Grassroots

We support the National Schools Strategy which offers schools Australia-wide the chance to roll out our three main programs; Get into Rugby, Touch 7s and Sevens.

In 2018, we partnered with Rugby Australia to fund a new program ‘The Emerging Schools Foundation’ or ESF Rugby connecting non-traditional Rugby Schools with local clubs to create fierce competitions in order to grow the XVs game.

The program launched in Caboolture, Queensland and was named the ’Super 6s’. The competition ran for six weeks, included six schools and engaged 130 students in the game.

The program provided funding for coach & referee accreditation, coach mentoring, uniforms, equipment, travel provisions and first aid support throughout the games.

After a successful launch in Caboolture the program expanded in 2019 to a further 8 regions across Queensland and NSW, engaging with 50 schools and introducing more than 1,000 schoolboys to XVs Rugby.


The program is planned for further expansion in 2020. Learn more about the ESF Rugby program.



Watch the Darling Downs Super Sixers Competition.