Sky Try

The Sky Try programme aims to make a difference by increasing the amount of viewers, spectators and participants to Rugby League.

The RFL view this as a great opportunity to develop and grow the sport by ensuring all projects adopt the following principles:

  • Drive long term growth through outcomes and impact
  • Uniform product delivery and monitoring
  • Accountability throughout the programme – proven return on investment
  • Start of the journey’ towards governance excellence
  • Drives ticket sales
  • Used to develop academic research to help access further funding

The Sky Try Project

The Sky Try Programme has four distinct pillars as shown below which have specific targets and outcomes based on the guiding principles.

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Sky Try Primary Rugby League: is delivery in a clusters of primary schools selected located around targeted community Clubs targeting 8-9 year olds (Key Stage 2).

Each primary school will receive a minimum of 5 weeks consecutive coaching, followed by a recruitment event such as an assembly or participation festival.

All Primary teachers in the Sky Try project will be offered CPD. Community Clubs will be selected to work as targeted partners for participation by the Sky Try deliverer.

The Sky Try deliverers will work with these Clubs to help upskill coaches at Primary Rugby League age groups through running coach development CPD, and actively recruit participants who have received delivery in the primary school.

In the first year the following Club Foundations have been invited to be a delivery partner: Bradford Bulls, Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds Rhinos, London Broncos, Salford Red Devils, St Helens, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Warrington Wolves, Widnes Vikings, Wigan Warriors, Doncaster, Sheffield Eagles, Newcastle Thunder, Whitehaven, Workington Town, London Rugby League, Oxford, University of Gloucestershire All Golds and Coventry Bears.


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