The NSWRL Try League program, which has received support from both the Federal and State Governments, will recommence in Term 3 after being postponed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Try League, a program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, promotes inclusivity in Rugby League and encourages children from all cultural backgrounds to get active in a fun environment.
Kicking off from 22 July in Fairfield, Glenwood and Bexley, the recommencement of the program will follow strict return to play protocols implemented by the NSWRL in line with NSW Governement guidelines.
Since the pilot in 2018, Try League has reached more than 350 children across Fairfield, Revesby, Parramatta, Minchinbury, The Ponds and Blacktown from a variety of backgrounds including the Vietnamese, Indian, Middle Eastern and Filipino communities.
"After last year's huge success amongst the diverse cultural communities in Western Sydney, the next step in the continuation of the Try League program was to take it out to other areas of NSW" said Barrie-Jon Mather General Manager - Football.
"With the program going to places like Revesby and Fairfield areas we aim to target new groups of children who are interested in Rugby League or alternatively have never watched the game before.
"This program was designed to encourage children who have been previously inactive to get active and involved in sport while also promoting social inclusiveness in Australian communities"
Try League runs for eight weeks during the school term and aims at teaching team-building and ball skills in an hour long session with experienced coaches from the Rugby League community.