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Rugby League

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Total investment 2013–14: $816,660
(high performance: $190,660; participation: $616,000; other: $10,000)
ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 0.3%

The sport achieved its Winning Edge target in 2013 with the Kangaroos winning the world cup in the United Kingdom in convincing fashion. The women’s team, the Jillaroos, also won the world cup in 2013. As with other sports with strong professional competitions, the AIS investment in rugby league is targeted towards the athlete pathway rather than to the top professional athletes.

Under the new Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) constitution and governance operations, the sport meets the majority of the ASC’s mandatory governance principles. In 2013 the ARLC entered into a strategic alliance with Touch Football Australia in a bid to create efficiencies in the delivery of rugby league and touch football nationally.The partnership has the potential to create better alignment and consolidation of people, resources and competitions across the country — working together on both forms of the game under the NRL banner.

In 2013 the sport achieved a record number of registrations in club rugby league, including a record number of mini footballers (6–12 years old). Female participation in the sport grew by 21.8 per cent and masters rugby league continued its growth with player registrations increasing 14.2 per cent during the year.

2013 benchmark event // world cup

Medal target: 0 to 1

Actual: gold 1 silver 0 bronze 0 total 1

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