values: “We are diverse, we call New Zealand home, and we are all Kiwis. We are inclusive, respectful, and humble. We are stronger together.”