About TRL Juniors
TRL (Touch Rugby League) is a fun, non-contact and inclusive sport for children. With TRL your child will be able to kick, run and pass to their teammates in a fun and safe environment with a coach to teach them every step of the way. TRL bears the closest resemblance to Rugby League out of all the touch football codes.
TRL Juniors offers programs for two age groups: Little League (6-8 years old); and Big League (9-11 years old). For Term 1, 2024 we will be offering Little League for Prep to Grade 3. Stay tuned for older ages in 2024.
Participants of TRL Juniors will receive one training session per week during School term at the nominated venue (and time). There will also be a Friday night gala evenings at the end of the Term where all schools participating in TRL Juniors will come together to play a round of friendly TRL games. The gala evenings will provide an opportunity for participants to hone their skills in a game-environment.
TRL is already played by over 3,000 adult teams each year across Australia….and it is time the next generation got to properly experience the fun as well!
If you’re interested in finding out how TRL differs to normal Touch Football, click HERE for a brief history.
The Term 1 program will be made up of 6 x weekly 60 minutes under the tutelage of an accredited TRL Juniors Coach. The sessions focuss on being FAST; Fun, Active & Engaging, Skill Developing, Team Building. The training sessions are vital in building our players confidence and abilities (individually and as a team), whilst also developing each players knowledge on the rules of a TRL Game.
Gala Night Games
This is earmarked for Friday 22nd March 2024 however exact date, time and location details will be released in due course. Participation at the gala event is optional.
For Term 1, 2024, TRL Juniors will be offered to children in Prep to Grade 3.
Why Play TRL?
At TRL Juniors we focus on your child to deliver a safe, fun and professionally run sport. Parents are choosing TRL Juniors for many reasons:
- Non-Contact Rugby League
- Emphasis on fun
- Training and Games
- Easy weekly payment
- Cancel anytime*
- No volunteer requirement
TRL Juniors Rule Variations
- Number of Players on the Field: 5-7 (depending on age group and situation)
- Field Dimensions: approx 25m x 40m
- Kick-Off: No requirement by the receiving team to catch on the full. Kicking team not to place any pressure on the receiving team and cannot regather the kick-off. There are no height or distance restrictions on a kick-off.
- Offside: 5m offside/onside line from the point of the touch.
- Dummy Half: MUST pass immediately and therefore cannot be touched.
- Defensive Line: Defending players MUST wait until the Dummy Half’s pass has been caught before moving forward from the 5m offside/onside line.
- Knock-Backs: The ball can be dropped backwards.
- AFL Rule: No AFL Rule.
- Girl/Boy Tries: All tries worth 1 point.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the fees and how do I pay?
One lump sum payment of $60.00 [this equates to $10.00 per week] is to be made by Credit or Debit Card. Included in this fee is a hat and water bottle as part of the TRL Juniors Merchandise Pack.
There is also an account set up fee of $6.50 which will be debited as soon as you register your child.
Payments are made securely through our online registration portal. Ezidebit is a global organisation with an impeccable reputation.
When can I join and when does it finish?
You can join at any time pro rata $10.00 [e.g. $50.00 if you join in week 2, $40.00 if you join in week 3 etc]. TRL Juniors runs in Term 1 and does not run during school holidays unless otherwise advised.
What time do sessions start and finish?
TRL Juniors sessions will start at 3:15pm and finish at 4:15pm each week.
What happens once I have registered my child?
You will receive a Registration welcome email confirming what you have signed up for [this will include the start and finish dates of TRL Juniors]. Please read this email carefully. If you have received this email it means your child is able to participate in the program.
What does my child need to bring?
Hat, wattle bottle, sunscreen, appropriate playing attire and enclosed shoes [Rugby League boots can be worn, but are not a mandatory requirement – if boots are to be worn, studs are not permitted].
Does a parent need to attend?
All children who are involved in TRL Juniors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and supervised at all times during each session.
How do I register multiple children? Is there a sibling discount?
To register multiple children, you will need to submit a registration form for each child. We offer $20.00 cashback for sibling registrations. This discount is a manual process – once you have registered, please reply to your confirmation email letting us know that you’ve registered multiple children and we can apply the cashback for you.
What happens if my child misses a training session?
Due to the nature of the scheduled season, we are unable to apply session credits or refunds for a missed session.
Do Coaches have First Aid & a Blue Card?
Yes – all TRL Juniors Coaches have current First Aid, CPR & Working With Children Accreditations. It is important to note however that all children must still have parental supervision when attending each session.
Will there be any tackling?
There will be no tackling in TRL Juniors. We are a non-contact, safe and inclusive sport for children.
Is there insurance?
What happens in the event of wet weather?
In the event of wet weather, the x6 week block of sessions will be extended where possible, subject to field availability.