Modified Rugby Program

The Modified Rugby Program (MRP) is a new, modified form of touch-only rugby, developed by GingerCloud Foundation, where each boy and girl with a learning and perceptual disability has their own club PlayerMentor on the field supporting them. The program aims to move boys and girls with learning and perceptual disabilities off the sidelines and into the main game as part of their local junior rugby club community.

 

Starting with 1 team of 16 participants at Brothers in 2014, the program now features 23 teams, and operates in 17 clubs across Queensland and the ACT. It is an initiate we are extremely proud to support.

Registration Information

There are 3 MRP Divisions to suit different needs:

MRP Junior

• Aged between 7-13 years.

• Individually paired with a PlayerMentor.

• Boys and girls.

 

MRP Colts

• Aged between 14-19 years.

• Individually paired with a PlayerMentor.

• Boys and girls.

 

MRP 7’s

• Aged between 8 and above (Viva 7s model).

• Previously participated in MRP Original or MRP Colts.

• Supportive team environment with PlayerMentors.

• Boys and girls.

 

To register please visit The GingerCloud website at  www.mymrp.org/welcome-to-brothers-brisbane for eligibility criteria and to begin the process.

2021 MRP Mentor Registration

 

All Player Mentors and Coaches MUST register as MRP Player Mentors (Non-Playing Volunteers – No Charge) to participate in the program.
Please click here to Register for 2021 (Free of Charge)

MRP Values and Objectives

 

Central to MRP’s success is its focus on the values of:

 

  • Inclusion
  • Responsibility
  • Reciprocity
  • Commitment
  • Community engagement
  • Continual Improvement

 

These core values have resonated across the rugby community.

 

The MRP was developed by GingerCloud Foundation, whose founders Megan and Anthony Elliott are from our club community, in association with the QRU and proudly piloted at our club in 2014.