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NSWRL Junior League Volunteer Recognition

2020 NSWRL Community Rugby League Volunteer Awards

NSWRL endeavours to acknowledge and reward our amazing grassroots volunteers and clubs with a range of awards across all facets of the game.

From awards for coaches to awards for clubs and individual volunteers, you can nominate both individuals and clubs for recognition of their hard work and commendable commitment to the game.

NSWRL Community Rugby League Volunteer Awards nominations open May 18 and will close on August 23.

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Incomplete nominations will not be accepted. All nominations will be considered and reviewed by a NSWRL selection panel.

Award Categories and Nomination Criteria

NSWRL Community Rugby League Volunteer of the Year

A NSWRL Community Rugby League of the Year Awards nominee will have provided excellent service to the game of Rugby League and will have made a measurable contribution to their community. The nominee should demonstrate inclusivity, positivity, discipline and respect throughout their participation in their community through Rugby League.

Nominees should be volunteers and should not have received a honorarium of more than $2000 for their service to Rugby League in the past season. 

NSWRL Indigenous Volunteer of the Year 

The NSWRL Indigenous Volunteer of the Year Award recognises a valuable contribution that a volunteer has made to Indigenous Rugby League.

NSWRL Women in League Award

The NSWRL Women in League Award recognises the outstanding contribution that a female volunteer has made to the game of Rugby League. 

NSWRL Inclusive Volunteer of the Year Award

The NSWRL inclusive Volunteer of the Year Award recognises a valuable contribution that volunteers make to the game of Rugby League through Wheelchair Rugby League, Physical Disability Rugby League and Intellectual Disability Rugby League.

NSWRL Blue Harmony Award

The NSWRL Blue Harmony Award recognises the valuable contribution that volunteers make to the game in the Blue Harmony categories of cultural, disability and LGBTIQ communities. 

NSWRL Grassroots Club of the Year Award 

The NSWRL Grassroots Club of the Year Award is awarded to a Community Rugby League Club that has fostered participation and enjoyment for participants at all levels, has become an integral part of their community and has shown innovation in administration. 

NSWRL Community Coach of the Year (Male and Female)

The NSWRL Community Coach of the Year Award gives parents and clubs and opportunity to recognise their outstanding coaches and their contribution to their players and the game of Rugby League. 

Nomination Criteria includes the following:

  • Coach must be registered 
  • Coach must hold the appropriate accreditation for their teams age group
  • Coach must be assigned to their team
  • Coach must have a current WWCC
  • Coach must have had no Code of Conduct breaches in the past two years