1. Award Description

The Community Rugby League Club of the Year will be presented to a Rugby League Club that has enhanced participation and enjoyment of Rugby League within their club.

The club is recognised as an integral part of their community going above and beyond to make a positive impact in their community through Rugby League.


Nominations are open to all affiliated clubs across Australia. The club must meet all the requirements for affiliation with their respective State League.

The club must enforce the following policies:
  • Code of Conduct
  • Risk Management
  • Child Protection  

The Community Rugby League Club nominees must demonstrate NRL's beliefs of we are:
  • Inclusive: This may include but not limited to engaging and empowering everyone to feel welcome in our game; reaching out to new participants and supporters; promoting equality of opportunity in all its forms; respecting and celebrating diversity in culture, gender, sexuality and social background.
  • Positive: This may include but not limited to the ability to see opportunities in the face of adversity; the willingness to stand up for our beliefs and empowering others to do the same; the commitment to stand up and be recognised as a brand ambassador; the tenacity to do something despite how hard it is or how long it takes to achieve.
  • United: This may include but not limited to recognising and respecting our differences in the pursuit of achieving a common goal; putting the game ahead of individual needs and personal agenda; be a source of motivation and support to those around me; commitment to a culture of respect, honesty, and trust.
  • Disciplined: This may include but not limited to championing processes, procedures, and the governing principles of the game.
The award criteria focuses primarily on the club’s contribution for the 2021 season, demonstrated through your responses to the following questions.

Nominations close Friday 25 June 2021!

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For more information on the NRL Community Awards 2021, please visit www.nrl.com/community.
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