To maintains the club’s reputation of being at the forefront of rugby league and enhancing the sports growth, providing for all local players from junior to senior teams, including age grades, open grade, women, representative & social.
The Club will effectively build, strengthen and enhance the present and future of Rugby League and the NCRL Club by promoting Rugby League in North Canterbury for all. Promoting positive sportsmanship, in a team, family / whanau orientated environment inclusive of the general public. NCRL are committed to providing a club that people want to be associated with – players, friends of players, family, coaches, team managers, students and sponsors.
NCRL playing under Northern Bulldogs Rugby League is situated in the heart of Kaiapoi with a population of around 11,000 people. With a number of subdivisions currently being developed, the town is constantly growing. Predictions post the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 are the population will increase rapidly as the population moves north.
Kaiapoi is steeped in history as is the League Club, which was formed in 1957, under the name Kaiapoi Rugby League Club. League has always been a strong club in Kaiapoi and will continue to be so into the future.
The club caters for all grades from nursery to seniors. Over the years the club has been very successful in all grades collecting a number championship titles. We are well represented at both North Canterbury and Canterbury Country representative levels.
We are very community orientated and offer support in a number of projects about the town. Our club rooms have been utilised by a number of community on a regular basis.
We continue to offer a reasonable player membership fees for all grades. This fee goes a long way towards us meeting our day to day running costs. It also covers the weekly after match food that is provided for the junior prize giving’s.
For those who have finished their playing days we are currently working on a ‘Supporters Club membership’. This membership will be reasonably priced members discounts will be available.