Thank you to everyone that applied for positions in the NRL WA State Rugby League programs for 2015, we had a large amount of applicants from club coaches and teachers which is terrific as it shows the interest in game is continuing to grow.

Congratulations to the following staff selected to represent WA in their respective State Rugby League Championships.


Head Coach Jody Epiha Teacher
Asst Coach Neil Montgomery Teacher
Trainer Sam O’Neil
 Manager Abbie Williams


Head Coach Daniel Luke Teacher
Asst Coach Michael Guthrie Teacher
Trainer  Jo-Anne Prout
 Manager Martin Harrison


Coach Mentor Ryan Gundry
 Asst Coach Karoa Timms Teacher
 Asst Coach/Trainer Craig Phillis Teacher
 Trainer/Tour Physio Adam Egan
 Manager John Thompson

Women’s Tackle

Coach Mentor Ed Easter
 Head Coach Damien Tahere
 Asst Coach Mata Robert
 Trainer Tiaria Wickcliffe
Manager Mavis Tahere


Head Coach Cory Bush
 Asst Coach Chris Dever
 Trainer Tony Merrick
 Asst Trainer Roger Steward
 Manager Scott Swadel


We are still looking to fill some positions of the 2015 ANZAC Challenge matches (U12’s, U15’s, U18’s, Women’s Leaguetag, Women’s Tackle and Men’s), please register your interest at


Please be aware that all NRL WA clubs and players are invited to attend a training session at North Beach Rugby League Club (Charles Riley Reserve), starting at 5.30pm Thursday 26th February with visiting NRL ambassadors TERRY LAMB, STEVE TURNER & DALLAS JOHNSON.

Whilst the location will not be convenient for every club, it is the only opportunity that we have to offer an open clinic/meet & greet for the broader local club community.


The ex- Canterbury Bulldogs players will also be holding a meet & greet for their WA based members from 7pm at NBRLC which is being organised by their Sydney based club membership personnel.


We hope that as many of you as possible are able to take advantage of this opportunity to meet the former NRL Stars.


See the full NRL MEDIA RELEASE below:

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Nines – 2015 Junior Fixtures UPDATED V2

On Sunday 1st March at Ken Allen Field there will be an U13’s and U15’s Rugby League 9’s competition.

This is the first official NRL WA 9’s competition and will consist of local teams battling it out in this fast pitched, exciting version of Rugby League.

If you are keen to play in this inaugural event, or keen to play Rugby League this season, visit to find your local club in WA.

For more information please contact the NRL WA office on 9228 9275

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Well done on completing your testing phase. We now have three more sessions to complete. Please note our 4th session has changed time and location.

Saturday 21st February @ Curtin Stadium starting at 8.45am. We will train until 10.25am and then watch the Pirates SG Ball take on Balmain Tigers.

Thursday 26th February @ Curtin Stadium starting at 5.15pm until 7pm.

Final session Saturday 6th March @ Charles Riley Reserve, Home of North Beach Sea Eagles. Starting at 8.45am, we will train with the Academy and have an opposed session with them before the Pirates SG Ball game against St George Dragons.

Any questions about anything to do with the Development Squad please contact Ed Easter or 0428470300

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Are you interested in becoming a coach, referee or trainer? Dates for the 2015 NRL WA Education courses have been confirmed, see all the details below.


Coaches – 14-15/03/2015 venue South Perth Lions Club rooms 8.30am

Club Coach

Cost – $ 75

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Mini Mod Coach

Cost – $55




Referee – 14/03/2015 Venue – DSR Vincent Street Leederville 8.30am

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Cost – $25


Trainer’s Courses

Level 2 – SMA WA start Sunday 22nd Feb at FJ Clarke Lecture Theatre Complex Nedlands

The four following Wednesday 25th Feb,4th Mar,11th Mar & 18th Mar 2015

Cost – $310

See below flyer for details



Level 1 – NRL 7th /8th March 2015 at South Perth Rugby League Club, Karawara 8.30am

Cost – $180

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Reaccreditation – 8th March 2015 at South Perth Rugby League Club, Karawara 8.30am

Cost – $80

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If you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, you can apply at the website listed below.

Cost- $60


League Safe (Water Runner’s) – online at under tab get involved.

Cost- $20