The NSWRL's #RESPECT Program aims to promote a positive environment for all Rugby League participants and spectators and discourages negative behaviours. Through showing #RESPECT both on and off the field we can encourage more people to enjoy the greatest game of all.

In 2018 all NSWRL Junior League team Managers have been issued a Compendium including a host of relevant information to make their task easier and promote the game's policies.

"Shoosh for Kids" Round – 19-20 May

As a part of the NSWRL #RESPECT campaign, Junior Leagues around Sydney will take part in the NSW Office of Sport "Shoosh for Kids" Week in May. This program aims to reduce negative spectator comments at junior sport and fits in well with the #RESPECT campaign.

All spectators are encouraged to remain quiet during children's sporting events. During this round, spectators should applaud children's performances and refrain from making any negative comments.

View the video below to see why you should "Shoosh for Kids."

Nominate Your "Make Footy Fun" Coach of the Month

Does your coach make footy fun for you? Take a short video showing how your coach makes you enjoy Rugby League, displaying the NSWRL #Respect values and helping the team develop as players to nominate them for the "Make Footy Fun" Coach of the Month.

Simply submit your video (no longer than two minutes) using the #Respect hashtag via either of the following channels:

Nominations are due by the end of each month, with final submissions accepted on 31 August.

2018 #RESPECT Round Another Success

Thank you to all clubs and teams who took an active role in #RESPECT Round to launch the NSWRL Junior League season. Hundreds of photos were shared on social media (below) and plenty of positive messages were shared reflecting a positive attitude to the start of another Junior League season.

The weekend also saw a massive surge in the number of Junior League club members taking the Respect Pledge.

Pledges Leaderboard

Congratulations to the Mount Druitt Lions, who took out the 2018 Junior League #Respect Pledge competition! Read the Lions' full story here.

Club Name


Pledges at  9 April

Mt Druitt Lions



Carlingford Cougars



Brothers Penrith JRLC



Cambridge Park / Cranebrook JRLC



Quakers Hill JRLC Inc



Glenmore Park JRLC Inc



Hawkesbury City JRLC Inc



Penrith Waratahs JRL Inc



Emu Plains JRLC Inc



St Clair JRL Inc




NSWRL Junior League #RESPECT Club of the Year

  • Based on participation in the above aspects of the program, clubs can be nominated for the #RESPECT Club of the Year
  • Winning club presented at the NSWRL Junior League Volunteer Awards Night in September