2013 Season Kick's Off In Narooma
A session on Friday night at Bill Smythe Oval in Narooma, three sessions Saturday and a further couple of sessions Sunday morning the Academy players will leave nothing to chance in preparations for these games. With the squad boosted to 21 players after Narooma’s premiership player Kane Ayers returning to the seaside township, having work commitments previously forcing him out of the squad. His return will only strengthen the already talent filled squad and add greater depth to the Jason Whitby coached team. Players from the squad have already experienced trials with NRL teams Penrith (Joe Stewart Eden), Canberra (Adam Lucas Bega) and Melbourne (Morgan Boyle Cobargo) with the Albion Park trials another platform for Group 16 players to stake their claims.
Joining the talented Far South Coast Monaro Academy will be the final camp for the Snowy Mountains Academy players where they will swap their highland lifestyle for a weekend by the ocean with Narooma Surf patrol lifesavers taking the mountain boys through a surf awareness, fun and education program. This, along with several Rugby League sessions, will finish off their three camp program that kicked off last December. An initiative from the communities of Bombala and Jindabyne have seen 38 players experience Rugby League, meet NRL stars Joel Thompson, Jack Wighton, Blake Ferguson with Trent Barrett and NSW High performance coach Wayne Portlock as well as make some lifetime friends along the road.
Formation of international aged teams will be the ultimate goal for the Academy as we press forward to the 2013 season. The group will form in 12’s, 14’s and 16’s to test their abilities at the Bibbenluke carnival on the 23rd March 2013 before deciding to enter teams in the Group 16 MRL competition.
Anyone wishing to find out more about these squads or Rugby League then they can contact either Damian’s at the NRL Game Development Office Far South Coast on (02) 64947341