The Academy’s Rugby League program provides a unique development opportunity for young players within the western Sydney region. In partnership with the Penrith and Parramatta District Rugby League Clubs, and the NSW Rugby League, the Academy fields teams in the prestigious NSWRL junior representative competitions for U/16s (Harold Matthews) and U/18s (SG Ball).
The program comprises a strong coaching and training staff structure supported by both NRL Clubs, and the Academy’s squads compete weekly against the traditional NRL Club junior representative squads over a 10 week period from February to May.
This program enables increased opportunities for local junior rugby league players to compete at the pre-elite level, as well as coach development opportunities. It also provides valuable assistance to local junior clubs through supporting their ability to retain local junior players.
The playing venue is the high quality St Marys League Club Stadium, and the training venue is St Dominic’s College, Kingswood.