Sports Trainers are a vital part of junior rugby league. Their role is specifically focused on keeping our players safe. They are recognisable on the field in their sky blue (level 1) and bright orange (level 2) shirts.
The role of a Sports Trainer is to:
Each international level (under 13 and up) junior rugby league team must have a Sports Trainer in attendance for games to take place. It is a good idea for teams to be proactive in finding a replacement if their usual Sports Trainer is unavailable.
Individuals must be 18 years or older to become a Sports Trainer.
Rugby league player and volunteer registration is now completed online via the NRL’s new MySideline system. Whether you are re-registering from previous seasons, registering for the first time or you want to request a transfer, you will need to use MySideline.
The NRL have put together this quick 'How to Register' video to help guide everyone through registering with a club via the new system.
Before you can perform the role of Sports Trainer, you must complete the appropriate Sports Trainer accreditation course.
The course is usually a combination of online eLearning and face-to-face training. It will take you through the roles and responsibilities of being a Sports Trainer and provide the first aid knowledge and skills required to perform the role.
Once you complete the training, you will need to present the club with a copy of the certificates and cards you are sent for endorsement and for the club's records. These can be presented at the canteen during training.
There is a cost for registering in a Sports Trainer course. The Club can reimburse this cost, or offset it against your child's fees. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a refund/offset.
All sports trainers must hold a current Working with Children Blue Card issued by the Queensland Government.
If you already have a current Blue Card, simply present this at the canteen on training night and we can link your card to Brothers Juniors Ipswich.
If you need to renew your Blue Card or apply for one for the first time, click the button below to apply/renew online. Once you have registered/applied online, please send an email to email@example.com so that we can approve for your Blue Card to be linked to our Club.
Sports Trainers are recognisable by the sky blue (level 1) and bright orange (level 2) shirts they wear.
You should be issued the appropriate shirt during your accreditation course. If this doesn't happen, please see us at the canteen during training a we will arrange to get you issued with the relevant shirt.
This shirt must be worn during games and must be on the outside of your clothing. If it is cold, we recommend that you wear the Sports Trainer shirt over a jumper.
Remember: International level games (under 13 and up) can be be called off if your team does not have an identifiable Level 1 Sports Trainer present.
All sports trainers must complete the NRL's Coach, Trainer & Volunteer Registration Form.
This form ensures that you are properly registered with the NRL and approved to be a Sports Trainer for a junior team. It also provides the NRL with your contact information so that they can send you information and opportunities relevant to your role as a Sports Trainer.