Rugby League

Domestic Rugby League Course

The NZSA’s Domestic Rugby League course offers full time career and rugby development coaching opportunities for young men.

The NZSA harnesses the natural talent of young rugby players in a cultural environment that encourages every player to realise their potential both on and off the rugby field.

Skrum - webOur Domestic Programme offers New Zealand’s only full time Career & Sports Development opportunity for young sports people. The programme has four core strands. Supported by our Charitable trust, Te Kaihanga Sports Trust, the Trust assist us to deliver the Sports Development Programme, Culture and Life Skills Programme.

What does the course cover?

The NZSA’s Domestic Rugby League course offers full time career and rugby development coaching opportunities for young men and women.

The Rugby Development & Culture course for 2017 includes:

1: Professional Rugby Coaching & Training

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2: Live Domestic Rugby Competition

3: Cultural Awareness & Tikanga

4: Mentoring & Personal Development

The Rugby League Career Programme

Students are offered the choice of four career options where they will study at Rotorua, Wellington or Christchurch campuses. The National Certificate in Sports Leadership Level 4 is generally delivered in the morning time slot in conjuction with Te Wãnanga o Aotearoa.

Rugby League Career programme 2017 includes:

National Certificate in Sports Leadership Level 4

Provider: New Zealand Sports Academy
Description: 1 year full time
Eligibility: 1. Entry is for students aged between 17 – 25 years of age.
2. Students must demonstrate commitment to sport and fitness.
3. A personal interview is required.
4. Hold a NZ Birth Certificate or NZ Passport
Course Fee: $1350.00 (to be confirmed)

Money Matters – What Will It Cost?


The total course fee for 2016 was $1350. You may qualify for a student loan which allows you to borrow money to finance the cost of the course. All fees must be paid for by the start of the course.

Student Allowances and Loans

Apply early to ensure that you start receiving your allowance or loan when the course starts. Visit for more information.

Students Emergency Fund is available for students who have financial difficulty at some point that affects their studies.

Recruitment for 2017 – Do you think you have what it takes?

We are looking for Rangatahi who are passionate about Rugby and people willing to travel the road to success, committed to building their own future and proud of who they are and who they can be. Register now and email [email protected], or post the Player Registration form to us at PO Box 5146 Rotorua 3015, or contact the NZ Sports Academy now for more details.  You can also find us on Facebook.

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