Mini footy

Mini footy (known as mini league in Britain) is a form of rugby league developed by the Australian Rugby League. It was developed to introduce children to rugby league.

These modifications are aimed at providing a child with a safe environment, a firm knowledge of the rules of the sport and time to practice the skills such as tackling, passing and common defensive and attacking tactics.

Mod league follows on from mini footy.

Changes to rugby league laws

  • 3x10 minute periods
  • 8 players per team
  • 4 tackles
  • Every player has a minimum of one full period
  • No kicking
  • Small field and football
  • Nationally accredited coaches, referees and first aid officers
  • Code of Conduct and safe play code enforced


Mini rugby league is a 9-a-side adapted version of the sport. It includes full contact but does not feature scrums and limits kicking to converting tries (optional). Mini rugby league is the form of rugby league recommended by the Rugby Football League for age groups Under 8 and Under 9.

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