Our Game Plan

Our Mission

To build stronger communities through the game of Rugby League by:

  • Promoting Rugby League as the sport of choice in our Zone
  • Offering opportunities for people to become actively involved in our game at every level.
  • Helping our players, supporters and clubs to be positive contributors to community life.

Our Vision

Counties Manukau Zone Of NZRL Inc believes that through sport we can effect positive change. We can inspire and unite people making Rugby League the sport of choice for Counties Manukau kids. Through our efforts and influence we can ensure our sport is “building stronger communities through Rugby League”

Our Core Focus
The Strategic Plan has been developed around our core;

  • Game development
  • Partners
  • Increased participation
  • Culture of excellence
  • Family & Community
  • Representative pathways & success
  • Financial sustainability
  • Communication
  • Effective administration and governance

We are responsible for improving the capabilities of clubs, increasing participation numbers in South Auckland & and offering pathways in Rugby League. 

Our database currently records a total of 8,000 (and growing) rugby League players.

Our clubs and schools also have a very dedicated and supportive volunteer network made up of administrators, coaches, managers, referees and club official.

Aspects of Counties Manukau Stingrays

▪ Age of players 15 – 25+ years

▪ Can grow up to 2m in size and 150kg in weight

▪ Move around the field with ease

▪ Manoeuvre using their powerful legs

▪ Fast, powerful and deadly athletes!

Success of Stingrays

Over the past four years of the Zones existence many talented players have gone on to play representative and professional & International Rugby League, here and around the world.

YEAR CM 15s CM 17s CM Premiers CM Womens
2010 National Champions National Champions Runners Up National Champions
2011 Runners Up Runners Up 3rd Place National Champions
2012 National Champions Runners Up Runners Up National Champions
2013 5th Place National Champions Runners Up National Champions
2014  Runners Up Runners Up  3rd Place  National Champions
2015  Runners Up Runners Up   TBA National Champions 

We are proud of our Zone’s heritage and reputation for consistently developing highly skilled individuals and teams. 

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