The ARLC South Australia Ltd known as NRL South Australia, is the official governing body for the game of rugby league in SA. In 2015 the name NRL South Australia (NRL SA) replaced the name previously used, the South Australian Rugby League (or SARL). The change occurred at the same time that governance of Rugby League in South Australia moved from a member based Incorporated Association to that of a company limited by guarantee under the Australian Rugby League Commission.
A non-for-profit organisation, the NRL SA is affiliated with the National Rugby League (NRL) and is governed by and receives funding from the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC). The NRL SA is also supported by the Office of Recreation and Sport and Sports SA.
NRL SA has a strong four zone competition for the Adelaide metropolitan area. The NRL SA clubs are:
>> Northern Zone - Roosters RLC (Salisbury and Gawler regions)
>> Eastern Zone - Eels RLC (Eastern and North Eastern regions)
>> Southern Zone - Bulldogs RLC (Marion, Reynella, Southern Adelaide regions)
>> Western Zone - Western District RLC (Port Adelaide and Henley Beach regions)
Competitions include Seniors (first and reserve grade), Juniors from 5 to 19 years, and Womens (tackle) played on Sundays at home and away venues from April through to September. As a league we provide players and officials opportunities to participate in representative competitions such as the NRL Affiliated States Championships, the Australian Secondary Schoolboys Rugby League Championships, and NRL SA’s annual multicultural event the All-Stars Carnival.
Participation numbers take in 30,000 children and families in Metropolitan and country areas across South Australia with over 200 Primary and High Schools participating in competitions throughout the year.
Our regional leagues continue to develop and prosper with Mount Gambier Rugby League including Naracoorte and Horsham areas, and a Spencer Gulf Rugby League including Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla areas. Each league runs a sustainable and competitive 9-a-side competition.
Our three-year-plan to redevelop our representative program for both seniors and juniors is well in motion with the establishment of a High Performance Committee to oversee a Rams Junior Development Academy for ages 9 to 17 years. A Women’s Junior Development Program has also been developed with an experienced coach and a pathways program.
Our charity partner ‘The Epilepsy Centre’ and our game’s charity foundation ‘Men of League’, are important organisations that raise much needed funds for those in need. We as a League support both these charities with fundraising and events.
Our Core Values & Vision
>> To bring people together and make a positive difference to their lives.
>> Decency, opportunity, innovation, community spirit, inclusiveness.
>> Inclusiveness, Excellence, Courage, Teamwork
>> Brings people together and makes a positive difference to lives.
>> The most inclusive game that unites people and communities, at every level.
>> Where fans and followers, people and communities unite, belong and share.