RUGBY UNION PROGRAM

The Academy’s Rugby Union Program provides quality athlete development opportunities for talented young athletes in the western Sydney region. The program provides development opportunities for athletes in the areas of technical skill, education, and personal development, preparing athletes for the next level of elite sport representation.

Duration:  January – March

Venues: TG Millner & Eric Tweedale Stadium

The Program will comprise of technical development opportunities, athlete education, sports science and fitness elements for Academy scholarship holders. The Program aims to prepare athletes for progression to higher levels of individual performance and achievement.

2022 RUGBY UNION SQUAD

MALES       FEMALES
Johann AH-COLT Waiaria ELLIS
Luke ALDERSON Alianana FUIMAONO
Dylan BIGGS Nadelle HARRISON
Hasani BLOOMFIELD Maddison KERNAGHAN
Alec BUCHERT Timaleti LAWANIYASANA
Julian CARRUTHERS Irae LEATIGAGA
Harry CLARKE Giavanna LEO
Flynn FARRELL Annabel MACDONALD
Darcy FELTHAM Faith MANU
Andrew GAITAU Pyper MARCHANT
Marcellus IAKOPO Tia MATTHEWS
Ryan JACOBS Mya MULLER
Rory MULLER
Isaiah KOLOPEAUA Memphis-cass PATI AH-CHEUNG
Ieremia LEALAIAULOTO Samurai PATI AH-CHEUNG
MOSES LEWADROMODROMO Taytana PATI AH-CHEUNG
Ezekeil LOGO Leilani TAUFA
Cooper MATIA Amelie PROSSER-SHAW
Caleb MCDONNELL Darcie PROSSER-SHAW
Chris MOALA Caliche RIMENE
Luke MURITI Brooke TALATAINA
Manarangi NICHOLAS Shanice TALATAINA
Wesley-Jones NIFO Cody TUIMASEVE
Bradley PATTERSON Olivia VAALELE
Matavius-James PETAIA Kiana VATUBUA
Leroy PETELO Ella WALKER
Thomas PINDER Heidi WILKINSON
Samuel POLLEY Arijana ZAMMIT-KAIPO
Jethro RINAKAMA
Jayden SCHOKMAN
Ryan SCOTT
Harrison SHAND
Braeden SMITH
Tahj SMITH
Callum SPOONER
Heath STAFFORD
Laurence TALATAINA
Malachi TAUTUA
Kelvyn TOGIA
Nathaniel TOLU
Velangilala (Vjay) VAKAUTA
Josiah VATUBUA
Benjamin VISAGIE
Joshua WAKEFIELD
Patrick WITHFORD

To be eligible to nominate for a scholarship within the Academy’s 2021/22 Rugby Union Program, athletes must be: 

  • Born between 2004 – 2008;
  • Committed to progressing to higher levels of representation within the sport of Rugby Union;
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Penrith or The Hills.

An athlete levy is applicable to athletes, which assists in meeting the costs of the Program. This will be advised at the time of nominations.

In addition to regular scheduled training sessions, the following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the Rugby Union Program: 

  • Individual, as well as squad high-quality coaching;
  • Insight into what it takes to become a professional athlete;
  • Identification and training methods to correct technique;
  • Opportunities to represent WSAS at various events;
  • Academy athlete uniform clothing;
  • Athlete education program
  • Access to online portals for SIA and other relevant websites;
  • Free access to Fit 4 All gym located in Penrith;
  • A discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine.

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