QRL Programs


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QRL supports a range of fantastic grassroots community initiatives developed to embody our values of excellence, inclusiveness, courage and teamwork.

The following QRL initiatives will have strong a presence at Maroon Festival.



State Of Mind Campaign
With the full backing of NRL State of Mind Ambassadors Darius Boyd, Dane Gagai and Michael Morgan, this initiative aims to reduce the stigma around mental health within the community, increase mental health literacy across grassroots rugby league clubs and stimulate help-seeking behaviours of club members and community.


One Community

The NRL’s community program uses the power of Rugby League to lead and inspire people to be the best they can be, whether they are young, male or female or from Indigenous or multicultural backgrounds. Programs are designed to create positive social change across three core pillars: health and wellbeing; respect, responsibility; and education and skills.


Men of League
With membership now numbering 26,000+, the Men of League Foundation was founded to support members of the rugby league community who have fallen on hard times. The foundation provides practical assistance with everything from medical operations, rehabilitation and nursing equipment to welfare support, grants and scholarships.

Intrust Super Cup
The Intrust Super Cup premier competition plays a pivotal role in the development of future NRL talent, with past alumni including greats Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk among many others.

Referee Recruitment
This innovative unit provides expert coaching and specialist training for more than 80 of the state’s leading match officials at all levels of the game, from local competitions through to the Connell & Meninga Cups, FOGS Cup & Colts, Intrust Super Cup and the NRL.


Women In League
Outstanding progress is being made in the Women in League Initiative, with participation levels for both school and club rugby league exploding in recent years. With numbers on the rise, a number of new initiatives will be launched this year, including the Karyn Murphy Cup.


Wheelchair Rugby League
Wheelchair Rugby League is a variation of Rugby League that allows athletes with disabilities to compete with and against able-bodied people.


Maroon Membership

Maroon Membership brings an exciting new offering in 2017, with a program that delivers exclusive competitions, event invitations and insider content year-round, as well as a new range of Member only merchandise and benefits.

Ticketed Membership offers the ultimate game day experience with access to the best seats in the house. Members can witness rugby league’s greatest rivalry in an atmosphere that can’t be matched, surrounded by Queensland’s loudest, proudest and most passionate fans.

Non-Ticketed Memberships are also available for those that can’t make it to a game, packed with an exciting new range of exclusive merchandise, all fans canto don their maroon and show their support for Queensland. Visit Maroonmember.com.au for details.

Indigenous Rugby League

The NRL was the first national sporting code to have a Reconciliation Action Plan, which focuses on longer term strategies and hard targets and goals. Key commitments include ensuring that 80% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players report feeling supported and like they have a voice in the game.


Schools Program

Designed with primary school participants in mind, the Maroon Festival Schools Program promotes fun and fitness with key messaging on nutrition, physical education, mental health and leadership & teamwork.