Rugby League

Rugby League in Education

Schools Rugby League offers a variety of skills and experience from playing a team sport

Why schools Rugby League

Schools Rugby League offers the opportunity to learn a variety of skills whilst enjoying the experience of playing a team sport. The Rugby Football League is committed to growing our game within the secondary school’s network, whether it be through the Champion Schools competition, the School Games or through Embed the Pathway, the opportunity for players to learn and grow remains the key goal. 

Teachers - OuRLearning Zone

OuRLearning Zone is the RFL’s online learning platform that you can access anytime, anywhere. 

The purpose of OuRLearning Zone is to create a digital framework that will support the ongoing development of the teachers, coaches, players, match officials and volunteers involved in our game. We aim to connect all members of the Rugby Football League community, and allow you to share, connect and learn from one another. 

Sign up for OuRLearning Zone and join the ‘Education Resources’ group, where teachers and educators can find both practical and theory based resources to deliver to students across KS1 to KS4 and into College and University settings. The resources will allow you to enhance the Rugby League opportunities within your establishment. The topics contain a mixture of teacher and student resources and CPD opportunities, with virtual courses to complete and downloadable content to deliver in your classrooms.

English Schools Rugby League National Awards

The Annual English Schools Rugby League National Awards is selected by the Rugby Football League's Development Team and the ESRL Board.

National winners will be invited to the Rugby Football League's Community Awards in October ahead of the Super League Grand Final, where they will receive their award, a meal and two complimentary tickets for the Grand Final. Schools / teachers can nominate their award winners from within Schools Rugby League.

The categories available are:

  • Teacher of the Year: A teacher who has shown commitment to organising coaching and playing opportunities for schoolboys and girls, going the extra mile to develop a culture of Rugby League within their school.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Schools Rugby League: An individual who has made an exceptional difference to schools Rugby League over the course of the year.
  • School of the Year: A school that has performed above and beyond expectations both in on-field success and off-field development of Rugby League participation opportunities.
  • Boys Team of the Year: A Boys' school team that has performed above and beyond expectations both on and off the field.
  • Girls Team of the Year: A Girls' school team that has performed above and beyond expectations both on and off the field.

For more information and making nominates please contact Dylan Parr