Applications for the 2023|24 Squad are currently closed. Appplications will open during term 1 for a term 2 commencement.
Peter Stevens, Scott Bone, James Cooper, Jake McManus, Luke Taylor
The Rugby League program includes skill development, team development, fitness assessments, and match play. Athletes will have access to performance support and additional education.
The program offers each athlete the opportunity to further develop and improve skills required to gain selection in higher levels of representation.
The program for both boys and girls Squads in 2024 will include:
- Six regional training sessions
- Skill acquisition, performance support and athlete education
- Academy Awards
Eligibility & Selection
- Male athletes who turn 15 in 2024 (born in 2009), reside within the Group 21, 4 or 19 regions and is a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.
- Female athletes who turn 14 or 15 in 2024 (born in 2009 or 2010) and reside within the Group 21, 4 or 19 regions.
Players may be offered a place in the Rugby League Program based on their performances. A selection panel will assess each application based on performances, attitude and commitment to Rugby League. Athletes will be assessed on criteria such as: technique, physical attributes, skill, intelligence, endurance, coachability and attitude.
ATHLETE BENEFITS & COMMITMENT
- Intensive coaching from accredited regional, guest and state level coaches.
- Regional training sessions – technical and tactical skill development.
- Performance Support including Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Fitness Assessments, Strength & Conditioning and more.
- Invitations to special events such as the annual Academy Awards.
- Travel assistance to attend NIAS regional training sessions and camps – on request.
- Opportunities to participate in higher level competitions and challenges.
- Attend all program activities.
- Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
- Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any feedback.
- Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive opportunities.
- Behave and dress in an appropriate manner when representing NIAS and its sponsors.
- Wear NIAS apparel when representing the Academy at events.
- Be available to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
- Adhere to NIAS Athlete Code of Conduct and policies including anti-doping policy.
- Maintain regular communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.
$220 includes: training sessions, coaching and performance support activities, and invitations to special events such as the annual Academy Awards Night.
NIAS is an approved organisation for NSW Government Active Kids Vouchers.
- Academy Challenges, Academy Games and any specific Sports Tours are additional to the Athlete Levy. Costs differ from sport to sport.
- Athlete Uniform. Costs vary from sport to sport.
Please contact NIAS for more information.
Past Squad Archives
Mia Allen Ava Mitchell
Sienna Brumby Isabel Murray
Mia Cloake Olivia Murray
Georgia Clydsdale Mackenzie Perrett
Olivia Cordina Sybella Pike
Elizabeth Dykes Ruby Smith
Addi Eastley Matilda Thompson
Maddison Gilmore Lorraine Townsend
Ashley Hanslow Madeline Turnbull
Lillie Harvey Ella Vidler
Jack Anderson Zachary Milsom
Benjamin Andrews Jackson Moore
Samuel Archer Robert Murphy
Max Blyton Braydon Nean
Rave Brazier Sean Nean
Lincoln Browning Jake Peart
Jayden Brumby Alfred Priestley
Tymain Coffey Nate Rothall
Jurakye Cook Matthew Russell
Hayden Davidson Tommy Ryan
Jarell Dejong Jayden Seckold
Darcy Edwards Coby Single
Riley Fitzsimmons Dallas Spearim
Jack Gilmore Oscar Turner
Jamie Grant Darcy Wallace
Diesel Hagan Christian Whalan
Lachlan Hawkins Cooper Wilson
Jackson Humphries Dustin Wyrzykowski
Hamish Adamthwaite Oliver Milsom
Kai Baker Casey Milton
Benjamin Browning Jason Mowbray
Jack Bullen Fletcher Panton
Jack Carslake Lachlan Quigley
Bailey Chick Toby Robinson
Will Foley Darcy Rolph
Harrison Foot Mitchell Rousell
Dylan Ginman Clay Sadler
Blaze Harrison Jack Shankley
Darcey Heagney Charlie Smith
Cody Iles Cooper Taggart
Cooper Jones Zeke Wise