• Event Information
  • Diocesan Representatives
  • Polding Representatives
  • Code of Conduct

Event Information

There are no regional trials for Rugby League.
You are selected at the school level to progress to the diocesan trials. See your school sport coordinator for eligibility to nominate for this sport.

Diocesan Date                                         Backup Date
Tuesday 26th March 2024                                 Tuesday 2nd April 2024 

Entries close 12th March 2024. Any students who does not register on time will NOT be eligible to trial

9.30 am – 1.00 pm approx
Lakeside Sporting Complex, Raymond Terrace                           

Criteria to Nominate
Please note this is an elite pathway. These trials are for Year 5 & 6 experienced, highly talented players currently involved with league.
Some things to think about before applying. Are you registered to a Hunter junior rugby league club in 2024? Have you been playing rugby league for several years? For the 12 years, did you take part in the 11 years trials? Are you consistently one of the better players in your club side? Does your coach acknowledge your strong performances throughout the season?  Have you previously received end of year club awards such as best and fairest, best back or best forward? These are indicators that your child may be suitable to trial.

Registration Process for Diocesan Level

When a child is selected at a school level, they will be given instructions to register on the csnsw.sport website for the diocesan trial. Please ensure you complete all fields especially playing position and experience. It is important in this registration process you select the correct age division in this process i.e 11 yrs or Opens (12 yrs +).

Once registered the website will generate an email to your school principal/sport coordinator for them to approve. Your registration must be approved by your school principal before you can attend the trials. Please follow up if this is not done. If you do not meet the criteria/standard for this trial, the sport coordinator/principal will not approve your registration. To view team pack information, log into your account and go to your child’s current registrations. Click on “view registration” to see the diocesan details.


 $15 per student to be paid to your school admin 1 week prior to the diocesan trial.

Please contact your school sport coordinator for any questions & further information.

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully gained a position in the Maitland Newcastle Diocesan Rugby League teams to progress to the Polding Selections:

11 years

Max Martin St Columba's, Adamstown
Kobe Williams St Joseph's, Charlestown
Kupe Williams St Catherine's, Singleton
Vincent Maxwell St Joseph's, Merewether
Ace Hagan St James', Kotara South
Benji Maslen St Joseph's, Denman
Cole Vincin St Joseph's, Denman
Finn Jones St Aloysius, Chisholm
Asher Dries St Paul's, Gateshead
Sam Horan St Patrick's, Lochinvar
Calvin McKay St Michael's, Nelson Bay
Flynn Connell St Columban's, Mayfield
Chase Sinclair St Kevin's, Cardiff
Paige Crossley St Catherine's, Singleton
Tanner Tindall St Joseph's, Charlestown

12 years 

Jarvis Palmer St James', Kotara South
Zac Te Raki-Pitfield Holy Name, Forster
Jordan Ryan St Mary's, Warners Bay
Toby Burgess St Joseph's, Merewether
Tarickai Smith Holy Name, Forster
Archie Medhurst St James', Muswellbrook
Oliver Campton Holy Spirit, Kurri Kurri
Jack Jones St Joseph's, Merewether
Billy Johnson St Benedict's, Edgeworth
Jaxon Walker St Joseph's, East Maitland
Oscar Claydon St Patrick's, Swansea
Connor Macbeth St Joseph's, East Maitland
Curtis Rollason St Paul's, Rutherford
Hudson Wallace St Joseph's, Merriwa
Chaz Sharpe Holy Spirit, Kurri Kurri

Congratulations to the following Students who gained Selection into the Polding team

11 years Team


12 years Team

Please click here  for our code of conduct for parents, carers and other spectators attending school sporting events.