Transition

If you are playing NRL and have turned 27 already, or if you have transitioned from playing NRL in the last five years then we are pleased to welcome you to the NRL Transition Program.

No matter whether you’re six months into or six years away from transition you know better than anyone that preparation is key. It is the aim of this program to help you prepare to be “transition-tough”.

Top tips for your Transition

Your wellbeing is our priority

Change and transition can sometimes be challenging. It is normal to feel a range of things; like missing the team environment, the training, and that passion that you felt when playing NRL.

Many guys have said that it was really helpful to talk to someone about how they were feeling. This can be Bobcat, Nigel, your Club Welfare and Career staff or trusted friends and family.

Retired players who participated in Career Transition say it helped them to feel more confident about moving to the next phase of their career.

It was essential that I started planning for life beyond Rugby League, and NRL CareerWise helped me develop a comprehensive plan and a more positive attitude towards the next stage of my life. Jason King
Former Sea Eagles Captain, 14 years and over 240 NRL games, Represented NSW City and NSW Origin B.Business & Law Graduate 2015

Assistance is just a call away

Also you and your family members have fully funded access to a professional counselling service provided by DTC in Australia and LeVa in New Zealand. These services are available for up to five years into transition from the NRL.

This service is completely confidential and can be accessed directly 24 hours a day via this emergency call line:

Australia 1300 360 364
New Zealand +64 9261 3490

If you don’t need to speak to someone urgently, you can also call Andrew Ryan who will connect you with your local DTC or LeVa Psychologist to arrange a meeting.

Once you are part of the NRL, you will never walk alone.

Key Contacts


ANDREW RYAN
NRL Transition Manager
+61 402 063 938
Email Andrew

jane-lowder
JANE LOWDER
NRL Career Transition Coach
+61 417 867 967
Email Jane

judy-fitzgerald
JUDY FITZGERALD
NRL Career Transition Coach
+61 409 924 724
Email Judy

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