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School Programs

See the wide range of programs for schools in the community that the Sydney Roosters provide. 

Roosters Inspire

The aim is to inspire primary school-aged children to develop and apply the knowledge and understandings, skills, attitudes, and values that are central to these three focus areas – using the great game of rugby league as both a background to and the vehicle for engaging learning experiences.

The lesson content and learning experience used in this resource are directly aligned to the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The learning experiences for both the classroom and the assembly modes have been developed to engage the students in acquiring important knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes about respect, health & wellbeing, and Inclusion & Diversity.

There are three workshops to choose from:

  • Roosters Inspire Respect: Respecting oneself, others and what it means to develop and maintain respectful relationships.
  • Roosters Inspire Health & Wellbeing: Developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, resilience and a positive mind and approach to life and its many and different challenges and opportunities.
  • Roosters Inspire Inclusion & Diversity: Having an appreciation of the qualities of others and a positive attitude towards difference.

There are many ways in which classroom teachers can capitalise on the learning experiences utilised in this resource.

Please contact the Sydney Roosters Community Manager on for further information.


Cultural Programs

Sydney Roosters x KARI Cultural School Programs

Delivered by KARI and supported by the Sydney Roosters, the KARI foundation can offer and deliver tailor-made cultural immersion opportunities for schools to access.

From hosting Traditional Indigenous Games Carnivals, Didgeridoo Carving Programs to Classroom Cultural Awareness programs, we have a range of hands-on and educational activities to complement and enhance the school curriculum.

  • LOVE BiTES Respectful Relationships – Junior Schools

    Delivered by KARI and supported by the Sydney Roosters, this program is a Respectful Relationships Education Program that focuses on the development of respectful relationships for 11-14 year olds.

    Developed by NAPCAN, there are 3 programs on offer under LOVE BiTES Junior including #friends (Year 7), Respectful Relationships, Bullying and Gender (Year 8) and Relationships, Love and Control (Year 9).

  • LOVE BiTES Respectful Relationships – Senior Schools

    Delivered by KARI and supported by the Sydney Roosters, LOVE BiTES is a Respectful Relationships Education Program for young people aged 15-17 years. Developed by NAPCAN, the program consists of two interactive workshops: one on Relationship Violence, and one on Sex and Relationships, followed by creative workshops and community campaigns.

    LOVE BiTES is a flexible model with options to use a full day or multi session delivery approach. The program emphasises the importance of a whole-of-school commitment to respectful relationship education.



Coaching Clinics

  • School Coaching Clinics

    Rugby league is about much more than tackling, passing and kicking. It is about working hard, trying your best, and working together as a team.

    Through Coaching Clinics, many children get their first taste of playing rugby league using educational drills and games by having fun alongside their friends. The clinics are inclusive, and easily adaptable to cater to all ages and skill levels, meaning no one is left out of the fun of playing rugby league.

    Roosters and NRL representatives visit schools to host the clinics around normal school hours to reinforce the importance of education. Students then get the chance to learn on the field as well – from basic rugby league skills to more advanced elements of the Greatest Game of All.

    Training/Skill Sessions can be run for your schools Rugby League team or classes who wish to learn or better themselves in the game, using designed sessions for a school’s specific Rugby League needs (ie. Tackle Ready, Core Skills, Attacking/Defensive principals etc.), these training/skill sessions are usually done prior to a Gala Day event or a competition.

These clinics can also be utilised to help drive sports participation, with non-contact skills, and Sydney Roosters Ambassadors in attendance.

Please contact the Sydney Roosters Community Manager on for further information.


League Stars Programs

  • League Stars

    As a host of a League Stars event you're giving your students the opportunity to participate in a new and exciting Rugby League Program. The activities within these programs not only keep kids fit and active but also teach them fundamental social, teamwork and collaboration skills.

    Programs are hosted once a week for one hour after school hours and are delivered by our professionally trained Game Development Officers.

Please contact the Sydney Roosters NRL Game Development Officer Dylan Deegan on for further information.


Sporting Schools Program

  • Sporting Schools Program

    Sporting Schools is a $320 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children's participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities. Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.

    If your school is interested in having the NRL run Sporting Schools sessions at your school, we can connect and organise these sessions through the Sporting Schools website. The NRL LIFT Program (League Integrated Fundamental Training), is a program designed to encourage junior high school students to participate in activities that have a focus on fundamental human movements and fundamentals of sporting skills along with social, emotional wellbeing skills.

    This is targeted for Year 7 and Year 8 students. A one-off Intro Clinic can be run at the school, free of charge, to give your school a trial of the program before a decision is made to have Sporting Schools sessions run at your school.

    To find out more, click here.

Please contact the Sydney Roosters NRL Game Development Officer Dylan Deegan on for further information.


School Gala Days

The NRL, with the support of the Sydney Roosters, will host Rugby League gala days for primary and high schools during the year.

The gala days will be played in various formats and locations with schools with smaller numbers and less experience encouraged to get involved to help develop better Rugby League players.

Schools can enter teams in several age and ability divisions to best suit their team capability. Information about each gala days will be sent to schools with all the details about the day and how to register your team.

For further information, please email:

  • High School enquiries to Darcy Hardman
  • Primary/Junior School enquiries to Dylan Deegan Dylan Deegan

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Beyond the Goal Post

The Beyond the Goal Posts program focuses on officiating, seeing students achieve their Foundation 1 Refereeing accreditation.

Students are provided with all the necessary knowledge and skills required to try their hand at refereeing, coaching or sports first aid with no need for previous experience or involvement. These programs can be incorporated into a range of ACARA accredited Secondary School courses.

Please contact the Sydney Roosters NRL Game Development Officer Darcy Hardman on for further information.

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.