The fundamentals of the grading policy are designed to ensure that: 

Appropriate to their skill and ability.
The Club will grade from u/10`s up where there is more than 1 team in an age group
Players learn from their peers and develop an appreciation and love of the game.
Players, coaches and parents alike, have FUN; enjoy their son playing the game throughout the season
All players must participate in the grading process.


The Grading Committee shall be determined by the Club President and approved by the Committee

Coaches cannot grade the age group they expect to coach during the season.

The grading process shall commence as soon as:

The Management Committee has completed registrations and the likely number of teams in each age group have been determined.
As soon as the Club have access to the grounds.
No new player to the club is to be guaranteed a position in any specific team, until the entire grading process has been completed.
All players must be graded and play in the age group in which they fall.
Each player being graded is then to be individually assessed in accordance with the Grading Criteria, and placed into a team, according to the likely best fit between the Player’s skill and abilities, and the requirements of the team.

WHY GRADE Grading is the only fair way of ensuring teams play with and against players of similar skills and ability.

Grading ensures that your child’s involvement in the game, their contribution to the team, as well as their rugby league skills are optimised.

While children may not always be able to play with their best friends, experience has shown that they quickly form friendships and bonds with their new team mates.



Grading is compulsory for all players in age groups that are being graded.
There will be a 3 member grading panel to assess players
Grading is held by age group
If a re-registering player does not attend grading, their team placement will be at the discretion of the Grading Committee
If a new player does not attend grading, they will automatically be graded into the lowest Division.



Grading is based on a player’s performance during skills sessions and a small sided game.

On grading day, graders assess the player on the following criteria, and assign the Player a grading level of A, B or C (A=Advanced, B=Intermediate, C=Beginner).

Graders will be looking for the following attributes:

Ball control: carrying the ball, passing, running & passing.
Catching the ball while running, running onto a ball being passed
Speed, fitness & coordination
Defending and tackling ability
Using team mates
Positional sense



All players must be graded to ensure that they are placed in a team consistent with their demonstrated level of skill and ability, to ensure that we maximise the fun and enjoyment of playing the game of rugby league for every player.



Please remember that the purpose of the grading is not to get your child as high a division as possible, but to have them graded into a level of competition that best suits their ability. This will enable your child to have a chance in contributing to the team, achieve some skill development and receive enjoyment from participation.

Please ensure you have your child at grading at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.


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