In 2002 Ron Coote, Jim Hall and Max Brown identified there was a pressing need to establish a network that accessed the tight-knit rugby league community’s desire to help its own. And so the Men of League Foundation was established.
Whether you are an ex-player, an administrator, referee, or club volunteer; whether you are a man, woman or child, Men of League Foundation protects and enhances lives while respecting each individual’s dignity.
The vision was to build a foundation that provided practical assistance and social support, and this vision has been realised.
The Foundation has grown to be the charity of rugby league. Its mission remains to provide a wide range of welfare support and referrals in a professional and timely manner to those within the rugby league community who are in genuine need and are unable to overcome that need within their own resources.
It boasts a robust membership and a national network of committees that are the engine room of the Foundation. The volunteer network is supported by a professional, dedicated Sydney head office team, state teams providing advice and service from Brisbane and Sydney locations and a national board.