Respect
Greg Inglis
Business owner, NRL Indigenous Leadership, Ambassador, Diploma of Youth Work

Characterwise

The CHARACTERWISE program has been designed to turn talented boys into men of integrity and character; men who are good teammates, respectful of themselves and others; and wise and ethical decision-makers.

We want all our players, whatever their age or stage of playing career, to be great ambassadors for their Club and for their sport.

We want the public and fans to know that they can rely on the players they admire to live up to high standards of behaviour, maturity and integrity.

We want our players to be men of character, and we are prepared to do everything we can to help them become great role-models and leaders.

Our CHARACTERWISE programs are developed in partnership with expert advisory groups and are co-delivered by current and former players who have been trained as NRL Education Ambassadors and volunteer their time to this important work.

We want all our players, whatever their age or stage of playing career, to be great ambassadors for their Club and for their sport.

We want the public and fans to know that they can rely on the players they admire to live up to high standards of behaviour, maturity and integrity.

Rugby League Embraces diversity and inclusion, celebrating a rich mix of cultural backgrounds and beliefs. A strong connection to culture sets up a strong foundations for our players. Nigel Vagana
NRL Wellbeing and Education Manager

Each year the NRL/RLPA Welfare & Education Committee decides on the mandatory social responsibility and personal development workshops that should be delivered to all players and staff involved with elite teams from the U16s to the NRL.

These mandatory sessions may include: Social Media, Mental Wellbeing, Cultural Awareness, Illicit Drugs & Anti-Doping, Alcohol, Respectful Relationships and more.

We want the public and fans to know that they can rely on the players they admire to live up to high standards of behaviour, maturity and integrity.

We want our players to be men of character.