Rebels Homestay Program
Connect in a unique way
"For people thinking about whether or not to have a young player stay with them and be part of their new community and to get to know that community, the real essence is that there's a special bond."
The opportunity to pursue your childhood dream and begin life as a professional rugby player is an exciting time in any young player’s career.
However, it can also be an challenging experience, particularly for young interstate players who leave their hometown comforts to follow their dreams of Super Rugby stardom.
To combat this, the Melbourne Rebels established the Homestay Program – an initiative designed for host families to provide up-and-coming players with a roof over their heads, home cooked meals, transport and a shoulder to lean on during the traditionally gruelling first months of professional sport.
As the Melbourne Rebels look ahead to the Golden Decade of Australian Rugby, our Club is on the search for a new generation of host families to support the next Carter Gordon, Lukas Ripley and Cabous Eloff coming through our ranks.
To register your interest in joining the Melbourne Rebels Homestay program, click here or complete the form below.