National Schools Rugby League Competition

PREVIOUSLY THE PNG SCHOOL BOYS PROGRAM, FROM 2018 THE PNG NSRL ALSO INCLUDES GIRL’S TEAMS. EACH PARTICIPATING PROVINCE WILL HOST LOCAL LEVEL SCHOOL COMPETITIONS IN 3 DIVISIONS – U14, U16 AND U18 M&W. EACH TEAM HAS 25 REGISTERED PLAYERS. INITIATIVES INCLUDE DISTRIBUTION OF BALLS AND RUGBY LEAGUE MERCHANDISE AND PLAYING EQUIPMENT, COACHING AND REFEREE TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION, FUNDING AND RUNNING OF 4 CONFEDERATE CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGHLANDS, ISLAND, SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN. THE STAGING OF THE NATIONALCHAMPIONSHIPS IN JUNE/JULY ANNUALLY CULMINATES IN THE SELECTION OF THE NATIONAL U16 & U18 SQUADS WHO WILL TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA TO PLAY AGAINST NOMINATED EQUIVALENT TEAMS IN SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR.