Posted on Friday 7th June, 2019


In 2019, WRFL clubs are involved in the ‘SPIRIT of the Game’ pilot initiative.

The newly developed program is a collective responsibility scoring model that aims to address the issue of unsportsperson like behaviour by holding teams accountable through an evaluation option with rates the SPIRIT of each team.

SPIRIT is a star rating (5 stars for excellent to 1 star for poor) of each team’s SPIRIT of the Game.

For a match, each team self-evaluates their SPIRIT of the Game then they evaluate the opposing team’s SPIRIT of the Game, as will the umpires via the SPIRIT of the Game website.

Below is an example of a club quote from the first few rounds of the Junior competition: