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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to be a Ground Manager?

It is a requirement of the Hunter Junior Rugby League that "ALL" volunteers must have a valid NSW Working With Children Check before registering as a rugby league volunteer.  Regardless of whether you are a close relative of a participant or not you, you still require a clearance:

Apply here:

Do I need to register with my club? If so, how?

All Ground Managers must be registered with their local club under the Volunteer member type, which is selectable at the beginning of the club registration form. Registrations are completed online through The Club Finder will direct you to your local club's registration form.

If you experience any issues whilst trying to complete your registration, the NRL have provided support resources and guides available.

Where can I learn how to be a Ground Manager?

NSWRL in conjunction with the NRL Education team have developed an online Community Club Ground Manager Induction training module, which is designed to give volunteers a head start on their appointment as a Ground Manager at their Club.  It contains NSWRL specific content including scenarios, training, tips and links to commonly used resources and documents for the role of Ground Manager.


What are my responsibilities as a Ground Manager?

The primary responsibilities of a ground manager are:

- To check playing surface and facilities are safe for play and meet minimum requirements.

- Ensure all game day equipment is ready prior to commencement of the first match.

- First Responders are in attendance and hold the relevant accreditations as outlined in the NRL On-field Policy.

- Support Match Officials and control spectators.

- Manage Game Day operations to ensure fixtures remain on schedule.

Where can I make a report if an incident occurs at my venue?

Ground Managers will be able to report incidents through Ground Manager Incident Report – Newcastle & Maitland Region.


Leanne Hayne

League and Club Support Coordinator - Seniors

Michelle Graham

League and Club Support Coordinator - Juniors

Andrew Konz

League and Club Support Coordinator - Competitions

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