30 places, 30 hours per student, per season.

The MRP Colts is a new division of rugby where young men and women aged 14 to 18 years old, who may have never had the chance to play team sport, are matched with a Player Mentor who is 18 to 24 years old. Player Mentors will support them both on and off the field. It’s all about moving these young people from the sidelines and into the main game of rugby and life.

Driving this social change through rugby clubs means we can create a long-term home within an established community for those with learning and perceptual disabilities. It’s not ‘special rugby’ – the MRP is all about giving the rugby and broader community the tools to ‘do inclusion’.

To do this, we’ll take you through the Ginger Cloud Leadership Program, covering topics like consistent behaviour, authenticity, and reciprocity. You can hone your youth mentoring and leadership skills while having an awesome time playing rugby.

Becoming a Player Mentor in the MRP Colts at one of these clubs will allow you to experience the power of giving back, share your passion for sport and support a young person and their whole family to help them become an active part of their local community.

This video shows you how the MRP is changing lives.

Position description

What skills do you need?

  • You don’t need to be a rugby player!
  • If you can catch a ball, pass a ball, run, and, most of all, be prepared to open your heart to connect with an amazing young person, that’s all you need.

Operating dates and times

When is the MRP Colts season?

  • The season runs for 10 weeks.
  • The MRP season includes one Thursday or Friday evening training session (depending on the club) and a Saturday morning game each week (7.30 to 8.15am).

What are the key events in the season?

  • A Player Mentor coaching session and family welcome barbecue.
  • The first club training session.
  • An MRP exhibition match will be at half-time at Suncorp Stadium.
  • MRP end of season carnival.

Places available

30 places, 30 hours per student, per season

Position requirements

  • Current Blue Card
  • Registration as a Player Mentor (volunteer status) through the relevant club – MRP will assist with this


Details of the 2019 program are to be confirmed.




Contact ACU Engagement expressing your interest and confirming:

  • You fulfil (or are willing to fulfil) the position requirements
  • The ACU unit you are studying and your course
  • Your availability which complies with the operating dates and times
  • Read the relevant ACU policies and procedures

After confirming the above, the Engagement team will then connect you with Modified Rugby Program via email.

ACU contact

ACU Engagement
Email: acuengagement@acu.edu.au



ACU Policy & Procedure

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