Leadership Through League

Leadership Through League

The Programme

Leadership through League (LTL) is designed to develop skills for junior participants – boys and girls in Years 4 – 6. The key element of the program is to support the Tuakana/ Teina relationship where Secondary School students coach Rugby League to primary school students thereby enhancing Secondary School students leadership and role modelling skills.

Secondary School students will obtain an NZRL Mini-Mod Coaching certificate as well as gain NCEA credits from the program through the school.

The Child’s Involvement

Schools that are interested in being part of the LTL programme will have participating students receive 4x 45min – 1hr coaching sessions (1 session per week) in Rugby League, learning FUNdamental skills such as running, passing and tackling.  Schools in the LTL programme will be invited to participate in a League Tournament Festival at the end of the school term they are participating in. These schools will have a guaranteed spot in the festival should they wish to participate. For Schools that really enjoy their League experience, Rugby League Northland will help you participate in further Rugby League competitions.

You can even join a club competition played on Sundays.


Leadership Through League has a non-contact tag option available for those students in participating schools that may be shy or nervous of the contact and may have a tag grade at the festival IF there are enough schools interested in playing that mode of the game.


How can your Whanau help?

Encourage your child to be active and enjoy the fun that Leadership Through League will offer.

Other ways you can help? Become a volunteer, a Coach or a Manager. There are FREE Coaching and Managing courses made available to all volunteers.  Contact Rugby League Northland at admin@rln.co.nz.

If you have any queries please contact Rugby League Northland