Schools Program


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The CQ NRL Bid have been delivering the Schools Program in conjunction with the NRL to Central Queensland for over 4 years now. Every school visited through the Schools Program will receive co-branded CQ Capras and CQ NRL BID memorabilia including water bottles & carriers, footballs, sunscreen, Gear Bags, handballs, hats and tshirts.

Promoting Sun safe practices, healthy eating and active lifestyles are all key elements of the Schools Program.

The Schools Program will target primary and secondary schools across the CQ region and is designed to provide a flexible program tailored to the individual needs of the school. The Schools Program will engage with a minimum of 120 schools a year through a variety of forums including:

(1) Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well

Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well was developed to engage and encourage primary school aged students to build healthy lifestyles and make positive choices.

The kit includes a short DVD and Teacher Resource disc which features prominent NRL players such as Scott Prince, Nathan Hindmarsh and Billy Slater discussing the importance of nutrition, physical activity and a healthy mind.

Teachers can create many fun lessons straight from the Teacher Resource which are all mapped to suit the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus. All the activities are action orientated and contain rugby league themes.

(2) Tackle Bullying

NRL’s One Community has developed a powerful new ‘Tackle Bullying’ DVD which aims to empower students to stand up for themselves and others who are being bullied.

The DVD features NRL Legends Andrew Ryan, Nathan Hindmarsh, Hazem El Masri and Mario Fenech who all inspire students to take action.

NRL stars will be the first to deliver the new anti-bullying message to a record of more than 120,000 students across Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa as a part of the 2013 Community Carnival.

Along with the DVD a ‘drop-a-note’ activity can be facilitated which sees classmates write anonymous positive affirmations about their fellow students aiming to build self-esteem and self-confidence.

(3) Dream Believe Achieve

The program is a teaching resource suitable for the high school curriculum in Personal Development and Health. It also complements the primary school resource, ‘Eat Well Play Well Stay Well’. Through the program, students are encouraged to build healthy lifestyles and find positive ways to discover and achieve their dreams.

Both fans and non-fans of the game have reported positive feedback to the program which features players discussing their own personal experiences. Students can identify with particular players due to their diverse backgrounds and their openness about not only their Rugby League aspirations but also in other areas of personal interest.

(4) Tailored School Coaching and Development Visits

The Schools Program Manager is available to visit schools in the Central Queensland region and provide the following as requested to meet the individual school’s needs:

  • Take school classes through rugby league skills clinic
  • Take school rugby league teams for a training session during the lunch break or after school
  • Present academic or sporting awards at school assembly
  • Work with School rugby league coaches and teachers to teach contemporary coaching techniques, drills and games for kids
  • Fundraising assistance – CQ NRL Bid have a Pass-the-Ball Promotion that can be utilized by schools in fundraising efforts such as School Fairs or Fetes and/or Free Dress days



CQ NRL Bid Community Development Manager – Ian Webster
Phone: (07) 4922 7003
Fax: (07) 4922 6003
Mobile: 0413 903 103

CQ NRL Bid Regional Footprint

CQ NRL Bid Regional Footprint