True Blue Club Network

NSWRL is focused on making a difference through charity partners, affiliated community organisations and Rugby League programs.

The Strengthening Local Clubs Program is designed to provide a financial platform for clubs to network with their local communities. 

Helping to 'water' the grassroots of rugby league in regional NSW!
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True Blue Club Network is grateful for the generosity of its sponsors and their ongoing support as we work together toward achieving the goals of the Network and its members.

About Us

Rugby League Clubs engage a large number of volunteers including former players, coaching staff and local businesses who contribute each year to keeping teams participating in sporting competitions throughout NSW. 

The Strengthening Local Clubs Program (SLCP) is designed to reward the volunteers, build club spirit and at the same time raise much needed funds for local junior development programs.

An additional component to the SLCP is the NSW True Blue Club Network. This initiative provides the local club with a fundraising platform to network with the local community. Connecting with the local schools and wider community is paramount in sustaining rugby league clubs into the future.

Networking with NSWRL Ambassadors will help strengthen the grassroots of Rugby League in regional areas of NSW and provides a direct link to the peak body of rugby league in NSW.


True Blue Club Network History

David Trodden
Junior Rugby League Conference Message 2018

Grassroots Conference Looks for Growth

Change is afoot in the NSWRL grassroots, with clubs committed to foster innovation throughout the 2018 season.

More than 150 Junior League administrators came together at Pullman Magenta Shores, on the NSW Central Coast, for the 2018 NSWRL Junior League Conference. The two-day conference has been provided to clubs at no cost in an aim to help educate representatives on best practices.

NSWRL CEO David Trodden explained the importance of the event.

“It’s the first time we’ve had direct interaction with the junior league clubs for a long time,” Trodden said.

“They’re the lifeblood of our game, without them we don’t have a game so it’s really important to give them a forum to express their views and receive information from us about what’s happening.”

A number of speakers from the NSWRL, NRL, NSW Government and other organisations have presented, particularly highlighting the importance of embracing change across all facets of Rugby League. Topics included recruitment and retainment, welfare and diversity, digital and social development and concussion.

“We all inherit a legacy that goes before us, and it’s really important that we respect that legacy and the history of our clubs and our organisation,” Trodden said.

“The more important thing is to build on that legacy and to leave something for future generations which is greater than what we inherit, and we only do that through change, embracing change and make sure we plan for tomorrow rather than just worrying about today."

The Junior League season is set to commence in April, while the Junior Representatives competition kicks off on Saturday, 10 February.

True Blue Club Network Team Profile

NSWRL Strengthening Local Clubs Programs:
Ambassador: Mark Hughes (1997 - 2005 Newcastle Knights, 2001 NSW State of Origin, 2002 NSW Country Origin)

Building the True Blue Club Network.
The Strengthening Local Clubs program is designed to provide a financial platform for clubs to network with their local communities.
1. Your club is a vital part of this network.
2. Your club will benefit as a member and have access to the NSWRL Ambassadors.
3. Your club will receive 100% of the revenue generated from your unique club raffle url.

Supported by the NSWRL Ambassadors
Click here - NSWRL Administration
Click here to access the NSWRL SLCP flyer for more details.
Click here for sample NSWRL SLCP club fundraising site.

List of registered clubs : Building the Club Network

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to access the True Blue Club Network Leaderboard 2018

NSWRL True Blue Club Regions:
1. Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter Region
Dave Wild - Newcastle Hunter Community Rugby League

Jody Watsford - Newcastle Junior Rugby League Association
Dave Watson - Maitland and District Junior Rugby League