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About Sky Try


Sky Try is all about helping more children enjoy Rugby League nationwide. It’s a ground breaking new partnership initiative between the RFL, Sky and the Rugby League Foundations.

Sky Try is the biggest ever programme of Rugby League opportunities in primary and secondary schools.  
Sky Try is helping 700,000 more children and young people have fun, get active, grow in confidence and enjoy Rugby League.

The Sky Try campaign inspires children and young people through professional Rugby League clubs and major Rugby League events. Sky Try is changing the future of Rugby League by giving hundreds of thousands of children and young people a high quality introduction to the sport and helping them to find more playing local opportunities – from school teams to local community clubs and the award-winning talent pathway.

Together we are growing the love and appreciation of Rugby League across the nation – growing the number of fans and viewers.

The Sky Try Programme

There are four main parts of the Sky Try programme, each with specific targets.


Sky Try Primary Rugby League:

delivers in clusters of primary schools around selected community clubs and is focused on 8-9 year olds (Key Stage 2). Each primary school receives a minimum of 5 weeks consecutive coaching, followed by a next steps event such as a special assembly or participation festival. All primary teachers in the Sky Try project are offered continuing professional development (CPD) to enable them to continue to promote Rugby League as an activity in their school. The Foundations work with the local clubs to help upskill coaches at Primary Rugby League age groups through coach development CPD.

Sky Try local school competition and player development:

is aimed at increasing local opportunities for secondary school boys to play Rugby League, either for the first time or to assist in providing more regular opportunities for students at Key Stage 3 (year 7 – 9 boys) to play. Sky Try offers CPD workshops for secondary school teachers and community coaches of U12-U14 to help young players stay and succeed in Rugby League.

Sky Try Play Touch:

is a 6 week Touch Rugby League workout project aimed at increasing the number of girls participating at Key Stage 3 and 4 (12 – 15). It is focused on fun activity and growing confidence.

Big Games Bigger:

Sky Try participants receive unique opportunities to take part at major events from Super League games to Magic Weekend and Summer Bash. The inspiration of professional Rugby League players and clubs is helping grow the number of children, young people and family spectators at club matches and RFL major events.


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