The 2017 Rugby League is set to commence in full across the state, with Junior League and senior women's competitions kicking off in April.
At the conclusion of the NSWRL Junior Representative competitions, which have included the under-18s girls Tarsha Gale Cup for the first time, the last of regular season Rugby League will begin in the junior leagues as well as a further developed women's Rugby League pathway. This will include the NSW Women's Premiership (division 1) and the NSW Women's Combined Championship (division 2), which for the first time will be a 13-a-side competition. These will commence on Saturday, 29 April.
The women's pathway has continued its development and a complete system is now in place for female players to progress from a young age to the NSWRL's highest senior grades. At the junior league level, the NSWRL's 'Respect' campaign will continue to be promoted, in a bid to reduce unacceptable behaviour on the field and the sidelines. These competitions will commence on Saturday, 22 April.