Get Involved

Get Involved

Why schools Rugby League?

Schools Rugby League offers the opportunity to learn a variety of skills whilst enjoying the experience of playing a team sport. The Rugby Football League is committed to growing our game within the secondary school’s network, whether it be through the Champion Schools competition, the School Games or through Embed the Pathway, the opportunity for players to learn and grow remains the key goal. 


What’s right for you?

Champion Schools Tournament

Champion Schools is the flagship school’s competition and is open to secondary schools across England and Wales. The tournament was re-launched back in 2002 and has featured hundreds of schools, thousands of young Rugby League players and supporting the development of the sport's next generation across the length and breadth of the country.

The tournament has gone from strength to strength, offering opportunities for both boys and girls to experience Rugby League and test themselves from local to regional and then ultimately the national stages where the Year 7 Boys get to play on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium.

To find out the rules for the boys and girls game click here.

To get involved simply contact your regional Education Officer who works closely with local coordinators to facilitate matches.


School Games

In the 2015/16 academic year, the RFL launched a new pilot project for year 7 and 8 boys in the summer term. Helping more young people to get involved in Rugby League.

The project is for Embed the Pathway-accredited schools in selected areas, and will give male players the opportunity to play 9-a-side Rugby League in a local schools league in a Level 2 School Games format.

As the culmination of the Level 2 format the winners from each area were invited to take part in a Rugby League exhibition event that took place alongside the prestigious National Champion Schools finals in London.

For more information, please contact Stephen Guan -