Backyard League Clinics
At a time when more children are playing Rugby League than ever before, the official supermarket of the NRL, Coles, has partnered with the Australian Rugby League Commission to deliver a national ‘Backyard League’ program that will engage a further 125,000 students each year, giving each their own Steeden football and a Rugby League experience that will last a lifetime.
The five-week Coles Backyard League program ensures boys and girls can quickly and safely grasp the game’s basics with just six set rules and a focus on developing skills and understanding as children play to their own level of athletic ability.
In three years, programs like Backyard League have reached 1.25million students nationally and the new partnership with Coles will significantly increase the program’s national reach as children are inspired to use their imagination in designing a game that best suits their own skill level.
St Marys League Club in conjunction with the NRL assist and support BYL clinics throughout Western Sydney. A total of 38 primary schools in the Mt Druitt and St Marys area take part in the program.