The NRL/RLPA Welfare and Education Program actively supports players
The NRL/RLPA Welfare and Education Program actively supports players in their role as professionals athletes and prepares them for life away from the game.
The “No Work, No Study = No Play” policy for all players in the Toyota Cup competition is a positive one that ensures all players have career plans they can continue with after their NYC experience should they not progress to the NRL. For those players fortunate enough to become full time professional athletes, they are further supported by full time Career Counselors/Education and Welfare Managers at their clubs and from the NRL.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NRL and RLPA (players association) ensures that a minimum level of support for these athletes is maintained and a pool of money is allocated towards education expenses.