Who are we? 

Created by Australian Ninja Warrior veterans Mark and David Ravi for the ninjas of Australia, the Ninja Challenge League is Australia’s first ninja sports league. Beginning with the first Ninja Challenge held at Ninja Academy in 2015, it has evolved into a nationwide league format with competitions held in five ninja gyms across four states and territories around Australia in 2018 and more to be added in 2019. 


What is our goal? 

The goal of the Ninja Challenge League is to grow the budding Australian ninja community and provide an opportunity for adults of all ability levels to develop and test their ninja skills under pressure through a series of safe, high-quality competitions culminating in the national Finals held at Ninja Academy in Perth.  

Above all else, the Ninja Challenge League is about fairness and equal opportunity – it doesn’t matter whether you just won Australian Ninja Warrior or it’s your first time attempting a ninja competition, you are given the same opportunity to #ProveYourMoves. 


How does it work? 

Adult W.A. residents will compete in the Ninja Challenge League Season at Ninja Academy in Perth to earn a spot in the Ninja Challenge League Finals.  

The NCL Season will consist of eight rounds of competition from March to October, with each round consisting of two sessions.

Each session is capped at 40 competitors. 

Each competitor’s best session in a given round is used to rank competitors after each round, with points determined by rankings after each round and bonuses available for finishing the path or placing on the podium within their sex or overall.  

Only a competitor’s three highest-scoring rounds are used to calculate their position in the official standings. 

The top 50% of competitors – capped at 50 – on the official NCL Season (WA) standings at the end of the season will be eligible to compete in the national NCL Finals on November 2 & 3. 

The rest of the field will be made up of non-WA residents who qualify at official NCL Qualifier events throughout the year.  

Each qualifier is capped at 50 competitors. 

The number of competitors of each sex eligible to qualify at each event will range from one to five depending on the number of competitors for each sex at each qualifier. 

Seeding in the Finals for competitors from NCL Qualifiers will be determined by points scored in their best three NCL Qualifier results throughout the season. 

International competitors will be given spots on a wildcard basis if it is determined by the NCL that they would add value to the event. 

See the full rules and format details here.

Youth competitors from WA and other regions with qualifiers will qualify at official qualifiers, not through a league and compete in the Youth NCL Finals 2019 at Ninja Academy Perth on November 2 & 3.

How much does it cost? 

All adult competitors are required to pay a $25.00 fee for a membership to the NCL in 2019 – this money will be reinvested back into the NCL to provide a better league.

All youth competitors are required to pay a $15.00 fee for a Youth Membership

Prices for the events themselves vary depending on where competitors are based, but it can but can be roughly divided into WA residents, who compete in the Ninja Challenge League (WA) 2018 season, and non-WA residents, who compete in NCL Qualifiers. 

Entry options to an Adult NCL Qualifier is as follows:

Entry options to the Ninja Challenge League (WA) Season sessions are as follows: 

Entry options to a Youth Qualifier is as follows:

All payments must be made online.

Tickets to the Ninja Challenge League Finals 2019 cost $125.00 for adults and include the exclusive 2019 Finals t-shirt in the competitors’ preferred size.

*Ninja Academy member-discounted tickets to NCL events at Ninja Academy can only be redeemed by competitors with active Ninja Academy memberships. Suspended or terminated members with member-discounted season passes, 10-packs or single sessions must pay a fee for the remainder of the non-member equivalent cost for that pricing option before they will be allowed to compete. Full-season packs will incur an additional $12.50 fee for each session, 10-session packs will incur an additional $15.00 fee for each session and single sessions will incur an additional $20 fee for each session.

What sort of prize support is there? 

The NCL Finals 2019 offers the following prize awards for the top competitors of each sex: 

The top male and female competitors at the NCL Finals 2019 will also qualify for the National Ninja League Finals in the United States in early 2020 and have the opportunity to compete with the top ninjas in America. 

Details on the NCL Youth Finals 2019 are TBA.

How do you sign up? 

Just head to the Schedule section, click on either NCL Season (WA) 2019 or NCL Qualifiers, find your closest event, and then book in! 

Bookings are open until the start of the competition or until the event reaches capacity. 


Can I just watch?

The NCL Finals 2019 will be a huge spectator event, but the decision to open up other NCL events to spectators and whether there will be a fee involved rests with the host facility. Contact the facility directly to find out the details about spectating at that particular facility’s events.


How do you contact us? 

If you’re a current or prospective competitor and you’d like more information or want to ask about something not covered here, we can be reached at 

If you’re the owner of a ninja gym in Australia or elsewhere in the world interested in running an NCL Qualifier in 2019 or further down the road, contact the NCL commissioner, Mark Ravi, at

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