Rugby league

2024 SQUAD

Applications for the 2024 NIAS Rugby League Squad are currently open.  Applications will close Friday 1 March, with selection trials to be held at Scully Park on Saturday 9 March.

Girls (DOB 2009/10) – Trials 2:30-4:30pm
Boys (DOB 2009) – Trials 4:00-6:00pm 

Program Personnel

Girls Program Personnel- Luke Taylor (Head Coach), Corey Ridley (Assistant Coach), Craig Redmayne (Manager)
Boys Program Personnel- Peter Stevens (Head Coach), James Cooper (Assistant Coach), Jake McManus (Assistant Coach), Brock Dunn (Assistant Coach), Craig Redmayne (Manager)

Program Information

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.

Program Partners

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  • 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
Kyearna King

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
Reece Josephson

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
Cameron Lyon