With the support of Wallaby legends and Super Rugby players, the Stockman Rugby program provides development opportunities for aspiring grass-roots talent, while raising awareness about men’s health. Stockman Rugby conducts:
domestic rugby clinics,
domestic rugby tours,
international tours and
runs an intermittent representative program.
In 2018 we visited Perth and played fixtures against the Western Force and their development program, the Western Force U19's. Internationally, we have enjoyed touring New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina and look forward to many more! For the latest news on our programs and activities follow us on Facebook.
Australian Stockman Rugby Union is proud to provide further sporting opportunities for aspiring players from remote, rural, FIFO and regional area's. We reckon there's a ton of talent in the bush and outside our major cities.
Founded in the iconic outback town of Longreach, we're proudly country and promote the classic Aussie values of integrity, mateship, hard work and selflessness.
Our sporting clinics, touring teams and the Australian country team all posses these attributes. We are privileged to provide another development opportunity to the country area's, unions, clubs and players we serve.
Australian Country - Stockman Rugby
Men's Health issues such as suicide, depression, substance abuse and domestic violence are important issues having a negative impact in Australia's country area's.
Through group discussions, clinics and conversations, addressing Mens Health is an inseparable component of every Stockman Rugby program.
Along with our sponsors and partners we believe sport and in particular,
rugby, can be a powerful vehicle for positive change.
“I’m proud to be associated with Stockman Rugby, as it provides an avenue for rural and regional players to develop their skills and character. Stockman Rugby invests in club rugby and the community through its charitable initiatives and is built on the best qualities of country rugby - excellence, mateship and development.”
John Eales AM
Australian Rugby Legend
“Sport is a wonderful part of country communities and the Australian way of life. I am delighted to be invited to be an ambassador for the Stockman Rugby program, an initiative that uses sport as a vehicle to provide young people from the country, valuable athletic and personal development opportunities. As a girl from the bush who now plays Rugby 7s for Australia, I am a believer in the power of sport, the lessons it teaches and the places it can take you.”
Rugby Womens 7s Team
“Having grown up in the country myself and playing rugby professionally, I have a real heart for Stockman Rugby and its connection to the bush. The Stockman Rugby program provides young people from Australia’s rural and regional area’s the opportunity to develop their character and rugby skill-sets, it provides an important development pathway for rugby in country area’s.”
Wallabies and Reds Legend
“For me its an opportunity to invest into grass-roots rugby and be a part of impacting lives within the unique framework of Stockman Rugby. This captures the soul of country rugby, participants not only develop as players, but also as people. They then take this experience back to benefit the communities and clubs they came from."
Wallabies, Brumbies and Reds Legend
“Stockman Rugby's focus on the remote, rural, regional and FIFO area’s is an important talent development pathway outside Australia’s major rugby hubs. Their men’s health focus is also an important aspect of their program that’s having a positive impact on young people from all over country Australia.”
Wallabies and Brumbies Legend
“I love the Stockman rugby concept, it captures the heartbeat and best qualities of Australian country rugby, advocating the development of young people’s character and their rugby ability. It has a professional approach to rugby and emphasises values I believe are important not only in rugby but in life.”
Australian Rugby Legend
Mark Ella AM
“Rugby has presented me with so many opportunities in my life, it’s great to involved with Stockman Rugby, an initiative that’s intent on ensuring young people from Australia’s rural and regional areas have further opportunities as well.”
Mark Ella AM
Australian Wallabies Legend
“Country rugby is an important part of rugby union in Australia, the country has produced some wonderfully talented players over the years. I’m proud to be involved with Stockman Rugby who provide a further avenue for the development of Australia’s country rugby talent and an opportunity for young men from the country to have a go.”
Australian Rugby Union and Rugby League Legend
We value the generosity of the community-minded organisations who partner with us to champion mental health awarness and provide further athletic opportunities to young Australian's. Our partners support often offsets an individuals costs to participate in the Stockman programs. We encourage you to honour the businesses who support us with your patronage.
To join our growing list of valued partners email:
Australian Stockman Rugby Union is a youth development initiative of Little Windmills: The Country Kids Charity. Little Windmills main stream, is financially supporting seriously sick and injured country kids with the practical expenses associated with their medical issue. By covering the cost of things like transport, fuel, medical costs, pharmaceutical costs, accomodation and groceries.
The second is our Stockman Sports program, which provides athletic and personal development opportunities for country youth from around remote, rural and regional Australia. The Stockman sports program uses sport and Australian sporting hero’s as an avenue to reach young people with a positive mental health message.