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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 14th March 2023                                 Wednesday 29th March 2023

Entries close 28th February 2023. 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 2023? 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 Mailtand Newcastle Diocesan Rugby League teams to progress to the Polding Selections:

11 Years 

Darcy Robey

St Catherines Singleton

River McNamara

St Catherines Singleton

Luca Rufo

St Thereses New Lambton

Ariya Osara

St Marys Warners Bay

Isaac Chisholm

St Paul’s Rutherford

Oscar Claydon

St Patricks Swansea

Chaz Sharpe

Holy Spirit Kurri Kurri

Jack Jones

St Josephs Merewether

Jarvis Palmer

St James Kotara South

Archie Medhurst

St James Muswellbrook

Brax Delaney

St Francis Xavier Belmont

Jordan Ryan

St Marys Warners Bay

Jordy Mcauliffe

St Patricks Wallsend

Quade Orr

St Patricks Cessnock

Ajay Jenkinson

St Josephs Kilaben Bay

12 years Team

Sidney Maxwell

St Joseph’s Merewether

Darcy Whitaker

St Catherine’s Singleton

Cayden Norris

St Joseph’s East Maitland

Ashton Robertson

Holy Name Forster

Chandler Dooley

St Therese’s New Lambton

Logan Blakemore

St Paul’s Rutherford

Emmett Nixon

Holy Cross Glendale

Zar Graham

St Paul’s Gateshead

Noah Solman

St Joseph’s East Maitland

Taireeq Jackonia

St Paul’s Rutherford

Gus Crake

St Mary’s Warners Bay

Nate Rigby

St Joseph’s East Maitland

Eli Dries

St Paul’s Gateshead

Braith Sinclair

St Kevin’s Cardiff

Cohan Young

Rosary Park Branxton



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

11 years Team

Jarvis Palmer St James', Kotara South


12 years Team

Sidney Maxwell St Joseph's, Merewether
Eli Dries St Paul's, Gateshead
Taireeq Jackonia St Paul's, Rutherford

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