With the support our ambassadors, the Stockman Rugby program provides development opportunities for aspiring grass-roots players from Australia’s rural and regional area’s, while tackling men’s health related subjects such as suicide, depression and substance abuse.
Stockman Rugby has toured:
2013: New Zealand
2016: North Queensland
2018: Perth, Western Australia
2024: England (Oct, 2024)
We look forward to many more tours all over the rugby playing world! For the latest news on our programs and activities follow us on Facebook.
Founded in the iconic outback town of Longreach, Queensland, we're proudly country and promote the classic Aussie values of integrity, mateship, hard work and selflessness.
We're proud to select rugby players with country roots from all over Australia to from an Australian Country touring team and export these values all over the rugby playing world.
We are privileged to provide another development opportunity to the country area's, unions, clubs and players we serve.
Australian Country - Stockman Rugby
In October 2024, Australian Stockman Rugby Union will launch our 'For King And Country Tour' to England. The squad will boast a number of Classic Wallabies and a host of quality grass-roots Australian rugby players. #ForKingandCountry
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
John Eales AM
“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 Rugby Representative
“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.”
Australian 7's Rugby Representative
“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 Rugby Representative
“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, Reds and Western Force Rugby Representative
“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.”
Wallabies and Australian Rugby League Representative