NRL Member Protection Policy

National Rugby League

The National Rugby League (NRL) has a policy of using world’s best practice in risk management to support and enhance activities in all areas of our organisation and to ensure that risk management is an integral part of our decisionmaking process.

We use a structured risk management process to minimise reasonably foreseeable physical, financial, legal and ethical harm to people, disruption to operations and damage to the environment and property. We identify and take advantage of opportunities as well as minimising adverse effects.

We train our people to implement risk management effectively. We strive to continually improve our risk management practices.

Included as part of the National Rugby League’s Risk Management Program are Member Protection Policies and Procedures for the National Body, all Affiliated State Leagues and their affiliated organisations. These policies and procedures are an essential part of our organisation’s proactive and preventative a pproach to tackling inappropriate behaviour. These policies are governed by the NRL and adopted by its all Affiliated State Leagues and their affiliated organisations.

The National Rugby League and its affiliates are dedicated to providing a safe, healthy and professional environment for all members and providers participating in rugby league activities – including players, coaches, officials, volunteers and paid and unpaid administrators.

As Australians we have a very high regard for sport in our culture and community. The National Rugby League, the Affiliated State Leagues and all their affiliated bodies recognise the right of each and every individual to participate in and enjoy our sport, at whichever level they choose to participate. We are committed to providing for all participants, particularly children, an environment which is free from harassment and abuse, and promotes respectful and positive behaviour and values.

The codes of conduct included in the Member Protection Policy form the basis of appropriate and ethical conduct that everyone must abide by.

Rugby League as a sport is proud to lead the way in ensuring safe and harassment free sport for all our participants, from loyal fans to juniors to first grade players. The National Rugby League is committed to ensuring that everyone associated with our organisation complies with these policies and procedures.





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