NSWRL Junior Leagues Pay #Respect

The NSW Rugby League’s Junior Leagues, involving about 40,000 players, kick off this weekend, with the launch coinciding with the competitions’ #RESPECT Round campaign.

Junior League's #RESPECT Round will see a specific focus placed on the promotion of positive environments and supportive behaviours for all Rugby League participants and spectators.

As part of the #RESPECT Round, players from both teams at Junior League level will run out and enter the field of play together, before shaking hands and lining up for a group photo. 

Individuals and clubs are encouraged to share these messages on social media using the #RESPECT hashtag - on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

#RESPECT Round is about paying respect for all participants, spectators, coaches, referees and officials.

Junior League clubs, players, administrators, coaches and spectators are also asked to take the #RESPECT pledge, which further aims to raise awareness in the Rugby League community of the #RESPECT program and the broader NSWRL values.

The three clubs with the highest percentage of members signing the online pledge will win a voucher to purchase training equipment, with one of those clubs’ teams selected to receive a training session with Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler.

Currently other NSWRL competitions including the Intrust Super Premiership NSW pay respect at the coin toss - captains shake hands in a symbolic gesture. Clubs from all competitions at all levels of the game are encouraged to show-off their respect this weekend and throughout the year using the #RESPECT hashtag on social media.

Click here for more on the NSWRL’s #RESPECT Round.

The Penrith Panthers and Newtown Jets show respect for the referee prior to their clash in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW.
The Penrith Panthers and Newtown Jets show respect for the referee prior to their clash in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW. ©Kevin Manning